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Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of the Legislative Assembly

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Title

Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of the Legislative Assembly

Other title

Tabled paper 405

Collection

Tabled papers for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2017-10-10

Description

Deemed

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

Copyright owner

See publication

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/272314

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/428605

Page content

DLA Annual Report 2016-17 Page 6 P a g e 6 with that Committee on the redraft for the 13th Assembly and has stood me in good stead delivering on the Associations request. The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly is an active participant in promoting professional development for its Members, its staff and for staff and Members of other Parliaments when we have the resources and capacity to contribute and learn. Through the longstanding Australian and Pacific Parliaments twinning arrangements, which each Australian parliament participates in, the Northern Territory has a relationship with the small pacific island jurisdiction of Niue, who we have assisted in purchasing and installing a new Assembly recording system from Commonwealth Parliamentary Association funds. During the year the Department has continued its monthly all staff forums to ensure that all officers have a voice and benefit from learning and development opportunities as well as to discuss matters of importance around corporate culture and workplace wellbeing. We have recently focused on addressing concerns about bullying in the workplace since the release of the 2016 results of the People Matter Survey undertaken by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment and provided information and education as well as staff surveys to assist address any concerns. The Department prides itself on its diversity by continuing to employ and encourage applications from well qualified candidates from non-English speaking backgrounds, Aboriginal Territorians, gay and lesbian officers, a broad spectrum of age ranges and promoting and achieving gender diversity in senior management. I thank my colleagues for their commitment and dedication to delivering a magnificent public building and the seat of democracy in the Northern Territory, for their support to the Members and our openness to scrutiny and accountability. While the Chief Minister is the responsible Minister for the Department, my day to day reporting is to the Speaker who is the Commissioner of Employment for employees of the Department and who acts on behalf of Government to administer the agency similar to the role of a Minister. I express my thanks to Madam Speaker for her continued support and openness to innovation in the operation of the Assembly and the delivery of support to Members and to the Northern Territory. MICHAEL TATHAM Clerk and Chief Executive


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