Members of The Trust have decided it is time to enlighten the public of the Northern Territory. We commence our Did You Know Series.
Have you ever wondered how governments create and dismantle government agencies?
The legislative instrument is the Administrative Arrangements Order. The Interpretation Act 1978 (NT) in Section 35 allows the government to create agencies and allot agencies to a minister.
A government can create any agency that it wishes to and can call it any name.