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Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of Primary Industry and Resources



Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of Primary Industry and Resources

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3. PERFORMANCE REPORTING to meet requirements under the Emergency Management Act and gained approval from the Territory Emergency Management Committee developed nationally recognised Working in Biosecurity Emergency Response (WinBER) training materials to provide foundational skills for response personnel delivered WinBER training to 61 individuals from the department, Northern Territory Emergency Services, Department of Health, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources reinvigorated the departments First Response Team. This group is to provide skilled and trained response ready personnel to resource an emergency response provided expert input and advocacy for biosecurity and animal welfare considerations as a member of the whole-of-government Emergency Management Training Unit Steering Committee, along with executive support supported the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in responding to the detection of the environmental weed Sagittaria, a recognised Weed of National Significance developed the National Interstate Deployment Guidelines as a member of the national Resource Specialist Task Group. Corporate Communication OVERVIEW The Corporate Communication Unit provides media and strategic communication support, and helps manage the departments web, marketing, branding, events and promotion activities, along with supporting internal communication. The head of the unit is also a member of the department's Board of Management. Achievements for 201617 delivered daily media monitoring services to the department supported over 50 ministerial media opportunities, 23 departmental media releases and numerous other media interviews and opportunities; these ministerial opportunities included a number of announcements on progress for the $50 million investment in recreational fishing infrastructure, the inaugural announcement with the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and sharing information relating to the departments agricultural research promoted the department's work through 15 editions of the Chief Executive's newsletter, regional newsletters and its website supported transition of mines and energy content into the new NT.GOV.AU web environment provided communication services for biosecurity incursion responses and animal welfare arrangements during emergency responses supported displays focused on resources and agriculture at all NT regional shows developed communication and marketing strategies to support the departments activities. This included supporting awareness of changes to the biosecurity controls for Bovine Johnes Disease impacting on the NT cattle industry with updated digital content, information sheets, events and toolkits of information. ANNUAL REPORT 2016-17 / Department of Primary Industry and Resources // 113

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