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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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61ANNUAL REPORT 2003 - 2004 O U TP U T G R O U P S OUTCOMES AND ACHIEVEMENTS Significant new legislation drafted in 2003-2004 included: Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 2004, which controls the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, controls the manufacture, sale and use of fertilisers and stockfoods, and provides for the management of land and agricultural pursuits contaminated by chemicals. Associations Act 2003, which replaces the Associations Incorporation Act and strengthens accounting and audit provisions, provides better investigative and enforcement powers and includes modern insolvency provisions. Business Tenancies (Fair Dealings) Act 2003, which regulates business tenancies. Charles Darwin University Act 2003, which amalgamates the Northern Territory University and Centralian College into the Charles Darwin University. Electoral Act 2004, which establishes an independent Electoral Commission and implements best practice electoral laws. Health Practitioners Act 2004, which arose out of the National Competition Policy (NCP) review of the Dental Act, the Health and Allied Professionals Registration Act, the Medical Act, the Nursing Act, the Optometrists Act and the Pharmacy Act and replaces all 6 of those Acts. Higher Education Act 2004, which provides for approvals and accreditations for providing higher education in the Territory. Parks and Reserves (Framework for the Future) Act 2003, which provides a framework for negotiations between the Territory and the traditional Aboriginal owners of certain parks and reserves for the establishment, maintenance and management of a comprehensive system of parks and reserves. Radiation Protection Act 2004, which arose out of the NCP review of the Radiation Safety Control Act and the Radiographers Act and replaces both of those Acts. Swimming Pool Safety Act 2004, which establishes safety standards for certain swimming pools and encourages compliance with those standards. Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Act 2004, which establishes a Teacher Registration Board. Uncollected Goods Act 2004, which provides for the disposal of uncollected goods under bailment. GOVERNMENT BUSINESS SUPPORT, SUPPORT TO EXECUTIVE, MINISTERS AND LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION