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Building our Territory

The Giles Government has launched a new website for Territorians to have their say about infrastructure projects that could be funded through any future sale or lease of public assets.

Vote of confidence in the Giles Government

Yesterday’s Casuarina by-election saw a massive swing to the Country Liberals and is a huge vote of confidence in the work of the Giles Government.

New tool to target fine defaulters as crackdown continues

A Northern Territory cleaning company has been the first business to have all motor-vehicle transactions suspended under new measures to recover almost $50 million in outstanding fines.

15th Masters Games come to a spectacular close

After a week of fun, friendship and healthy competition, the 15th Alice Springs Masters Games will finish on a rock and roll high with tonight’s Closing Ceremony at Anzac Oval.

Memorial Ride to raise awareness of road safety

The annual Rider Awareness Week (RAW) in Darwin concludes tomorrow, with a host of events over the weekend planned.

Suite of alcohol measures drives down violent crime

The Giles Government’s tough new alcohol measures have driven an almost 20 per cent drop in alcohol-related violence across the Territory.

Tap turned on at remote Central Australian Community

Minister for Community Services Bess Price has today turned on the tap for a sustainable water supply in a remote Central Australian outstation.

New Advisory Council to cut construction red tape

The Giles Government has heard a clear message from industry and responded by establishing a new Construction and Development Advisory Council to make recommendations about reducing red tape.

New fuel stop to drive petrol prices down

The Giles Government has moved to help drive down the price of fuel by offering prime land for a new fuel-stop offering discounted prices.

Parole board members meet in Darwin for annual conference

Members of parole boards and others working in the criminal justice system from around Australia and New Zealand have converged on Darwin this week for the 2014 Australasian Parole Authority Conference (APAC).

Building the Territory’s defence industries

Chief Minister Adam Giles has presented the Defence Support Industry Award for Excellence in Defence Industry to RGM Maintenance at a gala dinner at the Darwin Convention Centre.

Building booms during October Business Month

Building activity in the Northern Territory continues to outstrip the national average in both the residential and the non-residential building sectors as October Business Month rolls into its second week.

Driving fuel price transparency

The Giles Government has today released a draft Bill for public discussion which is aimed at getting transparency in fuel prices.

Public sex offender website to protect Territory families

The Northern Territory will be the first jurisdiction in the country to introduce a publicly accessible website featuring details and locations of convicted serious sex offenders.

Cycle your way to work

Minister for Transport Peter Styles took part in the annual Australian-wide Ride to Work Day today.

TOR finalised for Independent Youth Detention Review

Terms of Reference have been finalised for an independent review into the Northern Territory’s youth detention system.

Donydji River Bridge now open

Joint press release from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss and Northern Territory Minister for Transport and Infratsructure Peter Styles

White elephant no more

Chief Minister Adam Giles today opened RGM Maintenance’s new $3.2 million facility at Darwin’s Defence Support Hub which languished under Labor but is now rapidly expanding under the Country Liberals’ leadership.

Territory tourism operators on mission to attract visitors from China

Seven Territory tourism operators fly out to China today on Tourism NT’s third annual mission to attract visitors from this rapidly growing market.

Kypreos delivers for Henbury School

Country Liberals Candidate for Casuarina Dr Harry Kypreos has delivered for Henbury Special School in spades after issues were raised with him during a meeting with the school council.

Territory nicks the Vic’s gong

In major coup for the Territory, the Darwin City Centre Master Plan has taken out the gong in the large projects category at the Victorian Planning Institute of Australia’s Planning Excellence Awards on Friday night.

Short term accommodation centre opens at RDH

Minister for Health Robyn Lambley said the short term accommodation centre at Royal Darwin Hospital has been helping to reduce the pressure on beds at the hospital.

New toilet block for Casuarina Coastal Reserve

The Northern Territory Government is working hard to make parks and reserves safer and enjoyable for everyone.

NT gas pipeline goes out market

The Giles Government has granted Major Project Status to the proposed gas pipeline linking the Territory and East Coast gas grids and will now begin a formal search for investors.

Territory leads the world with bush solar rollout

Cleaner, greener electricity is on the way to more than 30 remote Territory Indigenous communities as part of a world-leading, $55 million solar power project.

Territory welcome for Japanese business leaders

Chief Minister Adam Giles will tonight officially welcome hundreds of business leaders who have touched down in Darwin for this week’s Australia-Japan Joint Business Conference.

Thank you to Darwin’s Bus Service

Minister for Transport Peter Styles today paid tribute to the staff of the Darwin Bus Service over the past decades, for their fantastic and important contribution to the cities of Darwin and Palmerston.

NT event planners go Walkabout

More than 250 event planners from around Australia will meet with Territory business events operators and industry partners this week at ConveNTions Walkabout ‘14.

Alice Springs celebrates opening of the 15th Masters Games

Chief Minister Adam Giles has tonight officially opened the 15th Alice Springs Masters Games at Anzac Oval in Alice Springs.

Free WiFi for Wangi Falls

Locals and visitors to Wangi Falls at Litchfield National Park will now be able to upload their happy snaps and stay connected to friends and family on the Internet with free public WiFi switched on at the Park by the Northern Territory Government.

International Day of the Girl Child

Minister for Women’s Policy, Bess Price, said discrimination and violence against girls and violations of their human rights is still an issue in the Northern Territory.

Australian leaders back NT gas pipeline and Indigenous economic reform

National, state and territory leaders have thrown their support behind a new gas pipeline linking the Northern Territory with the East Coast gas grid.

Road Safety Short Film Competition launched today

Skinny Fish Music and the Northern Territory Government partner to launch the inaugural Road Safety Short Film Competition at St Johns Catholic College today.

Berrimah Farm: a vibrant urban hub in a suburban setting

The Country Liberals Government is continuing to put pressure on the cost of living through the release of the Territory’s largest ever brownfield site at Berrimah Farm which could yield almost 3,000 new dwellings.

Minister’s Advisory Council for Multicultural Affairs first meeting

The Minister’s Advisory Council for Multicultural Affairs (MAC-MA,) met for the very first time in Darwin last night at Parliament House.

Australian Arts and Cultural Ministers meet in Alice Springs

Northern Territory Minister for Arts and Museums Matt Conlan has today hosted a meeting of Australia’s arts and cultural Ministers in Alice Springs.

Public housing garden competition now open

Territory public housing tenants are being encouraged to don their gardening gloves, sharpen their secateurs and bring out their green thumbs for the annual Public Housing Garden Competition.

International Women’s Day grants now available

Minister for Community Services, Bess Price, is urging organisations around the Territory to apply for a grant to support local activities to mark International Women’s Day (IWD).

Tiger Brennan Drive duplication moves into next stage

Joint press release from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss and Northern Territory Minister for Transport and Infratsructure Peter Styles

National conversation on energy security and Indigenous economic reform

Chief Minister Adam Giles is on his way to the Council of Australian Governments Meeting in Canberra where a new gas pipeline and Indigenous economic reform are at the top of his agenda.

Vote with your wallet

Chief Minister Adam Giles has welcomed this morning’s decision by United to discount their fuel and is calling on motorists to support this early sign of competition in the market.

Statement Keeping them honest

Whilst I was pleased to see so many stakeholders attending yesterday's Summit, unfortunately Territorians were denied the answers they deserve.

New tennis club house served up for Masters Games

CONSTRUCTION of Tennis Alice Springs’ new clubhouse has been completed just in time for the Alice Springs Masters Games next week.

Small school has a big history

One of the Top End’s smallest schools, Middle Point, is celebrating its 50th anniversary today with former students and teachers joining special guests as they remember the school’s rich history.

Alice Springs ready for 15th Masters Games

Alice Springs is the place to be this weekend with thousands of athletes and volunteers set to compete in the 15th Alice Springs Masters Games.

Alice Springs to host Cultural Ministers meeting

Alice Springs will this week host the annual meeting of Australia’s Arts and Cultural Ministers.

Outback Way on the way

Joint press release from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss and Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles.

New Central Australia Development Office

The Territory Government will establish a new Central Australia Development Office in Alice Springs as part of its campaign to bring investment to the North.

Investing in Maningrida

The Territory Government is building the economic future of Maningrida with more than $2 million being invested in local job creation, business development and infrastructure works.

Indigenous employment opportunities in remote communities

Indigenous Territorians living in remote communities will have the opportunity to be trained and transitioned into the workforce as part of the Territory Government Asbestos Removal Program.