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Dying to know about advance care planning

On Dying to Know Day Territory Palliative Care is urging Territorians to learn more about advance care planning.

Exciting updates to the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown

In a welcome twist to the Darwin Supercars, fans will definitely see the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown lifted this year, a spectacle only enjoyed once before since the Crown’s inception in 2006.

Hotspots revoked

The NT Chief Health Officer has officially revoked the following hotspot areas for the purpose of travel to the NT.

Another AFL fixture confirmed for Darwin

AFL has confirmed the details of Round 13, with two games scheduled to take place in Darwin this month.

Road Rule Changes August 2020

A number of minor amendments to road rules commenced in the Northern Territory from today, Wednesday 5 August 2020.

Changes to the Darwin Supercars Program for 2020

The BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown will now take place on 15-16 August. Originally scheduled for 8-9 August, the race weekend has been rescheduled due to changes around COVID-19 hotspots.

Darwin Festival kicks off tomorrow!

One of the Top End’s favourite events begins tomorrow, with Darwin Festival promising 11 days and nights of incredible entertainment.

Seniors celebrated this August

August marks the start of NT Seniors Month, which is dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging the continuing contribution older Territorians make to our community.

Get sugar savvy

Territorians are being urged to get sugar savvy this Dental Health Week.

Breast screening to start again in Alice Springs

BreastScreenNT will open for breast screening to the women of Central Australia from 10 August until 2 October 2020.

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Feast of Indigenous Culture this August

Four favourite Territory events are being joined by a newcomer this year as August turns into a celebration of Indigenous art, fashion, design and music. In a sign of the times, all will be accessible online, showing how the world’s oldest living culture is finding new ways to connect with people.

Statement

Travellers need to keep up-to-date with where they can travel and which areas have been declared COVID-19 hotspots, as the COVID-19 situation in Australia is continually evolving.

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Woman tests positive for COVID

A woman, the partner of the man who tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) yesterday, has also returned a positive test.

The Supercars Transporter Convoy is on!

A favourite spectacle will return to Darwin on Thursday, 6 August, with the Supercars Transporter Convoy set to cruise through town ahead of the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown on 8-9 August and the CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint on 15-16 August.

Darwin man tests positive for COVID

A Darwin man has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) after returning from Melbourne.

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CoreStaff partners with Darwin SuperSprint

A long-time Darwin business, CoreStaff, has joined the Supercars experience as the new naming rights partner of the Darwin SuperSprint event.

Appointment of acting Children’s Commissioner

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner appointed as acting Children’s Commissioner

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Help is at hand for Territorians with chronic pain

As part of National Pain Week, NT Health is encouraging Territorians to seek appropriate support and assistance to deal with chronic pain.

Mosquito numbers are low – but watch out for those biting midges!

While mosquito numbers have remained relatively low this dry season, it is around the next full moon that biting midge numbers will increase, with high numbers expected in NT coastal areas from 1 to 7 August.

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Commencement of Ports Legislation Amendment Act 2020

The Ports Legislation Amendment Act 2020 and Ports Management Amendment Regulations 2020 commenced today, amending the Ports Management Act 2015 and Ports Management Regulations 2015.

Worker guilty of hindering WorkSafe investigation

The Alice Springs Local Court has convicted and fined a worker $4,000 for hindering a NT WorkSafe investigation into a serious incident at Ambalindum Station in Central Australia.

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Statement on Katherine Fatality

NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation after receiving notification that a 37-year-old male worker has died after falling from the tracks of an excavator.

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Event Centre management opportunity at The Gardens

The Northern Territory Government is offering an exciting opportunity for commercial management of the Gardens Event Centre at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens (The Gardens).

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Expanded on-the-spot fines for work health and safety offences

Twenty one new infringeable offences have been added to the Territory’s work health and safety laws, giving WorkSafe Inspectors wider scope to issue on-the-spot fines to businesses and workers found breaking the law.

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