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Terry Mills - Member for Blain


21 February 2013

A multi-agency approach is being implemented to address priority issues facing the Northern Territory - including the high cost of living, anti-social behaviour, cleanliness of parks and streets, and standard of living in remote communities.

Chief Minister Terry Mills said the development of several new committees will see a coordinated public service response.

“I want to use the talent and skill across the public service to address real issues and problems affecting Territorians,” Mr Mills said.

“A priority of this Government is to focus the public service on efficient and effective service delivery, and this policy will address this.

“I have been working closely with the new Chief Executive of the Department of the Chief Minister, Gary Barnes, to deliver this since his recent appointment.

“Chief Executives from relevant agencies will form the Standing Committees and Special Purpose Coordination Committees, with the majority reporting to Cabinet or a Sub-committee of my Cabinet.

“This approach allows Chief Executives to meet regularly and work together efficiently to tackle issues which span across multiple agencies."

The new Standing Committees and Special Purpose Coordination Committees include:

Media Contact: Danielle Lede 0404 515 414

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