Territory Families was established by the Northern Territory Government on 12 September, 2016
The establishment of Territory Families brings together many of the key functions that work together to create stronger communities where children experience safe, healthy and happy childhoods, women and men from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal opportunities, and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.
The agency includes the following divisions:
- Children and Families
- Youth Justice
- Youth, Multicultural Affairs and Seniors
- Senior and Pensioner Concessions
- Domestic Violence Directorate
- Offices of Women’s and Men’s Policy
- Children’s Policy.
Territory Families released our first Strategic Plan in September 2017 and committed to an annual process to refresh the key actions to guide our future decision-making and activity. The Territory Families Strategic Plan Refresh Key Actions 2019-20 sets the stage for continued progress in the final year of the Territory Families Strategic Plan 2017-2020.
Territory Families Chief Executive Ken Davies said that the release of the Strategic Plan Refresh Key Actions will assist progress towards reform in the coming financial year.
"The Strategic Plan Refresh Key Actions 2019-20 set specific and measureable actions for the final year of our Strategic Plan," he said.
"The Key Actions identifies the actions we will take in 2019-20 as we work to build a new family service system."
Mr Davies said that the Key Actions show Territory Families is resolute in working with sector and community partners as we continue our reform journey.
There have been 38 key actions set for 2019-20 across all six goals of our Strategic Plan. Action against these goals will be reviewed in 2020 as we work to develop a revived Strategic Plan for Territory Families.
Previous versions and updates
Territory Families annual reports
To access previous annual reports call the department on (08) 8999 2737.
Assistant Ministers for Territory Families are as follows:
- Assistant Minister for Men's Policy: Tony Sievers MLA
- Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs: Kate Worden MLA
- Assistant Minister for Prevention of Family Violence: Sandra Nelson MLA
- Assistant Minister for Seniors and Youth: Ngaree Ah Kit MLA
- Assistant Minister for Women's Policy: Sandra Nelson MLA
Chief Executive Officer Ken Davies
Last updated: 17 October 2019