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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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25ANNUAL REPORT 2003 - 2004 O U TP U T G R O U P S POLICY AND COORDINATION OVERVIEW The prime responsibility of the Policy and Coordination Unit is to provide policy advice to the Chief Minister and Chief Executive and to perform a coordination role in the area of intergovernmental relations. The unit provides advice on Cabinet submissions and coordinates whole of government responses to a wide range of issues. HIGHLIGHTS Input into the Partnership Agreement between the Northern Territory Government and Charles Darwin University which developed and implemented a broad range of activities that are mutually productive, cooperative and confer benefit to the social and economic development of the Territory. Input into the Inter-Government Agreement on Counter-Terrorism Laws, which provides the mechanism for amending national terrorist offences and the listing of terrorist organisations. Coordination of the efforts of all Government agencies in respect of the National Competition Policy Legislation Review Program and reporting progress of the reviews to the National Competition Council. OUTCOMES AND ACHIEVEMENTS Maintained effective coordination of Governments involvement in the ongoing work of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) on significant issues such as water policy reform, Indigenous affairs and counter terrorism. Coordinated Governments response in regard to counter-terrorism measures, including a review of national measures, protection of critical infrastructure, regulation of explosive substances, legislative coverage and money laundering. POLICY ADVICE AND PUBLIC SECTOR COORDINATION STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE Leadership of cross-agency coordination Facilitating the directions and priorities of Government NATURE OF CONTRIBUTION Advising the Chief Minister and Chief Executive on policy matters. Coordinating whole of Government responses to inter-government issues. Providing central agency input into policy development by other agencies. Providing advice to other agencies in the preparation of submissions and intergovernment relationships. Reviewing significant legislative processes. Representing the Northern Territory as advisers on international treaty negotiations. Coordinating Northern Territory responses to submissions and inquiries.

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