SAIKS and Governance Program - Occasional Seminar Series 2006 


The second seminar in the School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems (within CDU's Faculty of Law, Business & Arts) and the Governance Program's 2006 Occasional Seminar Series, is 'The transformation of the Northern Territory correctional services', presented by Ian Thynne.

In late 2003 and early 2004, the NT correctional services was subject to external review, which resulted in a report, 'A Review of the Northern Territory Correctional Services – Adult Custodial Operations: A Path to Good Corrections' (March 2004). The report contained 71 recommendations, all of which were accepted by the government. Since then, action has been taken to implement the recommendations.

The review and subsequent action illustrate several significant things about approaches to the transformation of organisations. The review-action relationship can be viewed in terms of different levels and degrees of integration and autonomy. The possibilities and the actual approaches adopted will be examined Ian's seminar with reference to the recommendations on 'living units', 'partnerships' and 'leadership development'.

This seminar will be held on Wednesday 5 July from 12.30pm to 1.30pm in the SAIKS seminar room (building 30), Casuarina Campus.