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Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006



Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006

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Annual report 2005-2006


Northern Territory. Department of Justice


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Includes "Correctional Services annual statistics 2005-2006".; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




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Northern Territory Government

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Department of Justice annual report; Annual report





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Attorney-General's Department of the Northern Territory annual report

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Department of Law annual report

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Northern Territory Government



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20 Cheryl McCoy, Executive Director Office of Crime Prevention Cheryl was appointed as Executive Director Office of Crime Prevention in February 2005. Cheryl joined the Department of Justice after leaving Sydney where she had worked for the previous 13 years in the field of crime prevention, law enforcement, health and safety for NSW Health and NSW Police. Cheryls skills and knowledge assisted in the development of services, policy and training in child protection, sexual assault and domestic violence across diverse communities. From 2000 Cheryl took up the role of Director Operational Policy and Programs, NSW Police, where her role expanded demanding a more strategic approach to community safety and a solid understanding of the implications of crime prevention on all facets of society. Cheryl continued as the Director until taking up her current position. Cheryl has a Bachelor of Social Work (2nd Class Honours) awarded by Curtin University WA. Jens Tolstrup, Executive Director NT Correctional Services Mr Tolstrup commenced as Executive Director of NT Correctional Services on 4 August 2004. Mr Tolstrup has 40 years experience in managing prisons, providing assistance to governments from several countries to reform existing correctional systems and establish new ones. He is considered one of the pre-eminent experts in his field and has been used as a consultant in a number of countries including Israel, South Africa and Azerbaijan. Mr Tolstrup has also provided expert advice on correctional reform to the Council of Europe. Sue Oliver, A/Executive Director Legal Services, Director Legal Policy Sue joined the Legal Policy Division of the department in March 2001 and has been Director of Legal Policy since December 2002. Prior to joining the department, Sue pursued a career as a legal academic and held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law Business and Arts at the Northern Territory University. Her academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Laws from the College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA. In 2005-06 Sue was acting Executive Director Legal Services. Peter Shoyer, Information Commissioner Peter Shoyer is the inaugural Information Commissioner for the Northern Territory. He has extensive experience in the field of freedom of information, having worked in the Office of the Information Commissioner in Queensland for eight years. He has also worked as a solicitor in private practice and as solicitor to the University of Queensland. In addition to a Bachelor of Laws awarded by the University of Queensland, he holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Laws, also from the University of Queensland. Rex Wild, Director of Public Prosecutions (to January 2006) Rex was appointed as Director of Public Prosecutions in February 1996 after acting in the role for four months, as well as having served as Senior Assistant Director of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for two years. Prior to taking up the appointment he was Senior Crown Counsel in the Attorney-Generals Department from February to October 2005. Prior to moving to the Northern Territory, Mr Wild was a solicitor in Melbourne for five years before joining the Victorian Bar in 1973. Thereafter he practised exclusively as counsel. He was appointed Queens Counsel in 1991. Mr Wild retired in January 2006. In addition to a Bachelor of Laws awarded by Melbourne University, he holds a Master of Laws from Monash University. Annual Report 2005 2006 / Corporate Governance