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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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21ANNUAL REPORT 2003 - 2004 O U TP U T G R O U P S Transport Security The Unit provides whole of government coordination on the newly-formed Northern Territory Transport Security Committee and has contributed to the Territory meeting the maritime security arrangements required by the International Shipping and Port Facility Code for relevant ports in the Northern Territory. COAG Review of Hazardous Materials The Executive Unit has coordinated the Northern Territorys participation in the COAG Review of Hazardous Materials. This has included the establishment of a licensing regime for security sensitive ammonium nitrate and input to reviews on chemical, biological and radiological materials. Exercise Mercury 04 The Unit participated in both organisational and participatory roles in the counter-terrorism Major Jurisdictional Exercise Mercury 04 in March 2004. This national exercise involved the establishment of the Territory Crisis Centre in Parliament House to inform and provide advice to Government and to coordinate Governments response. OUTLOOK In 2004-05 the Unit will: continue to strengthen mechanisms to enhance cross-government coordination support the achievement of Government objectives; and continue to participate in national policy development and security forums with a clear focus on preserving and promoting the Territorys interests. Within the Department, work will continue to refine and develop business processes; and put in place measures to ensure the Department has the skills and experience to meet future needs and demands. Marine and Fisheries Enforcement Unit patrolling Darwin Harbour during Exercise Mercury 04. POLICY ADVICE AND PUBLIC SECTOR COORDINATION

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