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News and Features
7 March 2014
Justice Law Reform in the Northern Territory 2014
Legal practitioners are invited to attend the Continuing Legal Education seminars/consultations on the NT Government’s Justice Law reform program for 2014.
Seminars will take place in both Darwin and Alice Springs and will focus on the Advance Personal Planning Act which commences on 17 March 2014 and proposed reforms to create a Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
7 March 2014
Public Forum on Advance Personal Planning and other Attorney-General projects
The forum is about the Advance Personal Planning Act which commences on 17 March 2014 and relates to how health, lifestyle and financial issues can be managed when a person is no longer capable of making their own decisions. The Act will allow adults to make plans for any future care they may need.
The forum will also provide a brief outline of other Attorney-General’s legislative projects (including the proposed NT Civil and Administrative Tribunal and pillars of justice criminal law reforms).
Tuesday 18 March 2014
Andy McNeil Room
Alice Springs Town Council
93 Todd St
Northern Territory Crime Statistics: September 2013
The crime statistics for the period ending 30 September 2013 have been released. This marks the first release of monthly crime statistics, as well as the introduction of the new Northern Territory crime statistics website. Tables of offences recorded by the Police in the Northern Territory, urban centres and the NT Balance can be accessed here
27 November 2013
A new approach to reduce domestic violence
The Northern Territory is developing its first ever comprehensive domestic violence reduction strategy that will incorporate 10 agencies across Government.
A cross-agency strategy will be developed to address, reduce and prevent the unacceptably high level of domestic violence in the Northern Territory.
Attorney-General John Elferink said sadly, domestic violence remains far too common in our community, with 1856 reports of domestic violence in the Northern Territory in the June quarter of this year.
18 November 2013
Draft Consultation Advance Personal Planning Bill 2013
A draft consultation Bill and issues paper has been released for public comment. The Advance Personal Planning Bill 2013 enables an adult to make decisions and give directions about their future health care. It also allows an adult to appoint decision makers, should they lose their own decision making capacity in the future, to make such decisions on their behalf, as well as wider decisions about their life, for example, in relation to financial and lifestyle matters.
To view the Bill and paper please click here
Public forums are being held across the Territory to provide stakeholders with an overview of the draft consultation Bill and facilitate comment. To register your attendance go to firstname.lastname@example.org. To get more information or register by phone please contact Sumaira Mohammed on 89357657.
1st Floor, Barkly House
99 Paterson Street
1pm til 3pm, Wednesday 19 June 2013
Ground Floor Conference Room
17 Bath Street
1pm til 3pm, Thursday 20 June 2013
Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine and Nhulunbuy dates to be confirmed.