Annual report 2003 - 2004
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26 DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER O U TP U T G R O U P S Coordinated whole of government responses to a range of proposed Commonwealth treaty actions with possible implications for the States and Territories. Treaty consultation activities included: Free Trade Agreements with USA, Singapore and Thailand; UN Convention against Corruption; United Nations Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; review of the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement; and coordination of the Northern Territory contribution to Australias reports to UN Human Rights Committees. Selected to represent Australian States and Territories in the Australian Government delegation to the United Nations Working Group on the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Maintained effective coordination of the Northern Territory Governments Competition Impact Analysis Process, ensuring that all proposals for new or amending legislation were properly scrutinised for impacts on competition and business. The unit has coordinated the consideration of 65 legislative proposals for competition impact analysis compliance since its introduction in August 2003. Actively promoted the Partnership Agreement between Government and Charles Darwin University across agencies and assisted the Peak Group to develop and progress a broad range of schedules. The unit is also the contact point within Government for the agreement. Steered the development of a new constitution for the Australia Day Council. Established a community-based reference group to coordinate celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the Eureka Stockade. OUTLOOK Continue participation in the Transnational Crime and Terrorism discussions aimed at improving Australias response to terrorism and national crime. Coordinate whole of government responses to an increasing range of proposed Commonwealth treaty actions that may have implications for the States and Territories. Instruct drafting of an Ombudsman Bill based on recommendations from the Final Report of the Review of the Ombudsman (Northern Territory) ACT. Support other agencies in developing sound policy proposals for Government. Contribute to the development of the 2005 World Solar Car Challenge and provide administrative support to the event. Develop new strategies to strengthen the Partnership Agreement between the Northern Territory Government and Charles Darwin University, including a series of workshops for Government and university staff involved in developing the Partnership. The World Solar Car Challenge has become a recognised premier scientific event in Australia.