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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.

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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

The Chief Fire Control Officer, Bushfires NT and the Executive Director, NT Fire and Rescue Service have declared a 24 HOUR FIRE BAN PERIOD for Monday the 15 of July 2019 for the following areas. DARWIN AND ADELAIDE RIVER FIRE WEATHER FORECAST AREAS

Fire Ban Advice Monday 15 July 2019

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

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

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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.’

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2019 Taiwan – Australia Indigenous Artists in Residence Announced

Maningrida visual artist Janet Marawarr and Paiwan dancer and choreographer Aulu Tjibulangan have been announced as the successful recipients of the 2019 Taiwan-Australia Indigenous Artist in Residence program.

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Alice Springs fuel company charged over truck driver’s death

NT WorkSafe has charged Indervon Pty Ltd (Indervon), an Alice Springs fuel distribution company over the death of a 51-year-old fuel truck driver in 2017.

Nominations Open for the 2019 Foster & Kinship Carer Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Awards. The Awards ‘shine a spotlight’ on individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the Northern Territory’s foster and kinship carer community.

2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards Finalists Announced

The Northern Territory Library congratulates local Territory writers who have been announced as finalists for the 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards.

Australian Road Rule changes in the Territory

The Territory Government, in line with other jurisdictions, is adopting four amendment packages of the Australia Road Rules that have been approved by the Transport and Infrastructure Council Coming into effect from Thursday 1 August 2019.

Celebrate Territory Day safely with family and friends.

Fireworks marks Territory Day celebrations each year and it’s important for friends, families and visitors to celebrate safely.

World Class BMX for the Northern Territory

World class racing will come to the Top End this weekend when BMX Australia’s 2019 BAD BOY National Series hits the Satellite City BMX track.

Darwin Waterfront celebrates Territory Day

The Darwin Waterfront will celebrate Territory Day this Monday, 1 July, from 5pm to 8pm.

Rural Families Urged to Have a Fire Plan these School Holidays

Rural landholders are being urged to stay safe and protect their home and family during the July school holidays.

Meningococcal death - Darwin

An infant who recently contracted meningococcal B has passed away in Royal Darwin Hospital.

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NT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards now open

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards.

Securing Jabiru's energy future

The Northern Territory Government is committed to securing Jabiru’s energy future by investing in new power generation.

Territory Wildlife Parks Pricing Policy Changes

Effective 1 July 2019, entry prices for the Territory Wildlife Park and Alice Springs Desert Park will increase following a review into the commercial operations of these parks.

Cancellation of Boil Water Alert for Bulla

The Bulla community’s water supply is once again safe to drink.

Heritage Grants restoring the past for the future

The Northern Territory Government is assisting community groups and private property owners with grants of up to $20,000 to preserve their slice of local history.

2019 Arts NT Varuna Residential Fellowships Awarded

The 2019 Arts NT Varuna Residential Fellowships for NT writers and illustrators have been awarded to Sam Carmody, Mhairi Duncan, Gretel Bull and Biddy O’Loughlin.

NT EPA recommends approval of Grants Lithium Project

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed the environmental impact assessment of Core Lithium Limited’s Grants Lithium Project and concluded it can proceed in an environmentally acceptable manner by implementing recommendations made in the Assessment Report.

Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water: Bulla Community

A precautionary advice for drinking water (boil water alert) was issued today for the Bulla community.

Applications now open for Chief Minister’s 2019 Peace in the Pacific and 2020 Anzac Spirit Study Tours

Territory students are invited to apply for a place in two immersive study tours, being offered by the Northern Territory Government.

Wave Lagoon update

The waves at the Darwin Waterfront Wave Lagoon are not in operation due to widespread tile failures.

Shortlist announced for the 2019 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture’s Northern Territory Library has revealed the shortlist for this year’s Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award.

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2019 Arts Fellowships Showcase the Artistic Talent of the Territory

The 2019 Arts Fellowships have been awarded to leading Territory arts professionals Daniel Wilfred, Marina Strocchi, David Garnham and Britt Guy with each to receive $50,000 in funding.

Beach volleyball at the Waterfront

Now you can play beach volleyball at the Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon.

Child with Meningococcal Disease

A case of meningococcal disease has been confirmed in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Child with Meningococcal Disease

A case of meningococcal disease has been confirmed in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Talking Culture to benefit Aboriginal families

Hearing Health Services Central Australia today is launching an updated version of Talking Culture, a clinical health promotion resource designed to help Aboriginal families have a better understanding about hearing health and early speech and language development.

Lime plant with citrus canker identified in Karama

Karama restricted area declared

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Darwin Harbour Region Report Card

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today released the 2018 Darwin Harbour Region Report Card, with positive results recorded at most sites tested.

Enforceable undertakings accepted for 2017 Red CentreNATS incident

NT WorkSafe has accepted two enforceable undertakings for the 2017 incident where 14 spectators received serious burn injuries during a burnout competition at the Red CentreNATS.

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