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Linking regional communities with air travel

The Giles Government has welcomed the reintroduction of a regional air subsidy which could help make an airline ‘milk-run’ along the Stuart Highway more viable.

American travel guru to spruik the Territory

The international spotlight will be on the Red Centre this week with one of American’s most trusted travel experts, Pauline Frommer, producing a two-hour radio travel show in Central Australia.

Tough alcohol policies drive down crime across Territory

Tough alcohol policies introduced by the Country Liberals Government at the beginning of this year are driving down violence across the Northern Territory.

$18 million towards reducing domestic violence in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Government today launched the Domestic and Family Violence Reduction Strategy 2014-17: Safety is Everyone’s Right which is aimed at tackling the high rates of domestic violence in our community.

On your marks for Mitchell Street Mile

Hundreds of runners will be on their marks in the Darwin CBD this Sunday for the inaugural Mitchell Street Mile.

NAIDOC celebrations in Yirrkala tonight

The Territory Government is proud to be supporting a NAIDOC performing arts event in Yirrkala tonight.

Redevelopment trial project with Defence Housing Australia

The Northern Territory Government and Defence Housing Australia (DHA) are moving forward with a trial to redevelop old housing stock in Alawa.

A college degree of investment

The Giles Government is facilitating investment and the development of Northern Australia through the release of much needed industrial land.

NT Disability Service Awards open in Alice Springs

Minister for Disability Services Robyn Lambley is calling on Territorians to nominate for the 2014 Disability Service Awards.

Open letter to Natasha Fyles

The attached letter has been sent to the Member for Nightcliff, Natasha Fyles in response to her latest press release on Global School Budgets.

By-election date set

Voters in Casuarina will go to the polls for a by-election on October 18.

Multi-million dollar intersection tender to boost Palmerston and Rural area

The Northern Territory Government has released a tender for the Multi-million dollar redevelopment of an intersection that marks a key stage in the development of the Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Applications now open for arts funding

Minister for Arts and Museums Matt Conlan has invited Northern Territory artists to apply for a share of $135,000 to fund future projects.

New International Grammar School

Chief Minister Adam Giles will use the Sabah International Expo in Malaysia today to announce that Darwin is being targeted for the establishment of a new International Grammar School

Alcohol Mandatory Treatment moves to new facility in Darwin

The Minister for Alcohol Rehabilitation Robyn Lambley has today toured part of the new facility for the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment program in Darwin.

Leave wildlife in the wild

Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price is urging the public to leave wildlife in the wild.

Students' needs put first with global budgeting

The Country Liberals Government is increasing the level of autonomy in Northern Territory schools to provide them with the right tools to make local decisions and improve education outcomes.

Northern Territory Government will not tolerate violence on its bus network

Cabinet yesterday agreed to allocate over $1 million, to implement a range of measures designed to further improve safety on public transport in the Northern Territory, said Minister for Transport Peter Styles.

Air links and gas on the agenda in Malaysia

Chief Minister Adam Giles has met with senior executives from Malaysia Airlines and agreed to ramp-up marketing efforts promoting the company’s Darwin – Kuala Lumpur route.

Territorians have got the skills

A selection of our most talented local trade and skill technicians will compete in the 2014 WorldSkills Australia National Competition – ‘The Ultimate Skills Challenge’ to be held in Perth, 18-20 September.

Federal funding to give NT schools more say

The Australian Government will invest $1.61 million to help establish the Northern Territory’s first Independent Public Schools and increase local decision making in all government schools.

Improving safety in Central Australian communities

A Central Australia construction company has won the $7.6 million contract to build a state of the art new Police Station in Yuendumu.

Northern Development to be promoted in Taiwan

Northern Australia Development opportunities in mining, energy and agriculture will be showcased to potential investors in Taiwan this week.

Another star secured for Mitchell Street Mile

This Sunday’s inaugural Mitchell Street Mile will see both Australia’s fastest man and woman over a mile compete, after top middle distance runner Lisa Corrigan signed up today.

Expanding trade links with Malaysia

Chief Minister Adam Giles is on a trade mission to Malaysia where he’ll meet with airlines and tourism operators, as well as attend a major international business expo.

Flu outbreak stretches hospital resources in Alice Springs

Minister for Health Robyn Lambley has visited Alice Springs Hospital today to thank staff for their hard work in managing the influenza outbreak in the town.

Greater vision for middle years schooling

A shared vision and strengthened leadership will help correct a systematic lack of direction in the Territory’s middle schools, an independent review has found.

Tourism boost for iconic Territory cattle station

An historic Central Australian cattle station will use a new tourism infrastructure grant to diversify its business by offering privately guided salt lake tours and paper making workshops.

2014 NT Training Awards

The Territory’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector celebrated its outstanding achievers at the 59th annual Northern Territory Training Awards in Darwin last night.

Community control talks for health clinics in the Arnhem region

The Minister for Health Robyn Lambley has visited a remote Arnhem community to begin early discussions about local interest in taking community control of their health clinic.

Mary River to be open for barramundi fishing all year round

Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries, Willem Westra van Holthe, has today announced the Government’s intention to open up the Mary River up for recreational barramundi fishing all year round.

Territory ties strengthened with Singapore and Sarawak

Minister for Parks and Wildlife and Community Services, Bess Price, has returned from a six day visit to Singapore and Malaysia where she met with a broad range of community and government leaders.

Statement from the Chief Minister

The Northern Territory Government has begun implementing its security plans in response to the increase in the National Terrorism Public Alert level from Medium to High.

International cricket returns to the Top End

International cricket returns to the Top End this weekend, with the NT Strike to take on teams from Papua New Guinea, ICC East Asia Pacific and Australia’s best young Indigenous talent.

Minister Advisory Council for Senior Territorians inaugural meeting

The Minister’s Advisry Council for Senior Territorians (MAC-ST,) has met for the very first time in Darwin today at Parliament House.

$3.75 million youth facility for Barkly region

Please see attached joint release from Chief Minister Adam Giles and Senator Nigel Scullion.

Business as usual for power customers

The Minister for Essential Services, Willem Westra van Holthe, said it should be business as usual across Darwin and Katherine tomorrow after today’s loss of gas from eni’s Blacktip well.

Investing in more improvements for Royal Darwin Hospital car parking

Minister for Health Robyn Lambley has announced a range of new measures to improve parking at Royal Darwin Hospital including more parking spaces and a simpler system for all.

Applications open for multicultural grants

The Northern Territory Government is offering financial assistance to community organisations for events that support Multiculturalism in the Territory.

Students to juggle science and lateral thinking

Students at Dripstone Middle School were yesterday given a chance to develop their lateral thinking skills and creativity through a series of science challenges and activities.

New barge landing gets underway

The Country Liberals Government is continuing to deliver important new infrastructure to the Tiwi Islands with work set to start next week on the new $2 million barge landing at Wurrumiyanga.

New tourism trail to be launched on the Tiwi Islands

A new walking trail identifying cultural, historical and wildlife sites on Bathurst Island will be developed under a new tourism project supported by the Giles Government.

Action plan opens for consultation on World Suicide Prevention Day

Minister for Health Robyn Lambley has today released the draft Action Plan to tackle the Northern Territory’s high rate of suicide, as the NT marks World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day.

NT Tourism hits five-year high

More than one million Australians spent $1.4 billion on visits to the Northern Territory last financial year, the highest figures for the Territory in five years, according to new figures released today.

Talking hands lead to healthy thinking

The Country Liberals Government is continuing to assist students with special learning needs achieve success in the classroom.

Celebrating 175 years of the Darwin Port

Chief Minister Adam Giles today launched celebrations for the 175th Anniversary of the Port of Darwin.

Young authors work to be published

Young authors have been recognised today, with winners being announced at the Young Territorian Author Awards. Entrants under the age of 18 had the chance to see their stories included in a published collection of work.

Darwin 40 years on from Cyclone Tracy

The Northern Territory Government has unveiled a range of events and a new website to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Cyclone Tracy over the next six months.

Francis Xavier Kurrupuwu re-joins Country Liberals

Chief Minister Adam Giles has welcomed Francis Xavier Kurrupuwu back to the Country Liberal Party.

Sports House redevelopment moving forward

The Country Liberals Government is powering on with our plan to increase the supply of a range of housing options for Territorians through identifying under-utilised sites in urban areas.