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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

Previously known as

Department of Law annual report

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Northern Territory Government



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25 Internal Reviews and Audits Departmental Risk Management Strategy The departments second rolling risk assessment program of every division and business area started in 2005-06 . Risk Management Services in the Department of the Chief Minister has been engaged to undertake the assessments, and risks identified are incorporated into divisional business plans for appropriate treatment. In 2005-06, business risk assessments were completed for the Anti-Discrimination Commission, NT Correctional Services, Court Support Services, Legal Services, the Office of Crime Prevention, the Public Trustee and Registrar General and Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. In addition, the Director Audit Services and the departments Internal Audit Committee oversaw the implementation of internal audits and reviews. The issues addressed and audit and review actions taken throughout the year include the following examples. Review of Controls over the Integrated Justice Information System (IJIS) Conducted by: NT Auditor-Generals Office Purpose: Assess the Information Technology (IT) controls in place for the Integrated Justice Information System (IJIS). Outcome: Key general computer controls over the IJIS system were found to be effective. Significant application management issues were identified in the areas of user access maintenance, strategic planning and data quality monitoring. Action: Six of 13 recommendations have been completed. The remaining recommendations are ongoing and at various stages of completion. End of Year Agency Compliance Audit Conducted by: NT Auditor-Generals Office Purpose: Ensure that the internal control systems in the department include certain necessary features for managing the financial resources allocated from the Public Account. Outcome: With two exceptions, the accounting and control procedures examined provided reasonable assurance that the responsibilities of the Accountable Officer will be met if those systems continue to operate in the manner identified during the audit. The exceptions were: Unreconciled items in the Accountable Officers Trust Account; and Debt collection. Action: Modifications to IT programs in the Prisoner Money Management System have rectified issues in Darwin and reconciled items in the Accountable Officers Trust Account. Alice Springs remains unreconciled. Debt collections. Annual Report 2005 2006 / Corporate Governance