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Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006

Details:

Title

Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006

Other title

Annual report 2005-2006

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Justice

Collection

E-Publications; PublicationNT; E-Books; Department of Justice annual report; Annual report

Date

2006

Notes

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

Language

English

Subject

Justice, Administration Of; Northern Territory; Northern Territory. Department of Justice; Periodicals; annual report

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Department of Justice annual report; Annual report

Volume

2005-2006

Frequency

Yearly

Now known as

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

Previously known as

Department of Law annual report

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/213315

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/715317

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/715315

Page content

49 Output: Fines Recovery Unit The Fines Recovery Unit administers the Fines and Penalties (Recovery) Act and collects fines and infringement penalties imposed in the Northern Territory. Performance Measures 2004-05 Actual 2005-06 Estimate 2005-06 Actual 2006-07 Estimate Quantity New enforcements processed1 18,137 17,500 20,581 18,000 Revenue collected2: ($M) - Territory Government 4.7 4.3 6.25 4.3 - other entities 0.17 0.17 0.23 0.17 Quality Client/stakeholder satisfaction 88% 85% 89% 85% Timeliness Average time to finalise enforcement 9 months N/A N/A N/A Finalisation of enforcements (within 12months) 3 - fines N/A 60% 51% 50% - penalties N/A 75% 69% 75% (1) In 2005-06 the number of new enforcements from NT Police increased by 17 per cent and from Darwin City Council by 21 per cent. (2) This increase in revenue collected in 2005-06 is proportionate to the increase in lodgements (see note 1) and also includes two large one-off payments. (3) The decrease in the average time to finalise enforcements in 2005-06 is a result of fine defaulters: a) Paying fines through the Centrepay scheme (at a minimum rate of $10 per fortnight); and b) Payments being acquitted chronologically from the oldest fine (for clients with multiple fines), which reduces the average time. Output: Community Justice Centre The Community Justice Centre (CJC) was established in 2005-06 to provide an efficient, accountable, impartial, accessible and confidential alternative dispute resolution service that meets the diverse needs of Territorians. The CJC offers mediation services for a wide range of disputes including: Local community or neighbourhood disputes over such things as fences, noise, pets, trees, property damage and people's behaviour; Workplace communication; Clubs and organisations whose members are in conflict; Relationships between family members; Small claims/civil claims; and Victim Offender Conferencing. Performance Measures 2004-05 Actual 2005-06 Estimate 2005-06 Actual 2006-07 Estimate Quantity Inquiries1 500 Mediations1 50 Presentations1 25 Quality Stakeholder satisfaction1 85% Timeliness Mediations available to parties within seven working days from date of agreement to mediate1 95% (1) The Community Justice Centre was a new initiative in 2005-06 and thus data is not available for the year. Reporting will commence from 2006-07. Annual Report 2005 2006 / Performance Reporting