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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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46 DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER O U TP U T G R O U P S YOUTH ADVANCEMENT OVERVIEW The Office of Youth Affairs provides a whole of government approach to policy priorities for young people aged 12-25 years and develops effective communications links between young people, Government and the wider community. The office supports initiatives that improve young Territorians personal wellbeing, promotes their positive achievements and assists them to reach other goals. It also supports events and activities that provide positive recreational and developmental opportunities for young Territorians. HIGHLIGHTS Published the first progress report on the youth policy framework, Building a Better Future for Young Territorians, in December 2003. The report documented significant progress by Government agencies in the implementation of all the frameworks key policy directions, including the successful implementation of a number of priority action areas. Positive feedback on the progress report was received from the youth sector and youth stakeholders. The Chief Minister launched the new youth website, www.youth.nt.gov.au, in December 2003. The website provides expanded information, including regionally specific information, and new search and interactive features to increase its appeal and functionality, particularly amongst young people. Coordinated 72 events for National Youth Week 2004 across the Northern Territory in collaboration with local youth and community organisations, representing an 18 per cent increase in activities from 2003. The 16 members of the 2003 Chief Ministers Round Table of Young Territorians concluded their participation by providing formal presentations to the Chief Minister in November 2003 in relation to their individual regional projects. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE Preserving and building a socially cohesive Territory Facilitating the directions and priorities of Government Leadership of cross-agency coordination NATURE OF CONTRIBUTION Monitoring the implementation of the Northern Territory Governments youth policy framework, Building a Better Future for young Territorians and publication of first Policy Progress Report. Input into national policy development relating to young people through its representation on the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) National Youth Taskforce. Chaired the Youth Affairs Interdepartmental Committee.

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