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Annual report 2003 - 2004



Annual report 2003 - 2004

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Department of the Chief Minister


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).






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11ANNUAL REPORT 2003 - 2004 A B O U T O U R D EPA R TM EN T The events of September 11 2001 and the Bali Bombing in October 2002 have prompted a fundamental review of the national, state and territory arrangements to counter terrorism and increased national security. This office has taken the lead policy coordination role and is involved in reviewing areas of transport, critical infrastructure and hazardous material. The counter terrorism exercise Mercury04 was undertaken in March 2004 and involved establishing the Territory Crisis Centre in Parliament House to inform and provide advice to Government and to coordinate Governments response. As the year drew to a close, staff in the Department reviewed our strategic directions to take account of emerging issues for the Territory from 2004 to 2007. We aim to ensure that momentum continues and builds upon the successful outcomes outlined here. This Department will continue to play a role in supporting Government Agencies to ensure that Governments priorities are delivered effectively. We continue to represent the Northern Territory at national and inter-governmental forums, such as the Council of Australia Governments (COAG) and we represent the Territorys interests to national and international industry, business and investors to promote development opportunities. In closing, I would like to pay tribute to the staff of the Department of the Chief Minister for their achievements this year. Many of the milestones reached this year are the result of their work over some time and I am proud of their achievements. I would also like to thank staff from other Government Agencies and the private sector for their contributions. Their collaborative and cooperative approach has made it possible for the Territory to move ahead. Paul Tyrrell Chief Executive

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