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Focused team determined to deliver for Territorians

The Country Liberals Parliamentary Wing has chosen Peter Chandler as the new Deputy Chief Minister after a meeting at Parliament House this evening.

Scholarship program opens for the NT Disability sector

The Minister for Disability Services Robyn Lambley has announced that the Northern Territory Government’s scholarship program for Territorians working in the Disability Services sector is now open.

Birdwatchers twitching for a tour at Owen Springs Reserve

The Red Centre Bird Festival will include a bird watching tag along tour at the Owen Springs Reserve Sunday 28 September.

Mottram signs up for Mitchell Street Mile

Australia’s fastest man over one mile, Craig Mottram, will line up for the inaugural Mitchell Street Mile later this month.

Voice of the Northern Territory youth is heard

The voice of young Territorians has been heard by the Giles Government with the development of a new framework to guide government policy.

Northern Territory supports Queensland’s anti-bikie laws

Attorney-General John Elferink announced the Northern Territory will throw its support behind Queensland’s anti-bikie laws in a High Court challenge to begin today.

Multi-million dollar investment for Royal Darwin Hospital baby boom

Minister for Health Robyn Lambley has announced that Royal Darwin Hospital will receive an immediate multi-million dollar boost to its maternity services to respond to the Top End’s baby boom.

Dr Harry Kypreos – Country Liberals candidate for Casuarina

Chief Minister Adam Giles is pleased to welcome 35 year old local doctor Harry Kypreos as the Country Liberals candidate in the Casuarina by-election.

Inaugural Seniors of Excellence Awards

The inaugural Seniors of Excellence Awards was hosted by the Minister for Senior Territorians, Peter Styles, in the presence of the Administrator of the Northern Territory, the Hon Sally Thomas AC, at Parliament House today.

School holiday survey closing soon

The Country Liberals Government has been asking Territorians whether or not school holidays could be reconfigured to achieve better outcomes for students.

NT showcased in fashion shoot

The Red Centre will take centre stage in upcoming fashion editorials for popular Australian magazines Cleo and Dolly, in the latest initiative to encourage interstate tourists to Do the NT.

Palmerston public housing gardens pick of the bunch

A public housing complex in Palmerston has been picked to participate in the Australian Open Garden scheme this weekend.

Desert Mob hits Alice Springs

Almost 300 works from 31 art centres have arrived at the Araluen Art Centre in Alice Springs ahead of next week’s annual Desert Mob exhibition.

Delia still in denial

Delia Lawrie has repeated her shabby treatment of Territorians in relation to the smelly Stella Maris deal by refusing to explain her actions in the Parliament or apologise.

Mary River National Park Joint Management Plan open for public comment

Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price said the Mary River National Park Draft Joint Management Plan (JMP) is now out for public comment.

Changes to paintball rules

The Giles Government is seeking public feedback on amendments that would reduce the minimum age for participation in paintball to 14 years.

Blocks in Zuccoli up for grabs

Budding home owners will have the chance to snap up one of the 42 blocks up for grabs in Palmerston’s newest land release, Mitchell Creek Green in the suburb of Zuccoli.

Delia’s diversion to dodge Stella heat

Chief Minister Adam Giles said today’s censure motion by Delia Lawrie was a desperate attempt to divert attention away from debate on the damning report into the Stella Maris deal and one of her backbenchers walking away from her leadership.

Talking Northern Development in Alice Springs

Alice Springs and Darwin residents are being urged to come and have their say about the future of Northern Australia at development summits being held tomorrow and Monday.

Delia Lawrie must apologise to Territorians

Chief Minister Adam Giles today called on Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie to apologise to Territorians over the Labor Party’s dodgy Stella Maris deal.

National champ to compete in Mitchell Street Mile

The inaugural Mitchell Street Mile has secured its first high calibre athlete with Australian women’s Cross Country champion, Bridey Delaney, to compete in the 1.6km race on Sunday 21 September.

Overwhelming support to get Indigenous health Back on Track

Minister for Health Robyn Lambley has today announced the Back On Track taskforce that will lead an action plan to increase the number of Aboriginal Health Practitioners in the Northern Territory.

NT Government to discuss medical marijuana

Minister for Health Robyn Lambley has announced that the Northern Territory Government will discuss the idea of legalising medical marijuana in the NT.

Real Housing for Growth on target

The Northern Territory Government is on track to deliver 2000 new affordable homes across the Territory by 2017.

Local prisoners to produce holding yards for Top End abattoir

Prisoners from the Darwin and Alice Springs correctional centres are making and installing holding yards for the Australian Agricultural Company’s (AACO) new Livingstone Valley Abattoir.

Expert Panel on Literacy and Numeracy

The Country Liberals Government is continuing to deliver on election commitments with the release of the report and recommendations from the expert panel into literacy and numeracy.

Recognition for excellence in policing

An Alice Springs family violence project has won national recognition at the Australasian Council of Women and Policing, Excellence in Policing Awards.

Borella family joins historic ride

The grandson of the Territory’s only Victoria Cross recipient will help re-enact the war hero’s historic journey to enlist, as part of next year’s ANZAC Centenary commemorations.

New legislation to guide correctional services into the future

New legislation has passed through the Northern Territory Parliament which will provide an improved and modern foundation for correctional services’ approaches and objectives.

Travel agents take flight to the Top End

Three hundred Flight Centre travel agents have wound up a fact-finding mission to the Top End that will help promote the Northern Territory as a must-do holiday destination.

Adelaide United score goals in Darwin

Dozens of Darwin school children scored a treat today with a special visit by some of the stars of soccer’s A-League.

Legislation introduced to ban smoking in cars with children

The Country Liberals Government has today introduced landmark legislation in Parliament to ban smoking in cars carrying children under 16.

Hilltop Hoods set to rock Alice Springs

The Giles Government is thrilled to announce Australian Hip Hop kings Hilltop Hoods will be performing a special one-off show in Alice Springs in October.

Gateway to a new era in Palmerston

The Country Liberals Government’s record land release program is being supported by the development of a $300 million shopping centre on Roystonea Avenue in Palmerston.

Strong appetite for home ownership in remote communities

Public Housing tenants in remote Territory communities have expressed strong interest in the Territory Government’s new home ownership drive.

Boost for Top End Rodeo Circuit

The Giles Government is boosting the Top End Rodeo Circuit with $15,000 in grants.

Bright future for Territory LNG

Off the back of a successful NT Resources Week, the Territory’s LNG industry has been boosted by a new gas discovery in the Browse Basin with potential for processing onshore in Darwin.

Statement on David Tollner

From the beginning, I have made my position clear to all my colleagues on the issue of David Tollner’s recent comments.

Berrimah North Area Plan

The Country Liberals Government is continuing to plan for future development by releasing the draft Berrimah North Area Plan for public exhibition.

Minister welcomes junior rangers

Minister for Parks and Wildlife has tonight welcomed the latest bunch of Territory children to join the popular Junior Ranger program.

Improving road safety in the Territory

The Giles Government is putting out a call for tender to projects that will improve the safety of roads in the Northern Territory.

Central appeals Tribunal reduces red tape for Territorians and businesses

The Northern Territory Government is one step closer to establishing a one-stop-shop for civil and administrative appeals, following the passing of legislation in Parliament today.

Celebrating 100 years of Australian Red Cross

The Northern Territory Assembly has recognised the Centenary of the Australian Red Cross with a formal motion honouring the organisation's important work.

Daffodils sent across the Territory to support cancer research

Minister for Health Robyn Lambley is encouraging Territorians to support the Cancer Council NT’s Daffodil Day tomorrow to help in the effort to beat cancer in the community.

Reds unveil special Indigenous jersey for Alice game

An Indigenous designed strip which embodies the spirit of Alice Springs will be worn by Adelaide United this weekend for their matches in the Red Centre.

Darwin Festival winds up with water spectacular

The Darwin Festival will finish on a high this weekend with the internationally acclaimed Vietnamese Water Puppets taking over the Darwin Waterfront for four free shows starting tonight.

Stella Maris goes back to the community

Delia Lawrie and Gerry McCarthy’s dodgy Stella Maris deal will be unwound after a formal expression of interest (EOI) process is completed.

Territory’s first female Auditor-General appointed

Chief Minister Adam Giles has thanked outgoing Auditor-General Frank McGuiness for his service and announced Julie Crisp as his replacement in the post.

New trade agreement: Territory cattle to Cambodia

A new trade agreement on animal health certification requirements has opened the door for Australia to export feeder and slaughter cattle to Cambodia.

Open speed limit trial extended along Stuart Highway

The Giles Government is continuing to deliver on an election promise by extending an evidence-based trial of open speed limits to a new section of the Stuart Highway.