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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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58 DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER O U TP U T G R O U P S PROTOCOL OVERVIEW The Protocol Unit provides advice to Government on all aspects of ceremony, official hospitality and protocol. The unit also arranges and supervises official hospitality and ceremonial activities for Government, coordinates arrangements for dignitary visits and manages Governments VIP vehicle fleet. These services assist Government in promoting the Territory as a place to live, work and invest; contribute to the growth of stronger national and international relationships; and help foster a strong community spirit through the recognition of achievement and the celebration of important events. HIGHLIGHTS Managed more than 200 functions for Ministers and Departments including: A program of events for Territory Day in all major population centres celebrating 25 years of Northern Territory Self-Government. Festivities included fireworks displays, flag raising and citizenship ceremonies and an official reception; Coordination of the Territorian and Young Territorian of the Year Awards; Arranged the visit program and a welcome reception for the Governor General Major Sir Micheal Jeffrey and Mrs Jeffrey in their first official visit to the Northern Territory; Arranged the official swearing in ceremony in the Chamber of Paliament House of The Administrator of the Northern territory Mr Ted Egan AO. This ceremony was conducted by Govenor General Sir Micheal Jeffrey and included defence tri-services participation. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a congratulatory reception was held in the Main Hall; Hospitality activities associated with the arrival of the first Adelaide to Darwin train, including a state dinner for 270 people held at Parliament House; and Assist with an official visit to Darwin and Kakadu and organise a luncheon for the Hon. Alexander Downer MP, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, and 45 Heads of Mission and their spouses. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE Supporting the machinery of Government NATURE OF CONTRIBUTION Provide timely and comprehensive advice on ceremonial, protocol and hospitality matters. Arrange and manage ceremonies and official hospitality for the Chief Minister, Ministers and guests of Government. Arrange and manage programs for visiting dignitaries. Manage the VIP vehicle fleet and VIP drivers.