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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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47ANNUAL REPORT 2003 - 2004 O U TP U T G R O U P S OUTCOMES AND ACHIEVEMENTS Based on the recommendations of a member of the 2003 Chief Ministers Round Table of Young Territorians, the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment established an environmental grants scheme with a budget allocation of $460 000 in 2004-2005. Through the Youth Grants Program, funding was provided for 64 activities to support a range of recreational and developmental opportunities for young people. Regional Youth Consultations were undertaken in Katherine, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek to obtain feedback from a wide range of youth stakeholders and young people in relation to Government policies, programs and services. Managed the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure youth development program and provided sponsorship for 40 young Territorians on a place aboard the Top End Explorer, STS Leeuwin II, which sailed in August 2003. The office contributed to the development of the national youth research agenda through membership on the National Youth Affairs Research Scheme (NYARS) Steering Committee. NYARS is a cooperative arrangement between the Australian Government and all jurisdictions which identifies and commissions youth-specific research. OUTLOOK Expand the role of the office in the development and coordination of whole of government policy in relation to young people and the Territorys broader social development. Continue a program of regional youth consultations. This will include facilitating a youth issues forum with secondary school students and Government representatives as part of International Youth Day celebrations in Alice Springs on 12 August 2004. Complete youth mental health fact sheets to provide information and support for young Territorians in relation to positive mental health. Examine mentoring programs available to young Territorians, undertake research to benchmark successful mentoring initiatives in other jurisdictions and consider the implementation of similar models in the Territory. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT The Chief Ministers Round Table of Young Territorians is a direct communication avenue between young Territorians and the Northern Territory Government. The Round Table consists of 16 members who are aged 15 to 25 years. Round Table members are representative of the geographic, cultural and ethnic diversity in the Northern Territory. Chief Minister the Hon Clare Martin MLA, Minister assisting the Chief Minister on Young Territorians, Ms Marion Scrymgour MLA and the members of the 2004 Chief Ministers Round Table of Young Territorians.