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2019-20 NT Arts Grants opens with new Creative Industries Program

The Northern Territory Arts Grants Program for 2019-20 is now open with Arts Projects and Professional Development grants opening today.

Sanctions accepted over Tiger Brennan Drive fatality

NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Queensland based construction company BMD Constructions Pty Ltd over the 2016 death Mr Peter Bonnell.

Cyber Security Awareness Program 2019

Cyber Smart briefings for Territory businesses will take place across August and September to help prevent businesses from falling victim to cybercrime and for some businesses to get cyber ready for supplying Defence.

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CELEBRATING WELLNESS IN TENNANT CREEK

Stress Less in Tennant Creek is back for a second year in this outback town promoting the importance of wellness at a community event that has embraced the community.

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24 HOUR FIRE BAN PERIOD for Sunday 11 August 2019 Issued at 1600 hours CST on Saturday 10 August 2019.

KAKADU HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Due to a number of fatal crashes in 2018 on the Kakadu Highway, the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics engaged a Road Safety Auditor to develop a strategy to improve road safety on the Highway.

Reminder to be protected from influenza

It is not too late to get your 2019 flu vaccine. Get your vaccine now to protect yourself from flu.

Construction opportunities coming next week

The Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development will be releasing a Request for Proposals for the construction of Social Housing Head Leased dwellings in Darwin and Tennant Creek next week.

Biting midge season to start

It is the time of the year again, when biting midges come out in force. High numbers are expected from 5 to 11 August coinciding with the full moon cycle.

3X3 basketball debuts at the Darwin Waterfront

Australia’s first official semi-permanent FIBA3X3 spec basketball court will make its debut at the Darwin Waterfront.

Cyber Security Awareness Program 2019

Cyber Smart briefings for Territory businesses will take place across August and September to help prevent businesses from falling victim to cybercrime and for some businesses to get cyber ready for supplying Defence.

Woolworths commits $1.8 million to prevent further pedestrian incidents

NT WorkSafe has accepted the enforceable undertaking proposed by Woolworths Ltd after the 2016 death of a Maningrida man, who was run over by a prime mover in the Hibiscus Shopping Centre loading dock.

New street art mural pays homage to Great Air Race Centenary

The pilot and crew that successfully flew from London to Darwin to win the Great Air Race in 1919 have been depicted in a large-scale street art mural in the Territory’s capital, as part of a new program of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ‘race that changed the world’.

Top End Parks the perfect place to cool off this long weekend

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture is encouraging everyone to get out and about and enjoy our Top End parks and reserves this long weekend.

FIRE BAN ADVICE

The Chief Fire Control Officer, Bushfires NT and Director, NT Fire and Rescue Service have declared a 24 HOUR FIRE BAN PERIOD for Saturday 03 August 2019 for the following areas. DARWIN and ADELAIDE RIVER FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS.

Record numbers flocking to Red CentreNATS 05

The 2019 instalment of Red CentreNATS will see more cars than ever before descend upon Alice Springs, with record numbers of entries flooding in for the popular event in conjunction with Summernats from Friday, 30 August to Sunday, 1 September.

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NT Seniors Month Starts Today

Today marks the beginning of NT Seniors Month where we celebrate the continuing contribution of our older generations make to the community.

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Changes to Heavy Vehicle Registration

The Territory Government is adopting two changes to Heavy Vehicle Registration to improve business efficiencies for owners, and more closely align the Northern Territory with other Australian jurisdictions, effective from 1 August 2019.

New Road Rules Effective Today

A number of amendment packages to the Australia Road Rules recently announced by the Territory Government are now in effect.

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FIRE BAN ADVICE Thursday 1 August 2019

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Ms Ursula Raymond announced as Deputy Treaty Commissioner

Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner, Professor Mick Dodson AM, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Ursula Raymond as Deputy Treaty Commissioner. Ms Raymond is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman born and raised in the Territory and has lived and worked here most of her life.

On-Farm Emergency Water Rebate Scheme

The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme (the Scheme) has seen a successful implementation through its roll out from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR).

Grab your plus one today and register - DonateLife Week

This DonateLife Week, the Top End Health Service is encouraging Territorians to register to be an organ and tissue donor, "grab your plus one", have a conversation about donation with family and friends and encourage them to register also.

Apply Now for NT History Grants

Territorians are invited to apply for a grant to research and share NT history.

New harbour cruise ticketing offices on the wharf

New ticketing offices for local harbour cruise operators; Darwin Harbour Cruises, Sea Darwin and Cape Adieu, will soon open on Stokes Hill Wharf.

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FIRE BAN ADVICE Wednesday 24 July 2019

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Statutory manager appointed to Road Transport Historical Society in Alice Springs

The Acting Director-General of Licensing Sally Ozolins has appointed a statutory manager to administer the affairs of the Road Transport Historical Society Incorporated, based in Alice Springs.

Fire Ban Advice Tuesday 23 July 2019

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Apply for Sport and Active Recreation Grants

Territory sporting clubs, organisations and individuals are set to benefit from sport and active recreation grant funding programs now open for applications.

Commissioner unveils anti-violence prisoner art work

Visitors to the Darwin Correctional Precinct will now see an outstanding example of how prisoners have engaged in an anti-domestic violence program with the unveiling of a new prisoner art work.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE

ALERT LEVEL: Planned Burn Advice - Firefighters are managing the burn but visibility may be affected.

Media Alert - Commissioner unveils anti-violence prisoner art works

A set of prisoner art works to mark the partnership between the Catholic Care No More campaign and NT Correctional Services will be unveiled at the entrance of Darwin Correctional Centre on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

Fire Ban Advice Monday 15 July 2019

Fire Ban Advice - DARWIN and ADELAIDE RIVER FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREA

FIRE BAN ADVICE

Fire Ban Advice - DARWIN and ADELAIDE RIVER FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREA

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE LOCATION: Kentish Road and Hopewell Road, Fly Creek

Territory Families Implements New Child Protection Model

Territory Families is implementing the internationally recognised Signs of Safety approach across child protection and youth justice in the Northern Territory.

Central Australia Health Service debuts Reconciliation Action Plan

The Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) is launching the Acute Care Services Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) June 2019-June 2021 today.

Company and director fined for obstructing WorkSafe investigation

Queensland based labour hire company Tropickist Pty Ltd and company director David O’Brien were both convicted and fined a total of $13,000 in the Darwin Local Court on 3 July 2019, after pleading guilty to breaching Section 155 (5) of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011.

Territory delegation to Timor-Leste

Representatives from the Northern Territory Government will travel to Dili to attend the Timor-Leste bilateral meeting.

Our Culture – NAIDOC celebrations at the Alice Springs Desert Park

Held annually, NAIDOC Week is an occasion for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year’s NAIDOC theme is ‘VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH.’