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Have your say on Darwin transport

Minister for Transport Peter Styles was at Casuarina bus interchange today, launching a survey on the public transport system to give the community the opportunity to have their say.

October Business Month off and running

The 20th October Business Month kicked off this morning with a sell-out breakfast in Alice Springs addressed by one of Australia’s most respected businessmen.

Qantas unveils new lounge at Darwin Airport

In a sign of its ongoing commitment to the Northern Territory, Qantas has unveiled its new-look Qantas Club at Darwin Airport.

Fairer unit title legislation

Residential units requiring major costly repairs and maintenance or those which pose a health and safety threat could be a thing of the past, with the introduction of the Unit Titles (Termination of Units Plan and Schemes) Bill.

Stinger season starts in the Top End

Minister for Health Robyn Lambley is warning Territorians to stay out of the sea as box jellyfish begin to return to Top End waters.

Making business simpler

The Territory Government is launching a new one stop website for the lodgement of invoices, making it quicker and easier for businesses to get their bills paid.

Grants open for National Youth Week

National Youth week is the single largest celebration of young people across the nation and applications are open for grants to bring ideas to fruition.

Full steam ahead in Zuccoli

The Country Liberals Government is rolling out over $10 million worth of infrastructure projects to unlock the final stages of the Zuccoli subdivision in Palmerston.

New cardiac service celebrated on World Heart Day

Minister for Health Robyn Lambley says World Heart Day marks seven months since the start of a new angioplasty service that is helping to change the lives of Territorians and their health care.

Remembering their sacrifice

Territorians are urged to use National Police Remembrance Day tomorrow to reflect on the dangers faced by our officers as they work to protect the community.

Progress in $50 million program for remote NT health clinics

The Northern Territory Government has released a tender for works on a new health clinic at Canteen Creek, as part of the $50 million program to build and upgrade health centres in the bush.

Property crime and violence plummet in Tennant Creek

Tough alcohol policies and a targeted approach to property offences are driving a dramatic turn-around in crime in Tennant Creek.

Police Station upgrade for Oenpelli

A $600,000 upgrade is underway at the Oenpelli (Gunbalanya) Police Station improving safety for local residents.

Petrol prices under the microscope

Letters are on their way to fuel companies and key stakeholders requesting their attendance at next month's Fuel Price Summit.

Discounted rental properties available in Darwin

Fifty apartments in Karama will soon be available to rent for eligible key workers at 30 per cent below market rate under the Giles Government’s head-leasing initiative.

International tennis hits the Red Centre

The action will be hot on court when international tennis players hit the Red Centre for the Alice Springs Tennis International this weekend.

MRI service now available at Alice Springs Hospital

Patients in Central Australia can now receive MRI scans for the first time, with the installation of a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine at Alice Springs Hospital.

Early success for Telehealth project across the regions

The Minister for Health Robyn Lambley says a Telehealth pilot project run through the Tennant Creek hospital is allowing more remote Territorians to access specialist services.

Lee Point Road duplication officially opened

Today the Northern Territory Government celebrated the completion of the Lee Point road duplication between Vanderlin Drive and Tambling Terrace

Salt mine wins Major Project Status

The Northern Territory Government has awarded Major Project Status to Tellus Holdings’ Chandler Salt Mine near Titjikala, 120km south of Alice Springs.

City’s glass ceiling smashed

No Northern Territory law or regulation will limit the height of buildings in Darwin’s CBD if a proposed Planning Scheme Amendment is successfully adopted.

Celebrate with the Territory Wildlife Park

The Territory Wildlife Park is turning 25 and will be partying in style to celebrate this impressive milestone.

NDIS update for NT disability service providers

The Minister for Disability Services Robyn Lambley has today opened a national briefing for Darwin disability service providers on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Lynton taps into tastes of the Territory

Former Masterchef contestant and Mate of the Territory, Lynton Tapp, is travelling throughout the NT this week filming a series of shows for Channel Ten program, Ben’s Menu/A Taste of Travel.

Please explain issued to fuel companies

Petrol companies and other stakeholders in the fuel supply chain will be invited to a Fuel Price Summit in Darwin on October 7 to explain their current Territory pricing models.

New bore for Amengernterneah

Minister for Community Services, Bess Price, has announced works to deliver a long-term sustainable water supply to Amengernterneah will begin in October.

Fenton Flats to be redeveloped

The public housing block known as Fenton Flats will be redeveloped into private housing with the Territory Government putting the site up for sale today.

Final lots titled in Johnston

Land release continues to be fast tracked as the Country Liberals Government combats cost of living and housing affordability issues faced by Territorians.

Renal unit creating better health access in Katherine

A new renal dialysis unit now operating in Katherine has doubled the number of renal dialysis chairs in the town.

Curious critters caught on camera

A series of grainy photographs hold the key to monitoring and protecting some of the Territory’s most threatened species.

Desert chicks need your help to find a name

Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price is calling on members of the public to help name two Wedge-tailed Eagle chicks.

Increased security on public transport applauded by local member

Local member for Blain Nathan Barrett today congratulated the Giles Government on the strong and decisive actions engaged on the Darwin Bus network.

Indigenous artwork a treat for travellers on iconic trail

Minister for Parks and Wildlife, Bess Price, today officially unveiled the new Larapinta Trail Indigenous art project at Simpsons Gap.

Learn to Swim Vouchers lead to surge in water safety enrolments

The number of children enrolled to a Water Safety Awareness Program almost tripled last month following the introduction of the Northern Territory Government’s new Learn to Swim Vouchers.

Rotary Police Officer of the Year

Chief Minister Adam Giles has congratulated Senior Constable Timothy Wethers on being named the winner of the 2014 Rotary Club of Darwin Police Officer of the Year Award.

Music engaging students for a better life

The Country Liberals Government is continuing to identify ways of improving student attendance and results by utilising innovative engagement programs.

Surfing superstar shows off the Red Centre

Surfing superstar and Mate of the Territory Layne Beachley has been showing Australians how to Do the NT with her husband, INXS rocker Kirk Pengilly.

Inaugural Mitchell Street Mile a real winner

More than 3500 onlookers flocked to Mitchell Street in Darwin’s CBD today for the running of the inaugural Mitchell Street Mile.

Water safety is everyone’s responsibility

Territory children and parents will be reminded that ‘Water Safety is 24/7’ this week as part of the annual Territory-wide Water Safety Week.

Territory fashion ready to take centre stage

Northern Territory fashion will take centre stage next month with the official launch of the 2014 Northern Territory Fashion Week program in Darwin tonight.

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.