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Services provided by the department include - Anti-Discrimination Commission, Community Justice Centre, Consumer Affairs, Correctional Services / Prisons, Courts Administration, Legal Services including Law Making & Law Reform, Licensing, Regulation and Alcohol Strategy, Office of Crime Prevention, Public Trustee, Public Prosecutions, Registrar-General - including Births, Deaths and Marriages, the Land Titles Office and WorkSafe.
This database contains all the current consolidated Acts and subordinate legislation of the Northern Territory of Australia.
Northern Territory Correctional Services (NTCS), in partnership with the community, is committed to delivering a correctional service that contributes to individual and community safety. Correctional services are provided by Custodial, Juvenile Justice and Community Corrections in the NTCS.
The National Counter Terrorism Committee (NCTC) is the peak body charged with coordinating strategic policy advice on the development of nationwide counter terrorist capability. The Territory is represented on this committee by the Deputy Police Commissioner and the Department of the Chief Minister's Executive Director Security and Government Services.
Court Support Services are the responsibility of the Department of Justice, we are responsible for meeting the on-going needs of the Judiciary and general public. This section of the website provides information relating to: Community Justice Centre, Court Support Services, The Coroner's Office, The Lands, Planning and Mining Tribunal, The Fines Recovery Unit, The Mental Health Review Tribunal.
Secure NT is your gateway to information on emergency situations in the Northern Territory. Extreme weather events are part of life in the Territory, so it’s important to know how to prepare for them – especially during cyclone season. This site offers information on how to prepare for cyclones and other natural disasters as well as advice on response and recovery efforts.
Justices of the Peace (JP's) and Commissioners for Oaths are respected citizens who are entrusted by the community to take on special responsibilities. This site contains a database to help you find a JP or Commissioner for Oaths.
The Northern Territory Racing Commission is established under the Racing and Betting Act NT. Under Section 7(1) the Chairman and four to five general members are appointed by the Minister for Racing, for up to a three year period, “on the grounds of their knowledge and experience of the Racing industry in the Territory”.
The Parole Board plays an important role in the Northern Territory criminal justice system by deciding whether a prisoner should be released to parole. The Parole Board makes decisions about juvenile and adult prisoners and prisoners who are serving a sentence of life imprisonment for the crime of murder.
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Secure NT is your gateway to information on emergency situations in the Northern Territory. Extreme weather events are part of life in the Territory, so it’s important to know how to prepare for them – especially during cyclone season. This site offers information on how to prepare for cyclones and other natural disasters as well as advice on response and recovery efforts.
The Solicitor for the Northern Territory maintains excellence and integrity in the government's legal dealings by the provision of quality advice, representation and documentation to government Ministers, agencies and employees.
The Supreme Court of the Northern Territory of Australia is the superior Court of the Northern Territory. It exercises both original and appellate jurisdictions (the power to hear and determine cases). The Court has jurisdiction in all matters, civil and criminal, which are not expressly excluded by statute (law).
Water activities are a great part of the Territory lifestyle. To keep people safe in and around water, all Territorians need to be water safety wise.
NT WorkSafe promotes safer workplaces and support for injured workers. NT WorkSafe works with employers and employees to ensure injured workers have access to medical, pharmaceutical, rehabilitation costs and income support. Under NT WorkSafe, all employers must hold a workers compensation insurance policy to cover all employees.

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