Corporate governance can be defined in many ways. It shapes the way an organisation makes decisions, manages risk and plans for its future. The Darwin Port Corporation has a structured approach to Corporate Governance through:
- An Advisory Board, Port Management Group and Committees that provide focused advice to Port Management Group and the Chief Executive
- Planning, budgeting and performance management
- Lines of business.
The Corporation is responsible for the administration of the Darwin Port Corporation Act 2005 and subordinate legislation. As a Government Business Division, the Corporation’s operating environment is further governed by:
- Marine Act
- Public Sector Employment and Management Act, Regulations, By-laws, Determinations, Employment Instructions, Public Instruments and Public Sector Employment Management Regulations
- Darwin Port Corporation (Northern Territory Public Sector) Union Collective Agreement 2006-2008
- Darwin Port Corporation Marine Pilots Agreement 2006
- Financial Management Act and Treasurer’s Directions
- Procurement Act and Procurement Directions
- Audit Act
- Information Act
- International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code
- Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 (Cwth).