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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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30 DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER O U TP U T G R O U P S ECONOMIC POLICY OVERVIEW The Economic Policy Unit was established in August 2003. The unit is developing a whole of government outlook on economic policy to ensure that future economic policy is consistent with the long term sustainable development of the Territory. The role of the unit includes the provision of strategic economic advice to Government, modelling economic scenarios and options, monitoring of the economic and Indigenous development strategies and their associated actions. HIGHLIGHTS Achieved agreement from all Territory Government agencies to move to common regional administrative boundaries and to coordinate these with Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Collector District (CD) boundaries. Began work with ABS to integrate CD boundaries with the new Territory Government boundaries. Developed demographic research and integrated this with economic development work. Some of this research was used in partnership with Treasury to produce an across government submission/ presentation to the Productivity Commission inquiry on the economic and fiscal implications of ageing. Created/ facilitated several inter-agency groups to conduct particular applied research projects, such as with the Department of Employment, Education and Training on Population Policy, with the Department of Community Development, Sport and Cultural Affairs on Indigenous Music and the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment on Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) Retention. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE Preserving and building a socially cohesive Territory Facilitating the directions and priorities of Government Leadership of cross-agency coordination NATURE OF CONTRIBUTION Assisted in the development of a Population Policy Grew capacity to integrate the Governments economic objectives with its social and environmental objectives Worked with business groups and private sector interests in on various projects to develop longer term policy initiatives. Developed inter-agency teams to conduct several policy-related research projects. Created a partnership with the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment to develop cooperative management of statistics.

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