Restoring trust

The Department of the Chief Minister is committed to a public service that is trusted and valued which supports the Northern Territory Government key priority ‘Restoring trust’.

Restoring trust and integrity is a key commitment of government. Good governments deliver on their commitments and support independent oversight of their decisions and actions to protect public interest.

To understand the Priorities of Territory Government as it relates to a whole of government approach, please visit

The Department of the Chief Ministers key areas of focus for delivering on the ‘Restoring Trust’ priority include:


The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) is a specialist investigator with a focus on government corruption. In June 2018 the NT’s first Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Commissioner was sworn in and the ICAC was set up.

The ICAC is the Chief Executive Officer of his own agency, operating under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act (the ICAC Act). The agency is known as the Office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

The ICAC works with the community to prevent, detect and report improper conduct.

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The Northern Territory is a unique and beautiful part of the world and our natural assets are very important socially, culturally, economically and environmentally. It is crucial that we respect and care for these unique and important assets by maintaining healthy ecosystems and protecting biodiversity.

The Northern Territory Government is developing the Climate Response Strategy (the Strategy) to ensure the Northern Territory plays its part in mitigating global greenhouse gas emissions and adapts to the impacts of a changing climate.

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Last updated: 17 October 2019

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