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Boosting economic literacy in East Arnhem

The Territory Government is building the financial skills of East Arnhem residents with a $25,000 grant for a new economic literacy program.

Remote Communities receive major recreational upgrades

The Territory Government continues to support remote communities through a more than $1.5 million investment into facility upgrades of the Lajamanu and Yuendumu Ovals.

NRL takes over TIO Stadium

The transformation has begun at TIO Stadium ahead of next weekend’s NRL clash between the Parramatta Eels and Canberra Raiders with NRL goal posts installed at the ground today.

East Arnhem open for business

Chief Minister Adam Giles has launched a new guide aimed at attracting potential investment to the East Arnhem region.

Snowdon is anti-attendance

Comments today from the Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, criticising efforts of the Northern Territory and Federal Governments to lift school attendance and improve outcomes are disgusting and politically motivated.

Seniors Month starts today

Minister for Senior Territorians, Peter Styles, officially kicked off Seniors Month today and is encouraging all seniors to take part in some of this year’s celebrations.

Funding available to improve sporting facilities

Territory sporting organisations can now apply for a share of more than $1.3 million in grants in 2014-15 to improve their sport and recreation facilities.

Tickets now on sale for A-League action in the Centre

Centralian sports fans can now snap up their tickets to see a slice of A-League action when Adelaide United takes on Melbourne City in a pre-season clash at Anzac Oval on Saturday 23 August.

Affordable housing project takes shape

The first units are being fitted out as part of an $8.6 million affordable housing project that's being fast tracked in Alice Springs.

De-liar strikes again

The Country Liberals make no apologies for tackling alcohol abuse head-on and making the full use of the medi-hotel until a new treatment facility becomes available.

Territory Rangers awarded for excellence

The Country Liberals Government continues to support the hard work of Territory rangers through the 2014 Northern Territory Rangers Awards.

New tourism venture to grow East Arnhem

Visitors will soon be able to cruise from Darwin to Gove on board a working cargo ship as part of a unique new tourism venture being supported by the Giles Government.

Don’t forget about the other Darwin Cup

While horse racing fans and socialites get ready to frock up for the Darwin Cup on Monday, the action tomorrow night will be all about the hounds with the running of the Sage Contracting Darwin Greyhound Cup at Winnellie Park.

Action plan to get the NT's Indigenous health workforce back on track

The Northern Territory Government has released a new action plan to increase the number of Aboriginal health workers by 10 per cent per year.

DriveSafe NT Remote wins an Australian Business Award

The Territory Government’s DriveSafe NT Remote Driver Education and Licencing Program has today been recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Innovation in The Australian Business Awards 2014.

Population forecast points to growth

Treasurer Dave Tollner said the release of 30-year population projections for the Northern Territory will provide the government with important information to plan for the future.

A new low for Delia Lawrie

Minister for Children and Families John Elferink has condemned Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie and CPSU Secretary Kay Densley for politicising the tragic death of a child protection worker.

An experienced hand to guide future development

Former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory and key advisor to the Abu Dhabi Government Denis Burke has been appointed as the Chair of the Northern Territory’s Development Consent Authority (DCA) for a two year term after a formal application process.

A clear choice for voters in Casuarina

Casuarina voters will have a clear choice between a Government that’s planning for the future of Northern Australia and an Opposition of failed economic managers with no new ideas, when they go to the polls.

Seasonal hardship pastoral rent waiver extended

Minister for Land Resource Management, Willem Westra van Holthe, has today announced an extension on applications for a pastoral rent waiver on properties that have been affected by drought-like conditions.

Spreading the word about Northern Australia

Chief Minister Adam Giles is in Sydney talking to top corporate leaders about the opportunities for investment in Northern Australia.

School holidays, what do you think?

The Country Liberals Government has put results at the centre of our education policy and it’s important the school terms reflect that.

Major upgrades begin at Hidden Valley

The first stage of the Territory Government’s $9.6 million upgrade to the Hidden Valley racetrack in Darwin is underway.

Memo Club opens in Alice Springs

Minister for Central Australia Matt Conlan has officially opened the revamped Memo Club in Alice Springs.

Stars to shine bright at 2014 Alice Desert Festival

A feast of arts and culture is in store for audiences at this year’s Alice Desert Festival, following the official 2014 program launch tonight.

Petroleum exploration block released

Minister for Mines and Energy, Willem Westra van Holthe, has released a new block of land for petroleum exploration.

Tiger Brennan Drive officially opened

THE SWITCHING on of traffic lights between Dinah Beach and Woolner Roads today marked completion of the first section of works on Tiger Brennan Drive in Darwin.

Funding for Territory arts projects

The Northern Territory Government has provided $165,000 in funding to support 14 upcoming arts projects by Territorians.

Alice contractor wins $8m Police Station tender

An Alice Springs construction company has been chosen to build Arlparra’s brand new multi-million dollar Police Station.

Teaching in the Territory Awards 2014

The Country Liberals Government continues to support quality educators through the 2014 Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards with nominations opening this week.

Stabilising asbestos at the Darwin Botanic Gardens

A new structure funded by the Territory Government has been completed at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens which aims to stabilise asbestos in the area.

Government Minister wins women’s leadership award

Northern Territory Government Minister Bess Price has been recognised for her leadership on women’s issues with a prestigious national award.

First remote breast screening service hits the road in the NT

A new service to help women tackle cancer rates in remote areas has begun in the Northern Territory.

The Centre wins with Sport Vouchers boost

Central Australian families will receive a boost to the family budget this week with the first instalment of the Government’s expanded Sport Vouchers scheme rolled out to students.

$24 million for Stuart Highway rail overpass in Alice Springs

Minister for Infrastructure Peter Styles and the Member for Araluen Robyn Lambley have welcomed the $24 million Federal Government investment to build a rail overpass on the Stuart Highway in Alice Springs.

Major power infrastructure upgrade set to begin

Power and Water Corporation (PWC) is set to begin a major equipment upgrade of three 132kV circuit breakers at the Hudson Creek Switchyard.

New tourism internship program

Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan today announced that Group Training Northern Territory (GTNT) will manage a new tourism internship program aimed at rejuvenating the tourism industry.

More accommodation to support mental health care

Minister for Health Robyn Lambley has today opened a new mental health accommodation facility to support Territorians and their families.

Service for victims of MH17 crash

Territorians will have an opportunity to mourn the victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash at a Commemorative Mass in Darwin's St Mary’s Cathedral at 7pm this Wednesday night.

Sports Voucher boost for Territory families

The family budget will receive a bonus this week with the first instalment of the Giles Government’s expanded Sports Vouchers Scheme now being rolled out to Territory students.

New fisheries vessel gets launched

Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries, Willem Westra van Holthe, has today launched a new 11.9 metre fisheries vessel, the Mallarrra.

Darwin Port Corporation workers sign new EBA

Darwin Port Corporation (DPC) workers are the latest Northern Territory Government employees to sign onto a fair and reasonable wage agreement.

NT economy leads the country in key areas: CommSec

The CommSec State of the States report released today has found the Northern Territory leads the way on economic growth, business investment, unemployment and construction work.

A sad time for the Territory

My thoughts and sympathy, together with all Territorians, go out to the family, friends and colleagues who have been touched by the Malaysia Airlines tragedy.

Supporting Indigenous development

The Giles Government is investing in Indigenous projects that drive development in the Bush with a new $25,000 grant for tourism upgrades in the Roper Region.

Planning for growth in Northern Australia

The Northern Territory remains the key focus in the development of Northern Australia with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) being signed between Defence Housing Australia (DHA) and the Northern Territory Government covering the future release of land in the Lee Point area.

Malaysia Airlines Disaster

The World is taking in the news of the terrible disaster that has taken place with the tragic grounding of a Malaysia Airlines plane in the Ukraine overnight.

International cricket back in the Top End

International cricket is back in the Top End with the Australia A One Day International Series to get underway in Darwin and Palmerston this weekend.

Neem declared a weed

Minister for Land Resource Management, Willem Westra van Holthe, has today declared neem as a Class B and C weed.

Less alcohol-related violence and fewer assaults across NT

Assaults Territory-wide have continued to fall with the latest crime statistics revealing 449 fewer offences over the first five months of the year.