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Get your workplace involved in National Safe Work Month

Registrations are now open for the Northern Territory’s National Safe Work Month events. Held annually in October, National Safe Work Month is a time for employers and workers to focus on and review their work health and safety practices, and commit to improving health and safety in the workplace.

Midwifery Group Practice relocates in Alice Springs

On 1 October the Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) will open the doors to its new premises at the top of the Todd Mall in Alice Springs.

Students focus of health worker awards

Nominations for the 2020 Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards open today.

Public comment sought on Seabed Mining in the NT

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is seeking community and stakeholder comment on its draft Review of Seabed Mining in the Northern Territory-Environmental Impacts and Management.

Howard Springs Quarantine Facility COVID-19 Testing

A 65 year old male at the Howard Springs Quarantine Facility returned a low positive COVID-19 test today, having previously recovered from COVID-19.

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Flying into Waterfowl Hunting Season

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security has today opened Waterfowl Hunting Season on designated areas to permitted hunters.

Live crosses to show Australia that the Territory is the answer

Aussies who tune in to Channel 10’s Studio 10 this week will discover the Territory is the answer if they’re looking to escape on a holiday, explore spectacular landscapes and experience Aboriginal culture.

Theme for 2021 confirmed as lights out on Parrtjima 2020

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light wrapped up yesterday in Alice Springs after delighting thousands of people over the course of 10 nights.

Heritage Council Nominations Open

Expressions of interest from Northern Territory residents who wish to be considered for appointment to the Heritage Council are now open.

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Five nights left to enjoy Parrtjima – don’t miss out!

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has reached the halfway mark in Alice Springs, with five successful nights clocked up and a further five to go. The festival has recorded almost 9000 attendances so far.

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Land Offer to develop Specialist Disability Accommodation

A Request for Proposal for non-government organisations to construct Specialist Disability Accommodation on four parcels of land in Darwin’s northern suburbs is currently open on GrantsNT.

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The Start of Something Special in Alice Springs

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light begins in Alice Springs tonight, and promises to do exactly what this year’s theme suggests by ‘Lifting Our Spirits’.

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Safety alert issued over dangers of using pressurised canisters

NT WorkSafe has issued a safety alert to highlight the dangers of using pressurised canisters.

Katherine Town Council Performance Agreement

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its investigation into the circumstances that led to a waste tyre bale wall fire at the Katherine Showgrounds on 1 July 2019.

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Cattle Company pleads guilty to failures that led to serious injuries

The owners of Ambalindum Station in Central Australia have been convicted and fined $30,000 over a 2018 incident in which two workers were seriously injured after a man cage they were in detached and fell from a telehandler as they were being lifted.

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Suspect seeds set for destruction in the Territory

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources is urging Territorians to be biosecurity aware after local horticulturists received unsolicited seed packets through the mail in September.

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Never too early to read to your baby!

The Special Care Nursery at the Royal Darwin Hospital is promoting the importance of reading to babies by taking part in a read-a-thon this September.