Annual report 2003 - 2004
Department of the Chief Minister
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44 DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER O U TP U T G R O U P S WOMENS ADVANCEMENT OVERVIEW The Office of Womens Policy provides strategic advice to the Chief Minister and Minister for Womens Policy on matters of policy and policy development across the public sector. HIGHLIGHTS Womens Forums are being conducted in conjunction with Community Cabinets across the Territory. These forums provide an opportunity for women to meet directly with Ministers to discuss issues of importance to them. To better understand the effect of Government budget and policy, the Office of Womens Policy has embarked on a partnership with Monash University to develop indicators of social and economic progress for women in the Territory. These indicators, which will relate to all areas of womens lives, from health and education, to financial status and social wellbeing, will apply to all areas of government activity. The Office of Womens Policy hosted the Alicia Johnson Memorial Lecture in Darwin and Alice Springs. This lecture celebrates womens achievements and stimulates debate on issues affecting women. The Damoe-ra Pathway a permanent artwork installation honouring Tribute to Northern Territory Women recipients was commenced in June 2004. OUTCOMES AND ACHIEVEMENTS The Office of Womens Policy is developing a framework for action for Territory women under three areas of priority: autonomy, wellbeing and work-life balance. The Office administers the Chief Ministers Study Award for Women, consisting of a vocational education and tertiary education award. C O M M U N ITY EN G A G EM EN T STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE Preserving and building a socially cohesive Territory Facilitating the directions and priorities of Government Preserving and building a socially cohesive Territory NATURE OF CONTRIBUTION Consulting with women across the Northern Territory at Womens Forums in conjunction with Community Cabinets. Through participation at Womens Officials and Advisors Meetings, contributing to the development of national priorities and plans. Developing a framework for action for Northern Territory women, which will provide a framework to inform whole of government policy development and delivery of services to women. Administering the Tribute to Northern Territory Women on behalf of the Chief Minister. Administering the Chief Ministers Study Award for Women.
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