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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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51ANNUAL REPORT 2003 - 2004 O U TP U T G R O U P S Facilitated preparations for the move of the Multicultural Council of the NT Inc and the Multilingual Broadcasting Council of the NT Inc to Malak. OUTCOMES AND ACHIEVEMENTS Provided a total of $700 922 in sponsorship to 87 organisations for 132 projects. NTITS provides an on-site interpreting and translating services throughout the Territory. These services are provided free of charge when migrants access Territory Government services. NTITS provided 4681 language services (on-site interpreting 3833, and translations 848) to government and non- government agencies, individuals and businesses. Conducted 35 cross-cultural awareness sessions attended by 797 people. Introduction of the Language Services Policy to establish a whole of government approach to language service delivery, with the aim of facilitating community access to Government programs and services and community engagement. Investigated of the implications of increased humanitarian settlement in the Territory. Conducted 15 training sessions on working with interpreters and translators for 307 attendees from government and non-government organisations. Conducted 11 training and information sessions for interpreters and translators to enhance their techniques and skills, together with assistance to obtain or upgrade national accreditation. Two legal sessions covering the criminal process and overcoming difficulties in acquiring English vocabularies for legal interpreting and translating were conducted for 50 attendees. These workshops resulted from recommendations made during the Symposium on Interpreters and Legal Professionals Working Together held in August 2003. Published the 2004 Calendar of Multicultural Events, four editions of the quarterly OEA Newsletter and updated the 2003-2004 Multicultural Information Directory. These publications are available online. The Overseas Qualifications Unit provided assistance and advisory service to 45 overseas skilled workers and trained people from 23 countries. OUTLOOK Launch and implement the Multicultural Policy for the Northern Territory. Launch and implement the Language Services Policy for Territory Government agencies. Implement the new Ethnic Communities Facility Development Program. Finalise the relocation of the Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory Inc and Multilingual Broadcasting Council of the Northern Territory Inc to Malak shopping centre. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT The Office of Ethnic Affairs sponsored Dragon Boat Racing, a popular pastime on Darwin waterways.