10 March 2014
David Tollner - NT GOVT STRONGLY OPPOSES 43% HIKE IN ELECTRICITY NETWORK CHARGES
The NT Treasurer, David Tollner, has strongly opposed the Utilities Commission’s proposed 43% increase in electricity network charges for the Territory.
Peter Styles - SENIORS ADVISORY COUNCIL FORMED
Territory seniors will have the opportunity to have their say as part of a newly formed Minister’s Advisory Council on Senior Territorians (MAC-ST) announced at today’s Palmerston Seniors Forum.
9 March 2014
Willem van Holthe - BUFFALO INDUSTRY DELEGATION VISIT VIETNAM
Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries, Willem Westra Van Holthe, will tomorrow lead a buffalo industry delegation to Vietnam to further strengthen relations and capitalise on the recent export of Territory buffalo.
8 March 2014
BY-ELECTION DATE ANNOUNCED
I have notified the Administrator that I will be recommending that a by-election for the seat of Blain be held on Saturday, April 12.
7 March 2014
Bess Price - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EMPOWERING TERRITORY WOMEN
International Women’s Day will today celebrate women across the Territory through a range of different events supported by almost $20,000 in Northern Territory Government grants.
Bess Price - NORTHERN TERRITORY REPRESENTED AT UN CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK
Minister for Women’s Policy, Bess Price, will today travel to the United States to attend the 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.
David Tollner - TENNANT CREEK ALCOHOL REFERENCE GIVES LOCAL SAY ON ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT
The ability for the Tennant Creek community to develop local solutions to alcohol harm has been given a boost by the Northern Territory Government.
John Elferink - UNIONS SPEND MEMBERS CASH TO FUND BLAIN POLITICAL CAMPAIGN
Leader of Government Business John Elferink has expressed his irritation at the Australian Education Union (AEU) NT President Matthew Cranitch for using Union member’s funds to finance his own political campaign.
6 March 2014
Bess Price - DONATED BARRA A BOOST FOR HOWARD SPRINGS NATURE PARK
Five huge fish have been released at Howard Springs Nature Park after their tendency to hassle birds forced their eviction from a local bird sanctuary.
David Tollner - MIDDLE EAST INVESTORS EYE TERRITORY OPPORTUNITIES
Treasurer Dave Tollner today met with a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund to begin confidential discussions regarding significant investment in major Northern Territory infrastructure projects.
Robyn Lambley - NT CALLS ON COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS AGED CARE CRISIS
Minister for Health, Robyn Lambley, today reiterated her call for the Commonwealth Government to address the aged care crisis affecting the Territory. This follows news that Frontier Services would be closing the Tracy Aged Care facility in Darwin.
David Tollner - RETAIL TRADE UP FOR NINTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH
Retail trade in the Territory increased in trend terms by 0.3 per cent to $255 million in January 2014 compared to the previous month.
5 March 2014
Adam Giles - CONNECTING PALMERSTON
The Giles Government is delivering better road infrastructure for Territorians with the next stage of duplication works soon to begin on Tiger Brennan Drive.
David Tollner - NT ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE DWARFS NATIONAL FIGURE
A key indicator of economic activity from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has found the Territory economy is completely outperforming the rest of the country.
Adam Giles - NT’S ECONOMY TO BE BOOSTED THROUGH UPGRADES TO SIX REMOTE ROADS
Six regional and remote roads in outback parts of the Northern Territory are set for major upgrades through a $106 million Regional Roads Productivity Package.
4 March 2014
Peter Chandler - BIG PROGRESS FOR PALMERSTON CHILD AND FAMILY CENTRE
The Country Liberals Government continues to plan for the growth of the Northern Territory as the concrete slab for Palmerston’s $5 million Child and Family Centre (CFC) is poured today.
Matt Conlan - CALL FOR INTEREST IN ELLIOTT ST SENIOR’S ACCOMMODATION
Expressions of Interest have been called to provide senior’s accommodation at the newly refurbished John Gorey Apartments in Elliott Street located in Braitling Alice Springs
Peter Styles - LAST CHANCE FOR MULTICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications for the Charles See Kee Leadership Scholarship will close on Friday and all students who have resettled in Australia are encouraged to apply.
Matt Conlan - MUSTERING UP PROMOTION FOR NT TOURISM
Hundreds of travel agents in Melbourne and Sydney will be targeted this week, as part of efforts by the Northern Territory Government to attract more tourists from the two cities.
David Tollner - RESIDENTIAL BUILDING APPROVALS UP – HOUSING STOCK TO RISE
The number of residential building approvals in the Territory has increased by nearly 22 per cent in the year to January 2014.
3 March 2014
Adam Giles / Lia Finocchiaro - HOTTEST LINE-UP FOR 2014 BASSINTHEGRASS
2014 Hottest 100 number one Vance Joy is among a stellar line-up for this year’s BASSINTHEGRASS at the Darwin Amphitheatre on May 24.
Adam Giles - ROYAL VISIT TO THE RED CENTRE
The Northern Territory will host Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, when they visit Uluru on their Australian tour in April.
John Elferink - UNION CAUSES DISRUPTION TO PARENTS AND LOSES SIGHT OF CHILDREN’S EDUCATION OUTCOMES
The Australian Education Union Northern Territory (AEU NT) has entered into a self-indulgent public campaign that will cause major disruption to parents and students.
2 March 2014
Adam Giles - COUNTRY LIBERALS CANDIDATE FOR BLAIN
Chief Minister Adam Giles is pleased to welcome 38 year old Palmerston local, Nathan Barrett, as the Country Liberals candidate in the Blain by-election.
Matt Conlan - LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION FOR NT TOUR OPERATORS
Northern Territory tourism operators will have access to funding to create professional digital videos to help grow their business under a new scheme by the NT Government.
1 March 2014
Peter Styles - ARNHEM HIGHWAY RESTRICTIONS LIFTED
Restrictions have been lifted to allow heavy vehicles to temporarily travel along the Arnhem Highway to deliver much-needed materials.
Peter Styles - MULTICULTURAL SPONSORSHIP GRANTS ROUND 1 NOW AVAILABLE
Sponsorship grants are now available for Northern Territory organisations to promote multicultural diversity in the NT.
Adam Giles - WELCOME HOME FOR OUR TERRITORY HEROES
Chief Minister Adam Giles has paid tribute to the service of Australian troops in Afghanistan at a welcome home reception at Parliament House in Darwin.