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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.

A significant day for corrections in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Government’s single largest infrastructure project, the Darwin Correctional Precinct (DCP), has today officially been opened, signalling a new chapter for correctional services.

Building bridges for better access

The Northern Territory Government is committed to opening up Northern Australia to create more jobs, greater income and better prospects for Australia.

After dark adventure on offer in Territory Parks

An after dark adventure is on offer for people who have a passion for Territory wildlife and are keen to explore Territory Parks at night.

Supporting local government excellence

The Territory Government is delivering on its election commitment to return power back to local councils and has signed a new agreement with the Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT) for it to take on a range of support services to its members.

Students to participate in total mind bender

More than 200 Territory students will put their brains to the test at today’s Tournament of Minds regional final at Charles Darwin University.

Everyone has a role in child protection

Minister for Children and Families John Elferink says National Child Protection Week is a good time to reflect on everyone’s role in child protection.

New initiative to prevent domestic violence against women and their children

Minister for Community Services has today attended the launch of Our Watch, a new national initiative aimed to prevent violence against women and their children.

Budding filmmakers chance to shine

Territory filmmakers and screen organisations can now apply for a share of more than $300,000 in funding under the Territory Government’s Screen Grants Program.

Waterfowl hunting season to start next week

The Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price has announced the dates for this year’s Waterfowl Hunting Season.

Court construction set to begin this year

Construction is expected to begin before the end of the year on the new Alice Springs Supreme Court.

New marketing agreement with SilkAir

The Northern Territory Government and SilkAir have reached a three year marketing agreement that will help boost visitors to the Territory.

Driving the North

The Giles Government has submitted its response to the Commonwealth’s Green Paper on Developing Northern Australia following a series of successful regional summits across the Territory.

New app for iconic Territory road trip

A Northern Territory business woman is set to create Australia’s longest audio tour with a new iPhone app for Territory road trips.

Whitegate residents hurt by a political agenda

Minister for Community Services, Bess Price, said mistruths and poor advice from people with a political agenda is continuing to hurt the residents of Whitegate on the outskirts of Alice Springs.

Award winning work to tackle chronic disease in the NT

The Minister for Health Robyn Lambley has congratulated the winners of the 2014 Chronic Disease Network Recognition Awards in Alice Springs today.

Get your calendar out, it’s business time!

The October Business Month (OBM) calendar was launched today with over 130 events.

Nominations officially open for Young Achiever Awards

A call out has been made to all Young Territorians to be nominated for the Young Achiever Awards.

Exceptional opportunities for investment in our parks

Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price is calling on those with big ideas to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for new tourism and business developments in Northern Territory parks and reserves.

Katherine paramedic wins top award

The Minister for Health Robyn Lambley has honoured the winners of the 2014 NT Paramedic of the Year Awards at a ceremony at Parliament House tonight.