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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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16 DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER A B O U T O U R D EP A R TM EN T STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS 2004-2007 Facilitating the Directions And Priorities of Government By assisting the Government to develop The Northern Territorys strategic directions, including stimulating policy development across Government departments and agencies, promoting positive images of the Territory and ensuring the Northern Territory Public Service is structured to achieve the Governments objectives. Leadership of Cross-Agency Coordination By promoting effective communications across departments and agencies and monitoring progress towards Governments key policy objectives. Creating Jobs for Territorians By monitoring the implementation of the Governments Economic Development Strategy and attracting investors, facilitating the development of major projects and knowledge-based industries in the Northern Territory. Preserving and Building a Socially Cohesive Territory By stimulating policy in areas of social priority, integrating social policy initiatives an providing effective responses for specific groups in the community. Review of our Strategic Directions In May 2004 the Departments senior managers led a review of Strategic Directions to reprioritise our efforts in line with our changing environment. The workshop was followed by consultation across the Department. The Departments new Strategic Directions identifies eight critical priority areas for our focus over and above the day to day business of the Department, in collaboration with relevant Agencies. These issues are aligned with the four overall priorities of Government, namely; Jobs for Territorians and Population Growth , Education, Health and Safer Communities: Broaden the Northern Territorys economic base Address the implications of the cessation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Improve Indigenous gains and economic development Develop the Northern Territorys regions Achieve a balance between social and economic development Improve Government policy development and implementation from the process of community and stakeholder engagement Leverage, business and research actively off defence industries and new purchases Effectively position and image the Northern Territory.