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					                                  Backing Territory Research

                  Research Priorities for the Northern Territory
                                                   2008 - 2015




DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Message from the Minister
I am pleased to release Backing Territory Research, a statement of research priorities
to guide Northern Territory Government investment and decision making in research
and innovation.


Backing Territory Research was facilitated by the Northern Territory Research and
Innovation Board through a process of survey and stakeholder consultation. This led
to the development of the three research themes - Strong Communities, Economic
Development and Sustainable Environment.


A strategic basis for decisions in research and innovation investment is particularly
important. The Northern Territory’s priorities are based on our comparative
advantages, current successes and future needs. The continuing development of
critical mass will require collaboration both within the Northern Territory, with other
Australian jurisdictions and with our international neighbours.


The research priorities, although not prescriptive, provide a strong sense of direction
and will assist in meeting the challenge of facilitating industry participation in research
outcomes and emerging opportunities. This will be more targeted in the future with
the articulation of a clear and shared sense of our key priorities for research and
innovation and their contributions to Territory growth and development.



The Hon Kon Vatskalis MLA
Minister for Business and Economic Development




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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Table of contents

     Backing Territory Research............................................................................................... 3

     What do research priorities mean for SME and research institutions ............................... 4

     Background ...................................................................................................................... 4

     Northern Territory Government support for research ........................................................ 5

     Definitions ......................................................................................................................... 6

     Process for development of Northern Territory research priorities ................................... 7

     Research themes ............................................................................................................. 8

     Comparative advantages .................................................................................................. 8

     Research priorities ............................................................................................................ 9

     Criteria to determine priority ........................................................................................... 13

     Next steps ....................................................................................................................... 14

     Appendices ..................................................................................................................... 15




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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Backing Territory Research

Research priorities for the Northern Territory to guide government
investment and decision making in research and innovation

During 2007 the Northern Territory Research and Innovation Board, an advisory board of government,
facilitated the development of Backing Territory Research on behalf of the Northern Territory Government
based on written and oral submissions to the discussion paper, A Research Framework for a Better Territory
and feedback from forums held in Alice Springs and Darwin.



Vision

Northern Territory research priorities will promote research and innovation that draw upon our strengths to
build a prosperous and sustainable future where wealth and opportunity are shared by all Territorians.


Northern Territory research priority objectives

The objectives for the development of research priorities for the Territory guide government investment and
decision making in research and innovation by:


    1. ensuring a strategic basis for decisions in research investment based on areas of comparative
       advantage, emerging priorities, opportunities and threats;
    2. driving the development of research and innovation critical mass and collaboration both within the
         Northern Territory and with other Australian jurisdictions and international neighbours;
    3. maximising the efficiency and effectiveness of research investment in driving economic growth,
         environmental sustainability and social welfare; and
    4. leveraging co-investment from the Australian Government, industry and other sources of funding by
         aligning priorities where appropriate.




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       What do research priorities mean for small and medium
       enterprises and research institutions
       By defining and publishing research priorities for the Territory, the Northern Territory Government is paving
       the way for the development of strategic partnerships and collaboration between industry, research agencies
       and institutions.


       Government will give consideration to the research priorities in awarding Northern Territory Research and
       Innovation Grants and the priorities will influence the judging of the annual Northern Territory Research and
       Innovation Awards.

                                                       by defining research priorities for the Northern
                                                         Territory and sharing this information with
                                                       external parties there will be more opportunity
                                                         for strategic partnering between agencies,
       Background                                                  institutions and industry


       With a population of only 200,000 and limited government, institutional and industry resources, it is imperative
       that research in the Northern Territory be strategic, collaborative and adaptive in order to influence policy and
       investment and drive social welfare, economic growth and environmental sustainability.


       Backing Territory Research takes into consideration the range of existing policies, frameworks, agreements and
       ongoing research activities already in place in the Northern Territory (Appendix 1). Four significant initiatives
       are the partnership agreements between the Northern Territory Government and Charles Darwin University,
       the Northern Territory Government and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, the Economic
       Development Framework and the 20 year Northern Territory Generational Plan Closing the Gap of Indigenous
       Disadvantage. There is also a range of Australian Government policies that are relevant including Australia’s
       National Research Priorities.

       Of prime importance to future research is the promotion of partnership agreements between agencies, across
       state boundaries and alignment with national priority setting processes.


       While the Northern Territory research priorities will apply principally to the Northern Territory Government
       they will influence collaborative partnerships with other significant parties such as Charles Darwin
       University, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Cooperative Research Centres, Australian
       Government funded research agencies and the private sector in relation to research and innovation.
       By defining research priorities for the Northern Territory and sharing this information with external parties, there
       will be more opportunity for strategic partnering between agencies, institutions and industry.


       As the Northern Territory is a developing economy with a small population, there is considerable emphasis
       placed on public good research in the areas of social and socio-economic development, sustainable use of the
       environment, economic development in Indigenous communities, social issues of public health and housing,
       community safety, education, training, literacy and numeracy. Much of this public good research does not have
       direct and tangible commercial benefit. However, real economic benefits to the community accrue over time
       through increased efficiencies or more sustainable development arising from the results of research.



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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Innovation arising from research can add to the competitiveness of the private sector through improved
productivity, enabling business to reach national and global standards. The small to medium enterprise (SME)
sector of north Australia has produced world class research and innovation in fields such as road transport
technology, renewable energy, natural resource management, innovative hybrid power solutions, and defence
communications. The challenge will be facilitating industry to participate in and gain access to outcomes of
research and continue to develop their products and services through emerging opportunities.




Northern Territory Government support for research
The Northern Territory Government supports research arms in agencies (Appendix 2) and contributes in-kind
and direct funding to research outside government such as the Cooperative Research Centres and natural
resource management programs. Further, a number of government departments are supporting programs
aimed at achieving a more strategic approach to research:


   •   the Department of Business Economic and Regional Development has engaged Charles Darwin
       University to develop the strategic approach to Northern Territory Government participation in
       Australian Government research and innovation grant programs
       (www.research-innovation.nt.gov.au);


   •   the Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts has identified priorities in the
       Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan for the Northern Territory;


   •   the Department of Employment, Education and Training is in the process of reviewing its approach
       to research as the basis for policy development;


   •   the Northern Territory Defence Support Industry developed the Northern Territory Defence Support
       Industry Development Strategy 2007 - 2017 (www.defencesupport.nt.gov.au);


   •   the Department of Primary Industry Fisheries and Mines has participated in developing research
       priorities at a national level and has one of the largest research arms in the Northern Territory
       Government, mostly devoted to primary production research and the development of the Territory’s
       aquatic resources; and


   •   the Department of Health and Community Services undertakes a comprehensive range of research
       activity including local level collaboration with the Menzies School of Health Research and the
       Graduate School for Health Practice at Charles Darwin University; has participated in setting national
       priorities and works in partnership with the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health; and is
       internationally linked to research through the National Health and Medical Research Council.




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       In 2004 the Government established the Northern
       Territory Research and Innovation Board and Fund
       in order to maximise the social, environmental and
       economic benefits of research and innovation.
       The fund includes project grants to stimulate
       research and innovation activity. This is done
       by providing seed funding to leverage external
       investment and provision for the annual Northern
       Territory Research and Innovation Awards. The
       awards recognise and reward the Territory’s best
       thinkers and problem solvers.


       The Northern Territory Government intends to
       build on comparative strengths in Tropical and
       Desert Knowledge and establish Darwin and Alice
       Springs respectively as centres of excellence in
       these fields. Policy on Desert Knowledge has been
       strengthened and substantial support provided in
       the establishment of Desert Knowledge Australia,
       the Desert Knowledge Precinct and the Desert
       Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre.


       Tropical Knowledge has been advanced through
       initiatives such as the Cooperative Framework
       on Tropical Science, Knowledge and Innovation
       between the Northern Territory, Queensland               ‘Policy on Desert Knowledge has been strengthened
       and Western Australian governments and                   and substantial support provided in the establishment
       the Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical             of Desert Knowledge Australia, the Desert Knowledge
       Savannas Management.                                     Precinct and the Desert Knowledge Cooperative
                                                                Research Centre’




       Definitions
       Research

       Research and experimental development comprise systematic and often creative work undertaken to assemble
       knowledge and/or increase the stock of new knowledge and systems, including knowledge of people, culture,
       society, the economy and the environment, so that it can be used for new applications.


       Innovation

       Innovation is about ideas - new and improved ways of doing things. It includes breakthroughs and incremental
       advances. The new products, processes and services that result from innovation have immense social and
       economic value.




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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Process for development of
Northern Territory research priorities
Survey

The Minister for Business and Economic Development, the Hon Kon Vatskalis MLA, launched the call for
stakeholder feedback on setting Research Priorities for the Northern Territory through the release of the
discussion paper, A Research Framework for a Better Territory in May 2007. The discussion paper was
distributed to over 300 key industry and research stakeholders. This was backed by a call for stakeholder
feedback advertised in the print media (commercial newspapers and stakeholder newsletters) and on the website
www.research-innovation.nt.gov.au. The discussion paper and a feedback template were provided on the
website for online submission.


Thirty-six written submissions were received from this survey (Appendix 3). Most organisations developed a
whole of organisation response, which combined the responses of many of the people to whom the discussion
paper had been sent. Organisations included in this category are government agencies, Charles Darwin
University, the Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce, Centre for Remote Health, Centre for Appropriate
Technology, Australian Department of Environment and Water Resources and CSIRO.



Fora

Fora, facilitated by Stephen Garnett, Professor of Tropical Knowledge Charles Darwin University, were held in
Darwin and Alice Springs to invite further discussion and feedback on the research priorities. Attendees were
representatives of organisations who had a submitted written response and key stakeholder groups.


Alice Springs forum
Eighteen people attended the Alice Springs forum on 25 July 2007 (Appendix 3). A summary of this forum was
distributed to attendees for comment and the resultant document was used as a starting point for the Darwin
forum.


Darwin forum
Twenty eight people attended the Darwin forum on 15 August 2007 (Appendix 3). A summary paper Backing
Territory Research, developed as a result of feed back from the Darwin and Alice Springs fora and the discussion
paper survey, was distributed to both forum attendees and survey respondents.


Presentation
The Executive Director, Economic Development presented at the National Indigenous Researchers Forum in
Alice Springs on 12 July 2007.




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       Research themes

       Theme 1         STRONG COMMUNITIES


       Theme 2         ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


       Theme 3         SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT




       As a result of stakeholder consultation process three themes - Strong Communities, Economic Development
       and Sustainable Environment - were identified as the focus for setting research priorities for the Northern
       Territory. The interconnectedness of these themes and the fact that they will cross disciplinary boundaries
       were recognised. For instance, Priority 3.2 “safeguarding the Northern Territory” has links to health and
       the environment; health and education operate in tandem; and both Strong Communities and Sustainable
       Environment are strongly linked to Economic Development. Recognising and addressing these synergies is
       consistent with an integrated research approach and an emphasis on innovation.


       Comparative advantages
       The Northern Territory enjoys the following comparative advantages, which support opportunities for the active
       involvement and benefit of Territorians in quality research and innovation:


            •    Tropical and Desert knowledge and expertise
            •    Indigenous knowledge, culture and expertise
            •    A healthy natural environment
            •    Proximity to South East Asia
            •    A culture of collaboration.


       These can be built on and promoted when designing research projects, attracting expertise, research partners
       and co-investors to the Territory.




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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Research priorities

Theme 1          STRONG COMMUNITIES

Understand the interplay between culture, health, education, employment and economic development in order
to build strong communities and enable families and individuals to lead productive and fulfilling lives.




Priority 1.1     Achieving and maintaining good health

Good health underpins the well being and quality of life of all Territorians. Preventing ill health and improving
mental and physical health leads to more productive fulfilling lives.


While Indigenous population numbers are increasing in the Northern Territory, Indigenous health, despite gains
made in some areas, continues to lag behind the remainder of the population. The life expectancy and quality
of life for Indigenous Territorians will be improved by research that reflects health, equity and social justice.


Our stable political climate, developed economy and proximity to neighbouring tropical regions invites innovative
research focused on infectious diseases and tropical health issues.


Priority goals


   •   Achieve healthy and safe early years
   •   Improve Indigenous health
   •   Improve social and emotional wellbeing
   •   Prevent and better manage chronic disease
   •   Prevent and better manage the treatment of substance abuse
   •   Anticipate, plan for and respond to emerging infectious diseases and address tropical health
       issues in northern Australia and other regions.


Priority 1.2     Creating an effective learning environment


Indigenous Territorians represent almost 30 per cent of the Northern Territory’s population, with Indigenous
youth the fastest growing age cohort. Improving literacy, numeracy and job readiness to address the need
for a more highly skilled and stable workforce, including assisting Indigenous Territorians from education and
training to paid employment, are essential outcomes.


Priority goals


   •   Improve capacity and quality of education delivery
   •   Improve outcomes in Indigenous education
   •   Identify pathways from education and training to employment.




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       Priority 1.3     Understanding and supporting community development


       Supporting community development involves improving our understanding of how social contexts, social
       processes and economic, educational and other opportunities impact the stability and health of communities.
       It encapsulates issues such as housing, personal safety, integration of service delivery, governance structures
       and developing livelihoods and enterprises that take advantage of place-based resources and Indigenous
       knowledge.


       Priority goals


          •   Identify and manage the social determinants of a healthy, strong community
          •   Develop efficient and effective community governance structures
          •   Improve and integrate service delivery
          •   Sustain and maximise benefit from cultural and artistic heritage and knowledge
          •   Develop innovative approaches to economic development in remote Indigenous communities.




       Theme 2          ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

       Forecasting the economic outlook, maximising the benefits from innovation and enhancing our ability to
       anticipate and respond to challenges and opportunities in our regional, international and physical environment
       that lead to sustainable economic growth and capacity in the Northern Territory.



       Priority 2.1     Understanding economic opportunities and constraints


       Sustainable, long term economic growth is vital to keep the Territory moving ahead and to support continued
       improvement in our quality of life. Understanding our economy includes working closely with industry to identify
       the key drivers of success, future growth potential and opportunities, as well as the extra investment required
       such as training, staff retention and infrastructure.


       Priority goals


          •   Understand our economy including demographic implications
          •   Improve our ability to forecast opportunities and constraints in developed and emerging industries
          •   Enhance Indigenous livelihoods and enterprise
          •   Understand the existing economic opportunities and constraints in Indigenous communities, in order
              to align outcomes more closely to mainstream economy
          •   Understand the capacity and potential for small and medium sized enterprises to engage in research
              and development.




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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Priority 2.2     Developing enabling technologies and frontier industries


Developing enabling technologies and fostering frontier industries will require a focus on improving existing
industry efficiency and the development of new industries, which capitalise on our comparative advantages.
Areas where the Territory might expect results include information and communication technology, transport
links, housing construction, renewable energy systems, biobased industries and biotechnology applications,
and growth of world class niche industries using innovative technologies.


Priority goals


   •   Improve enabling technologies and infrastructure for connecting urban, regional and remote areas
   •   Develop appropriate construction technologies for our tropical and desert climates
   •   Identify and forecast opportunities in areas of defence and biotechnology
   •   Develop clean, renewable energy systems suitable for tropical and desert centres and communities.


Priority 2.3     Developing sustainable industries based on natural resources


The Northern Territory is rich in natural resources embedded in a healthy environment, giving the opportunity to
establish sustainable industries that use and market natural resources and increase opportunities for Indigenous
employment. Primary industry, mining and tourism are well established in the Northern Territory and research
will focus on continual improvement in addition to developing new industries. Research will ensure our unique
flora, fauna and marine environments are managed sustainably to meet the needs of tourism, recreation,
bioprospecting and industry.


Priority goals


   •   Identify and develop optimal processes for primary production and marketing
   •   Identify and develop systems for sustainable production through aquaculture and tropical fisheries
   •   Identify and develop systems and markets for sustainable use of native plants, animals
       and ecosystems
   •   Identify new crops and varieties suitable for our desert and tropical climates
   •   Identify and develop optimal processes for mining and mineral exploration and marketing.




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       Theme 3          SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

       Transforming the way we use our land, water, mineral and energy resources through a better understanding of
       human and environmental systems and the use of new technologies to achieve sustainability.




       Priority 3.1     Achieving an environmentally sustainable Territory


       The Northern Territory’s natural landscapes are largely undisturbed, with the world’s largest intact savanna
       woodland extending across its borders. It provides a basis for industry whose sustainability will depend on a
       better understanding of this environment and on application of new technologies to manage and protect its
       components. We need to develop more sustainable land and water management practices, protect our fragile
       soils, respond to climate change, and understand how these measures are likely to affect production systems
       and communities in both the short and long term.


       Priority goals


          •   Understand the diversity, distribution, status, management needs and potential of the Northern
              Territory’s terrestrial and aquatic biological resources
          •   Ensure the maintenance of ecosystem services and healthy environments including water use
              and allocation
          •   Record and integrate Indigenous knowledge systems into conservation and management practices
          •   Anticipate, plan and respond to the impact of climate change.


       Priority 3.2     Safeguarding the Territory


       This priority focuses on a range of research activities relevant to protecting the Northern Territory from pest and
       disease and to plan and respond to natural disasters.


       Priority goals


          •   Protect the Northern Territory from invasive pests and disease
          •   Anticipate, plan and respond effectively and efficiently to natural disasters.




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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Criteria to determine priority
Research addressing these priorities will be cross-checked against the following criteria to further ensure the
Territory gains maximum benefit from its research investment.



   1. The capacity of the Northern Territory to capture benefits of the research

   2. The potential of the research to contribute to the long term vision of Backing Territory Research

   3. The potential of the research to contribute to stability through the development of stronger communities

   4. The effect of research on Indigenous livelihoods and wellbeing

   5. The potential of SME to contribute to research priorities

   6. The degree to which appropriate partnerships/collaborations are formed

   7. Realise the potential to address more than one priority by crossing disciplinary boundaries and
       actively developing pathways to application.




It is acknowledged that not all research reflects all of the criteria listed above.




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       Next steps
       Backing Territory Research - Research Priorities for the Northern Territory provides the guiding policy for
       government agency research to maximise the return from investment of limited research resources.
       Backing Territory Research - Research Priorities for the Northern Territory is available on the web
       (www.research-innovation.nt.gov.au) and promoted through various programs including the Northern Territory
       Research and Innovation Grants Program and Awards.


       Backing Territory Research - Research Priorities for the Northern Territory will remain active until 2015 to
       parallel the life of the Economic Development Framework; however, in response to a developing economy, it
       will be reviewed every three years.


       Under the guidance of the Inter Departmental Committee for Research and Innovation and the Northern
       Territory Research and Innovation Board, officers from the Department of Business, Economic and Regional
       Development will:


           1.   develop a research priorities strategy for implementation of Backing Territory Research
                based on input from the 2007 research priority setting process and further consultation with
                agencies;


           2.   engage the Australian Government in implementation of the research priority strategy through
                federal research and innovation grants programs;


           3.   engage research agencies and the private sector in announcing, promoting and implementing
                the research priority strategy for the Northern Territory; and


           4.   facilitate strategic partnerships and collaboration between agencies, industry and institutions
                locally, nationally and globally in order to implement the strategy.




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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Appendix 1
List of Northern Territory strategies for economic and social development
and environmental management
2015: Moving the Territory Ahead, Northern Territory Economic Development Framework
Building Stronger Regions - Stronger Futures Strategy
Northern Territory Tourism Development Strategic Plan 2003-2007
Building Stronger Territory Trade - Northern Territory International Trade Strategy 2002-2007
Making it in the Territory - Northern Territory Manufacturing Industry Strategy 2004-2009
Building Stronger Asian Links - Northern Territory Asian Engagement Strategy 2003-2008
Indigenous Economic Development Strategy
Building Strong Arts Business - Northern Territory Indigenous Arts Strategy

NTG Desert Knowledge Strategy

Building Healthier Communities - A Framework for Health and Community Services
Building a Better Future for Young Territorians - Youth Policy Framework
Strong Family, Strong Community, Strong Future Strategy
Suicide Prevention Strategy
Northern Territory Preventable Chronic Disease Strategy
Framework for Building a Better Child Protection System
Youth at Risk Strategy
Aboriginal Health and Families - A five year framework for action
Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Plans 2001-2006
Northern Territory Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention

Jobs Plan: Building the Northern Territory Workforce
Charles Darwin University - Northern Territory Government Partnership 2007-2012
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education - Northern Territory Government Partnership Agreement
Indigenous Education Strategy 2000-2004
Northern Territory Public Service Indigenous Employment and Career Development Strategy
Willing and Able - Strategy for employment of people with disabilities in the Northern Territory Public Sector
Indigenous Employment and Career Development Strategy
Northern Territory Government Remote Workforce Development Strategy 2003-2006
Recruitment, Retention and Development Strategy (for teachers)
Northern Territory Generation Plan - Closing the Gap of Indigenous Disadvantage

Building a Safer Territory Crime Prevention Program
Community Harmony Strategy
Domestic Violence Strategy
Aboriginal Family Violence Strategy

Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan
Northern Territory Parks and Conservation Masterplan
Northern Territory Greenhouse Policy Framework
Daly Region Community Reference Group
Alice Springs Water Resource Strategy
Ti-Tree Water Resource Strategy
Strategy for Conservation through Sustainable Use of Wildlife
Strategy for Conservation of Threatened Species and Communities
Strategy for the Conservation of the Biological Diversity of Wetlands
Strategic Plan for Crops Forestry and Horticulture NT
Katherine River Crocodile Management Strategy
Species Management Programs (crocodiles, cycads, bilby, red-tailed black cockatoo, magpie geese,
Carpentaria rock rat, Ptychosperma bleeseri)
Plan of Management for Darwin Harbour
Strategic Plan for Fisheries Research and Development 2005-2009
Fisheries Management Plans (Barramundi, Mackerel, Mud Crabs)



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       Appendix 2
       Government agencies and other institutions involved
       in research in the Northern Territory

       Top End

       Arafura-Timor Research Facility
       Australian Department of Defence
       Australian Institute of Marine Science
       Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
       Bureau of Meteorology
       Charles Darwin University
       CRC for Tropical Savannas Management (Territory headquarters)
       CRC for Aboriginal Health (Territory headquarters)
       CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre
       Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist
       Menzies School of Health Research
       North Australian Research Unit, Australian National University
       Northern Territory Government Department of:
             Business, Economic and Regional Development
             Health and Community Services
             Employment, Education and Training
             Natural Resources Environment and the Arts
             Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
             Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Forensics
             Planning and Infrastructure

       Centre

       Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
       Centre for Appropriate Technology
       Centre for Remote Health
       Charles Darwin University
       CSIRO Arid Zone Research Centre
       Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre (Territory headquarters)
       Desert Peoples Centre (under construction)
       Desert Knowledge Australia
       Institute for Aboriginal Development
       Northern Territory Government Department of:
              Natural Resources Environment and the Arts
              Primary Industry Fisheries and Mines
              Health and Community Services
       Tangentyere Council Research Unit




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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Appendix 3
Survey responses
1.    Banks, Margaret                     Department of Employment, Education and Training
2.    Baskerville, John                   Department of the Chief Minister
3.    Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Education / Northern Territory Government Partnership secretariat
4.    Butterworth, Sarah                  Department of Planning and Infrastructure
5.    Cameron, Angus                      Nomad Art Productions
6.    Campbell, David                     Centre for Remote Health
7.    Carapetis, Professor Jonathan       Menzies School of Health Research
8.    Carment, Professor David            Charles Darwin University
9.    Charles Darwin University/Northern Territory Government Partnership secretariat
10.   Cohalan, Ken                        Cohalan Enterprises
11.   Ferguson, Jan                       Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre
12.   Friedel, Dr Margaret Friedel        CSIRO
13.   Garnett, Professor Stephen          Charles Darwin University
14.   Goodfellow, Denise                  Private submission
15.   Handley, Dr Andria                  Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
16.   Hird, Murray                        Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development
17.   Huigen, John                        Desert Knowledge Australia
18.   Julius, Christine                   Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development
19.   Kenny, Stuart                       Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association
20    Kiessling, Dr Ilse                  Australian Department of the Environment and Water Resources
21.   Leo, Tracey                         Northern Territory Horticulture Association
22.   MacDonald, Neil                     Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
23.   Maschke, Harry                      Action Sheet Metal Pty Ltd
24.   Menzies, Michelle                   Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory
25.   Private submission                  Consent to publicise details declined
26.   Ritchie, Dr David                   Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts
27.   Rodricks, Jean                      Department of the Chief Minister
28.   Rummery, Sarah                      Northern Territory Treasury
29.   Schoen, Joachim                     Private submission
30.   Smith, Mark                         AIDN - NT and North Australian Technology
31.   Smith, Peter                        Barton Vale Technologies
32.   Taylor, Peter                       Centre for Appropriate Technology
33.   Wasson, Professor Bob               Charles Darwin University
34.   White, Commissioner Paul            Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency Services
35.   Wightman, Glenn                     Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts
36.   Zoellner, Don                       Charles Darwin University

Alice Springs forum attendees - 25 July 2007

1.    Ashley, Mark                       Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre
2.    Bannister, Larry                   Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development
3.    Benson, Libby                      Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development
4.    Campbell, David                    Centre for Remote Health
5.    Campbell, Donna                    Tangentyere Council
6.    Campbell, Matt                     Charles Darwin University
7.    Catchlove, Jill                    Department of the Chief Minister
8.    Douglas, Josie                     Charles Darwin University
9.    Elvin, Ruth                        Centre for Appropriate Technology
10.   Garnett, Professor Stephen         Charles Darwin University
11.   Huigen, John                       Desert Knowledge Australia
12.   Mitchell, Jenny                    Tangentyere Council
13.   Pavey, Dr Chris                    Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts
14.   Schlesinger, Christine             Charles Darwin University
15.   Wakerman, Professor John           Centre for Remote Health
16.   Walker, Dr Bruce                   Centre for Appropriate Technology
17.   West, Gerry                        Centre for Appropriate Technology
18.   Young, Metta                       Centre for Appropriate Technology

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        Darwin forum attendees - 15 August 2007

        1.          Ball, Michael                                  Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development
        2.          Ball, Russell                                  Department of Primary Industry Fisheries and Mines
        3.          Benson, Libby                                  Department of Business, Economic and regional Development
        4.          Bicknell, Greg                                 Manufacturers Council Northern Territory
        5.          Brady, Professor Wendy                         Charles Darwin University
        6.          Brands, Jenny                                  Aboriginal Health Cooperative Research Centre
        7.          Carapetis, Professor Jonathan                  Menzies School of Health Research
        8.          Cieri, Karen                                   Department of Employment, Education and Training
        9.          Currie, Professor Bart                         Menzies School of Health Research
        10.         Garnett, Dr David                              Tropical Savannah Cooperative Research Centre
        11.         Garnett, Professor Stephen                     Charles Darwin University
        12.         Handley, Dr Andria                             Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
        13.         Hird, Murray                                   Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development
        14.         Kennett, Dr Rod                                Northern Alliance of Indigenous Land and Sea Management
        15.         Kiessling, Dr Ilse                             Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Water Resources
        16.         Leach, Dr Greg                                 Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts
        17.         Leo, Tracey                                    Northern Territory Horticulture Association
        18.         McKaige, Maryanne                              Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development
        19.         Menzies, Michelle                              Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory
        20.         Rummery, Sarah                                 Northern Territory Treasury
        21.         Russell, Dr Barry                              Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts
        22.         Schoen, Joachim                                AusIndustry, Northern Territory Office
        23.         Stacey, Fred                                   Department of Health and Community Services
        24.         Stephens, Dr Peter                             Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
        25.         Warren, Dr Janice                              Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development
        26.         Wasson, Professor Bob                          Charles Darwin University
        27.         Webb, Professor Grahame                        Northern Territory Research and Innovation Board
        28.         Whitehead, Dr Peter                            Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts




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