5. Governance

5.1 Authority

The Jobs Sub-Committee of Cabinet, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation (DTBI) authorise the Team NT Executive, within the scope of its role and responsibilities, to liaise with relevant internal and external entities, and have access to relevant, information and records to support its function.

The Team NT Executive will be engaged via a contract that will clearly outline the standards that must be complied with including, but not limited to:

  • requirements as outlined in the NT Public Sector (NTPS) code of conduct
  • Information Act (NT)
  • Financial Management Act (NT)
  • NT Government policies and frameworks
  • sign a confidentiality deed, and
  • conflict of interests declaration.

5.2 Meetings

The Team NT Executive will meet monthly or as required to execute its role.

Meetings will be held at locations convenient to members, and attendance via teleconference and video conference is permitted.

Administrative support, secretariat and high level analysis and research services including preparation of reports and agenda papers will be provided by DTBI.

Minutes and records of discussions and actions will be kept and distributed to members by the Secretariat.

5.3 Correspondence

Correspondence with the Team NT Executive will be through written, electronic and verbal methods.

Materials to be considered at a meeting will be distributed to members prior to meetings. Issues to be considered may be raised on the day of the meeting.

5.4 Conflicts of interest

Members of the Team NT Executive must declare real and perceived conflicts of interest and sign a conflict of interests declaration prior to the first meeting, and exclude themselves from activities and decisions where real or perceived conflict may appear to impinge on their objectivity.

If further conflicts of interest arise for members throughout the lifespan of the Team NT Executive, the conflict must be declared and appropriate action taken to manage the conflict at the time.

5.5 Confidentiality

The Team NT Executive, engaged experts and observers will have access to highly sensitive and confidential information. All members must:

  • use sensitive and confidential information obtained through the meetings only for the purposes of the agreed charter as outlined in these terms of reference
  • not seek to gain advantage or cause disadvantage through inappropriate use of sensitive and confidential information, and
  • not disclose sensitive or confidential information unless authorised by the CEO of DTBI, Chief Minister or the Jobs Sub-Committee of Cabinet (as relevant), or as required to do so by law.

Team NT Executive members, consultants and observers who are not NTPS employees or contract officers must complete a confidentiality deed and comply with all conditions of the deed.

Last updated: 06 June 2019

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