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Quarantine & Testing Directions for ACT

The Chief Health Officer has declared quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a COVID-19 public exposure site in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). This follows on from a New South Wales man in his 40’s visiting the ACT on Monday 14 June 2021. While the man’s test results have showed low levels of the virus, NSW Health has not yet been able to rule it out as a possible case of COVID-19. As a result, ACT and NSW health authorities have taken a highly precautionary approach and identified a small number of public exposure sites.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

One new COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours. A returning Australian Government Official arrived from Dili on Wednesday 16 June 2021 and has tested positive for COVID-19.

Updated ATAGI Advice: AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has issued updated advice regarding the provision of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Australia.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE:

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: LOCATION: Coach Road, STAPLETON 

COVID-19 Update: Quarantine & Testing Directions for NSW

The Chief Health Officer has declared quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a COVID-19 public exposure site in New South Wales, effective immediately. This follows on from a man in his 60s who lives is Sydney’s eastern suburbs testing positive for COVID-19. The man works as a driver, which includes transporting international flight crew. The man visited a number of locations while being potentially infectious.

NT History Grants and Awards Register of Peers

Library & Archives NT (LANT) is calling for expressions of interest from members of the community with expertise and extensive knowledge of Territory history to join a Register of Peers.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

One new COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours. A 28-year-old male, who arrived on the repatriation flight from New Delhi on 10 June 2021 has tested positive for COVID-19.

Office of the ICAC releases two reports with findings of corrupt conduct

The Office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (OICAC) has concluded two investigations which have exposed existing weaknesses in the Northern Territory Government’s employment and recruitment framework. Findings of corrupt conduct have been made in both cases.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE

PLANNED BURN ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE LOCATION: Darwin River Road, DARWIN RIVER 

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BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE

LOCATION: Meneling Road, BATCHELOR 

COVID-19 Wastewater Testing in 10 Top End Locations

NT Health has commenced a COVID-19 wastewater testing system across 10 Top End locations, as a further surveillance system to complement existing pathology-based COVID-19 testing for individuals.

COVID-19 Update: Quarantine and Testing Directions for Queensland

The Chief Health Officer has declared quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a COVID-19 case location in Queensland, effective immediately.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE LOCATION: Mira Road, DARWIN RIVER 

Live life in the fast lane with a Supercars hot lap!

Die-hard motorsports fans, listen up! If you’ve ever wanted to experience the thrill of riding in a souped-up Supercar, now’s your chance.

COVID-19 Update - Regional Victoria Hotspot Revoked

The Chief Health Officer has revoked regional Victoria as a hotspot for the purposes of travel, effective 6pm today, 8 June 2021.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

One new COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Gear up to get hitched at the iconic Red CentreNATS Festival!

For the first time ever, Red CentreNATS is giving two lucky car lovers the chance to win the wedding of their dreams worth $15,000 at the iconic car festival in the heart of Australia.

CHO Direction: Day 17 quarantine testing requirement

The Chief Health Officer requires anyone who comes to the NT that has left quarantine in another state or Territory, to get a COVID-19 test on Day 17 after their quarantine period started.

Director of Public Prosecutions - Senior staff movements

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Katherine prepares to get its junk out this weekend

Katherine is gearing up for one of its favourite events this weekend, with Junk-Fest taking place on Saturday.

COVID-19 Update: State of Victoria Declared a Hotspot

In addition to Greater Melbourne and the Local Government Area of Bendigo, the Acting Chief Health Officer has declared the remainder of the state of Victoria to be a COVID-19 hotspot for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory effective 12 noon on 3 June 2021.

New bus part of plan to help dialysis patients live strong and safe in COVID

A new bus to help transport Aboriginal dialysis patients is part of a project to identify ways dialysis patients can live well and COVID-safe and avoid unnecessary hospital visits.

COVID-19 Update: Quarantine and Testing Directions for NSW

The Chief Health Officer has declared quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a COVID-19 case location in New South Wales, effective immediately.

Pride in Your Place awards - March winner

Congratulations to Kevin and Melissa Collins, winners of the March Pride in Your Place award.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

One new COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Botanic Gardens Open Day

Join in the free fun and festivities at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens tomorrow to celebrate Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Botanic Gardens Day 2021.

New COVID-19 drive-through testing site opens

A new drive-through COVID-19 testing site will open at the CDU Netball Stadium in Marrara tomorrow to accommodate an increase in the demand for testing following hotspot declarations.

NT EPA Responds to TNG’s ASX Announcement

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is an independent statutory authority and is currently assessing the environmental impacts of the Darwin Processing Facility proposed by TNG Limited at Middle Arm.

Media Statement: Chief Health Officer arrangements

Chief Health Officer, Dr Hugh Heggie had been travelling in Victoria, when the Northern Territory Government declared Greater Melbourne a hotspot on Thursday 27 May 2021.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE LOCATION: Cox Peninsula Rd, BLACKMORE 

Planning for the future of Palmerston Environs

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is preparing the Palmerston Environs Subregional Land Use Plan, to shape the growth of Palmerston Environs into the future.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

One new COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Greater Melbourne and Bendigo declared COVID-19 hotspots

The Chief Health Officer has declared a hotspot over Greater Melbourne and Bendigo Local Government Areas for the purposes for travel to the Northern Territory from 12.01am Thursday 27 May 2021.

Statement from the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption

I released a report yesterday into a procurement matter at the City of Darwin.

UPDATED: CHO Directions for Victoria

The Chief Health Officer has revoked all existing directions in relation to Victoria and has issued updated testing and quarantine directions.

Update on City of Darwin procurement report

Earlier today, the Office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption released a public report on the City of Darwin THRIVE procurement, after completing an investigation and undertaking natural justice processes.

Five charges laid over excavator fatality

NT WorkSafe has laid five charges over the death of a 30-year-old worker* who was fatally struck by an excavator bucket in 2019.

COVID-19 Update: Testing and Quarantine Directions for Victoria

The Acting Chief Health Officer has declared quarantine and testing directions for people who have been to a number of COVID-19 public exposure sites in Victoria.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE LOCATION: Doris Road, BERRY SPRINGS 

NT Sport Integrity Survey now open

The Northern Territory Government is seeking public feedback on a range of sports-related issues to ensure sport in the Territory continues to remain fair, ethical and safe for everyone involved.

Palliative Care uplifting for Adam

For Adam Whitby, a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Territory Palliative Care’s Darwin Hospice, making the choice to move to palliative care in the mid-90s was the best career move he made.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

One new positive COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE LOCATION: Darwin River Dam Catchment Complex, DARWIN RIVER / RUM JUNGLE 

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE LOCATION: Darwin River Dam Catchment Complex, DARWIN RIVER / RUM JUNGLE 

Expressions of Interest open for mobile food vans at Alice Springs Desert Park

Businesses have an exciting opportunity to operate mobile food vans at one of the most beautiful parks in the world.

Check your Macula!

Macular disease is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia with an estimated 1.7 million Australians having some evidence of macular disease, and awareness is being raised in May as part of Macula Awareness Month.

Transporter convoy, signings and more for superfast Supercars

The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown just kicked up a gear with confirmation of the Night Transporter Convoy, driver signings, pit lane walk and children’s entertainment, plus the incredible Iron Horse J60 Jet Dragster added to the line-up.

Positive COVID-19 Case Update

One new COVID-19 case has been recorded in the Northern Territory in the past 24 hours.

Amusement ride operator charged over 2019 Freds Pass Show crash

NT WorkSafe has charged a Darwin amusement ride operator with four breaches of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011, over the 2019 Freds Pass Show ride incident where two people were injured.