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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





Now known as

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

Previously known as

Department of Law annual report

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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83 1. Objectives and Funding The Department of Justices mission is to deliver the following five outcomes, working in partnership with the community: i. Provide Government with the benefit of quality legal advice, representation and documentation in respect of prosecution, litigation, commercial, Aboriginal land and policy issues, delivered through Legal Services. ii. Effective judicial support services to enable delivery of justice to the community by the higher and lower courts and tribunals of the Northern Territory, delivered through Courts Services. iii. Provision of a safe, secure and humane correctional system, delivered through Correctional Services. iv. A safer, more secure and equitable society in which a persons human and legal rights and property interests are protected, delivered through Community Services. v. Strategic direction and support to Government and the department through the development of efficient and effective executive and corporate support services, provided through Executive and Corporate Support Services. The department is predominantly funded by Parliamentary appropriations. The financial statements encompass all funds through which the agency controls resources to carry out its functions. 2. Statement of Significant Accounting Policies (a) Basis of Accounting The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Financial Management Act and related Treasurers Directions. The Financial Management Act requires the Department of Justice to prepare financial statements for the year ended 30 June based on the form determined by the Treasurer. The Financial Management Act requires agency financial statements to include: (i) a Certification of the Financial Statements; (ii) an Operating Statement; (iii) a Balance Sheet; (iv) a Statement of Changes in Equity; (v) a Cash Flow Statement; and (vi) applicable explanatory notes to the financial statements. The form of agency financial statements is consistent with the accrual budget format and the requirements of Australian Accounting Standards, including AASB 101, AASB 107 and AAS 29. The format also requires additional disclosures specific to Territory Government entities. The financial statements have been prepared using the accrual basis of accounting, which recognises the effect of financial transactions and events when they occur, rather than when cash is paid out or received. As part of the preparation of the financial statements, all intraagency transactions and balances have been eliminated. Except where stated, the financial statements have also been prepared in accordance with the historical cost convention. Notes to the Financial Statements For the year ended 30 June 2006 Annual Report 2005 2006 / Financial Statements

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