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Welcome to the world’s biggest art gallery

The Northern Territory is once again being promoted as the ‘World’s Biggest Art Gallery’ with a two-phase Territory Arts Trail campaign set to roll out nationally from today.

Territory filmmakers at MIPCOM

The NT Government is investing $9 million in the Territory’s film sector over four years to grow the industry and create jobs. The latest initiative involves supporting five NT filmmakers to attend the world’s largest entertainment content market, Marche International des Programmes de Communication (MIPCOM) in Cannes, France.

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Launch of the Katherine Youth Action Plan

Territory Families has released the Katherine Youth Action Plan to engage young people with positive activities, keep them off the street and improve their life outcomes.

Bus operator faces multiple charges over 2017 death

NT WorkSafe has charged the Northern Territory’s largest bus operator Buslink NT Pty Ltd, after one of its bus drivers was pinned and killed in a bus rollaway incident.

Stress Less in the Park

Alice Springs residents are invited to Stress Less in the Park today to mark Mental Health Week.

Alice Springs rocks during Earth Science Week

Earth Science Week 2019 runs from 13-19 October 2019 and Alice Springs Desert Park is joining forces with the Department of Primary Industry and Resources NT Geological Survey (NTGS) to shine a light on geoscience.

Sortli App Launch

Territory Families and CREATE Foundation have partnered together to launch a new app to assist young people in care transition to independence.

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SOIL AND LAND SUITABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR THE DUNMARRA AREA

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has investigated 59,980ha in the Dunmarra area to assist the potential development of irrigated agriculture in the vicinity.

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Planning Reform enters Stage 3 of consultation

The Territory Government is progressing the reform of the Northern Territory planning system, with the launch of Stage 3 of consultation.

Start of the salt marsh mosquito season

The Top End Health Service is urging people to protect themselves from salt marsh mosquitoes, as numbers are expected to increase in NT coastal areas due to the high tides last week. Elevated numbers are expected from 8 October, lasting 7 to 10 days.

Community Youth Diversion Program Grants 2020-2024

Territory Families has released $3.155 million this financial year to fund the reform and ongoing delivery of Community Youth Diversion programs for 10-17 year olds in the Northern Territory.

NT Artists invited to apply for Creative Fellowships

Applications are open to established NT artists and arts workers to apply for a Creative Fellowship valued at up to $25,000 per fellowship as part of the 2019-20 NT Arts Grants Program.

On the Raft for Laneway Series #15

The popular Laneway Series is back for the last time in 2019 with a fun-filled event on Thursday October 10.

Delegation to Indonesia to promote Territory Vocational Education and Training

Two officers from the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation will accompany Minister for Workforce Training Selena Uibo on the inaugural Indonesia Vocational Education and Training Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia. The trip to Indonesia from 6-11 October will also involve meetings with alumni and

Delegation to engage with key representatives in Japan

Two Northern Territory Government employees will accompany the Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, the Honourable Paul Kirby to Japan today to promote further investment in the Territory.

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African Swine Fever – Biosecurity in the NT is everyone’s business

African swine fever (ASF) is geographically closer to the Northern Territory (NT) than anywhere else in Australia, following the recent confirmation in Timor-Leste.

NT EPA recommends approval of the Jervois Base Metal Project

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed the environmental impact assessment of KGL Resources Limited Jervois Base Metal Project and concluded it can proceed in an environmentally acceptable manner providing the recommendations made in Assessment Report 90 are implemented.

Calling all Young Territorians – Youth Round Table Nominations Open

Nominations for young people to join the NT Youth Round Table or to become the 2020 NT Youth Week Ambassador are now open.

Great Stories from the Great Air Race

The first of five free entertaining and educational talks sharing stories of adventure, bravery, ingenuity and comradery of the Great Air Race begin tomorrow.

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Wadeye Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Award Winners Announced

The Northern Remote region winners of the Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Awards were recently announced in Wadeye.

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BetEasy Million Dollar Fish Season 5 now open

The biggest BetEasy Million Dollar Fish competition to date opens today, giving anglers more chances than ever before of taking home the elusive $1 million catch.

NT Health launches inclusion strategy

Today the agency launched the NT Health Inclusion Strategy: Respecting people with diverse sexualities and gender identities Plan of Actions 2019-2022.

October is National Safe Work Month

Territory businesses and workers are encouraged to focus on and raise awareness of work health and safety during National Safe Work Month in October.

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Media Statement - Proceedings Dismissed

On 9 August 2018 Sister Marie Arthur commenced representative proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against the Northern Territory Government on behalf of young people then in detention.

A fortnight of fun for the October school holidays

These October school holidays will be packed with a vibrant two week calendar of free fun.

Katherine and Alice Springs Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Award Winners Announced

The Katherine and Alice Springs region winners of the Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Awards have been announced.

Investigation into the Anzac Hill High School Heritage Assessment

The Office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) has finalised an investigation into the Anzac Hill High School Heritage Assessment.

Construction companies plead guilty over 3-metre fall

The Darwin Local Court has convicted and fined two construction companies over a 2017 incident, which resulted in a 31 year old worker falling 3-metres onto a concrete floor.

Funding for our Regional Tourism Organisations

The Territory’s key Regional Tourism Organisations, Tourism Top End and Tourism Central Australia will each receive $150,000 in funding from 1 November 2019 to 30 June 2021. Regional Tourism Organisations are membership-based bodies that provide visitor information services, intra-territory marketing and work with the tourism industry, all levels of government and the community to grow a region’s tourism sector.

Darwin and Tennant Creek Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Award Winners Announced

The Darwin and Tennant Creek region winners of the Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Awards have been announced.

Waterfowl Hunting Season Opening Tomorrow

The 2019 Waterfowl Hunting Season resumes at 6am tomorrow, 25 September, for 15 weeks.

Nhulunbuy Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Award Winners Announced

The Nhulunbuy region winners of the Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Awards were announced today.

Top End Stars in 2019 Cotton On Body Swimwear Campaign

Some of the Northern Territory’s most picturesque landscapes including Nitmiluk, Elsey and Litchfield National Parks will feature in Cotton On Body’s 2019 summer swimwear launch as part of a collaboration with the Australian retailer and Tourism NT.

Interruption to ICT services

The Northern Territory Government is experiencing some interruption to ICT services as a result of issues with a software upgrade overnight.

Interruption to ICT services

The Northern Territory Government is experiencing some interruption to ICT services as a result of issues with a software upgrade overnight.

Darwin Pride Festival’s 34th Birthday

Today marks the beginning of the 34th Darwin Pride Festival, four days of celebrating the Northern Territory’s LGBTQIA+ communities.

Destination Darwin to feature on national travel show Getaway

Channel Nine’s travel and lifestyle show Getaway have spent the past week in Darwin filming travel stories to air in early 2020. During the Darwin shoot Getaway presenter Lauren Phillips came face to face with the world’s largest reptile, diving in the Crocosaurus Cove’s Cage of Death, with the segment also featuring Crocosaurus Cove’s Big Croc Feed show and Fishing for Crocs activities.

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Top End Health Service committed to patient safety

With the inaugural World Patient Safety Day on Tuesday 17 September 2019, Top End Health Service is deeply committed to patient safety. TEHS Co-Director (Nursing) – Division of Women, Children & Youth Maureen Brittin said an escalation system for patients and their families to raise concerns about their own, or a family member’s care, had been rolled out across all Top End hospitals over the past year. “The escalation system titled ‘REACT’ encourages patients, carers and families to escalate their concerns and receive immediate feedback if they notice something is ‘not right’.”

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