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Desert chicks need your help to find a name

Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price is calling on members of the public to help name two Wedge-tailed Eagle chicks.

Increased security on public transport applauded by local member

Local member for Blain Nathan Barrett today congratulated the Giles Government on the strong and decisive actions engaged on the Darwin Bus network.

Indigenous artwork a treat for travellers on iconic trail

Minister for Parks and Wildlife, Bess Price, today officially unveiled the new Larapinta Trail Indigenous art project at Simpsons Gap.

Learn to Swim Vouchers lead to surge in water safety enrolments

The number of children enrolled to a Water Safety Awareness Program almost tripled last month following the introduction of the Northern Territory Government’s new Learn to Swim Vouchers.

Rotary Police Officer of the Year

Chief Minister Adam Giles has congratulated Senior Constable Timothy Wethers on being named the winner of the 2014 Rotary Club of Darwin Police Officer of the Year Award.

Music engaging students for a better life

The Country Liberals Government is continuing to identify ways of improving student attendance and results by utilising innovative engagement programs.

Surfing superstar shows off the Red Centre

Surfing superstar and Mate of the Territory Layne Beachley has been showing Australians how to Do the NT with her husband, INXS rocker Kirk Pengilly.

Inaugural Mitchell Street Mile a real winner

More than 3500 onlookers flocked to Mitchell Street in Darwin’s CBD today for the running of the inaugural Mitchell Street Mile.

Water safety is everyone’s responsibility

Territory children and parents will be reminded that ‘Water Safety is 24/7’ this week as part of the annual Territory-wide Water Safety Week.

Territory fashion ready to take centre stage

Northern Territory fashion will take centre stage next month with the official launch of the 2014 Northern Territory Fashion Week program in Darwin tonight.

Linking regional communities with air travel

The Giles Government has welcomed the reintroduction of a regional air subsidy which could help make an airline ‘milk-run’ along the Stuart Highway more viable.

American travel guru to spruik the Territory

The international spotlight will be on the Red Centre this week with one of American’s most trusted travel experts, Pauline Frommer, producing a two-hour radio travel show in Central Australia.

Tough alcohol policies drive down crime across Territory

Tough alcohol policies introduced by the Country Liberals Government at the beginning of this year are driving down violence across the Northern Territory.

$18 million towards reducing domestic violence in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Government today launched the Domestic and Family Violence Reduction Strategy 2014-17: Safety is Everyone’s Right which is aimed at tackling the high rates of domestic violence in our community.

On your marks for Mitchell Street Mile

Hundreds of runners will be on their marks in the Darwin CBD this Sunday for the inaugural Mitchell Street Mile.

NAIDOC celebrations in Yirrkala tonight

The Territory Government is proud to be supporting a NAIDOC performing arts event in Yirrkala tonight.

Redevelopment trial project with Defence Housing Australia

The Northern Territory Government and Defence Housing Australia (DHA) are moving forward with a trial to redevelop old housing stock in Alawa.

A college degree of investment

The Giles Government is facilitating investment and the development of Northern Australia through the release of much needed industrial land.

NT Disability Service Awards open in Alice Springs

Minister for Disability Services Robyn Lambley is calling on Territorians to nominate for the 2014 Disability Service Awards.

Open letter to Natasha Fyles

The attached letter has been sent to the Member for Nightcliff, Natasha Fyles in response to her latest press release on Global School Budgets.

By-election date set

Voters in Casuarina will go to the polls for a by-election on October 18.

Multi-million dollar intersection tender to boost Palmerston and Rural area

The Northern Territory Government has released a tender for the Multi-million dollar redevelopment of an intersection that marks a key stage in the development of the Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Applications now open for arts funding

Minister for Arts and Museums Matt Conlan has invited Northern Territory artists to apply for a share of $135,000 to fund future projects.

New International Grammar School

Chief Minister Adam Giles will use the Sabah International Expo in Malaysia today to announce that Darwin is being targeted for the establishment of a new International Grammar School

Alcohol Mandatory Treatment moves to new facility in Darwin

The Minister for Alcohol Rehabilitation Robyn Lambley has today toured part of the new facility for the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment program in Darwin.

Leave wildlife in the wild

Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price is urging the public to leave wildlife in the wild.

Students' needs put first with global budgeting

The Country Liberals Government is increasing the level of autonomy in Northern Territory schools to provide them with the right tools to make local decisions and improve education outcomes.

Northern Territory Government will not tolerate violence on its bus network

Cabinet yesterday agreed to allocate over $1 million, to implement a range of measures designed to further improve safety on public transport in the Northern Territory, said Minister for Transport Peter Styles.

Air links and gas on the agenda in Malaysia

Chief Minister Adam Giles has met with senior executives from Malaysia Airlines and agreed to ramp-up marketing efforts promoting the company’s Darwin – Kuala Lumpur route.

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.