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Turbocharging Tourism: Stars Bring Bondi Rescue to Henley-on-Todd

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said today the Bondi Rescue visit is a marketing win for the Territory and a fantastic opportunity for the NT to attract more visitors and tourists and support local business and jobs.

Tackling Alcohol Fuelled crime: First Police Auxiliary Liquor Inspectors Graduate

The first squad of Police Auxiliary Liquor Inspectors will today graduate from their 13-week training program.

More Jobs, Vibrant Cities: $6 million in Capital Grants to help revitalise Darwin CBD

The Territory Labor Government is adding to its multi-million dollar CBD major infrastructure program with a trio of job-creating smaller projects that will help revitalise the Capital of the North.

MMC NT PGA Championship brings a pool of elite golfers to Palmerston

The Top End will host a pool of elite golfers this weekend as they converge on Palmerston Golf Course for the 2018 MMC NT Professional Golfers Association Championship.

National Aboriginal Art Gallery Business Case Tender Opens

The job creating National Aboriginal Art Gallery has taken another step forward with the tender released today to deliver a comprehensive business case for the project.

Higgins failed to deliver

The new $25 million rugby league facility at Warren Park will be a much needed home for local rugby league and is creating over 100 jobs for locals.

Creating Jobs and Boosting Trade: Bringing Back the Arafura Games

As part of the Territory Labor Government’s election promise to bring back the Arafura Games, Minister for the Arafura Games, Ken Vowles, will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia, tomorrow to attend the Asian Games.

Supporting Aboriginal Carers to Raise Aboriginal Children

The Territory Labor Government is investing $5.4 million over four years to recruit and support Aboriginal foster and kinship carers, as well as investing in training for current carers.

Local innovative ideas becoming a reality thanks to BISI program

Local innovative ideas becoming a reality thanks to BISI program

Local Arts Community Show Support for Anzac Hill Precinct as the Site for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery

Members of the Alice Springs art community have come forward in support of the Anzac Hill Precinct as the preferred site for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery.

Developing the North: Supporting Jobs through the Contemporary Management of Pastoral Land

Today, the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly is debating proposed amendments to the Pastoral Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017, in a bid to ensure the contemporary management of pastoral estates.

Territory Day 40th anniversary - Photography Exhibition a Snapshot of Yirrkala Family and Culture

Territory Day grant recipient Gurrutu'mi Mala Wungili - Family on Country Portrait Project is on display at the Live Darwin Hub, Smith Street Mall.

Unlocking the Territory’s Minerals Potential to Create Jobs

A major new airborne geophysical survey is underway in the Tanami Desert as part of the Territory Labor Government’s record $26 million investment in minerals exploration - the Resourcing the Territory initiative.

Updated Assistant Minister List

Please see attached an updated list of NT Government Assistant Ministers.

Investing in Territory Kids and Generational Change – Hearing for Learning

A public private partnership between the Northern Territory Government, Australian Government and the Balnaves Foundation is addressing chronic hearing problems in Territory children.


The report of the inquiry into political donations by Justice Mansfield has been tabled in the Legislative Assembly – fulfilling a major election commitment of the Territory Labor Government.

Restoring Trust and Delivering Generational Change - Parliament Sittings Resumes

Achieving Generational change, tackling alcohol fuelled violence and crime and returning trust and accountability is on the Territory Labor Government’s Parliamentary Sittings agenda.

More jobs, Safer Communities: Rapid Creek flood mitigation works underway

Work is underway on a $7.5 million Territory Labor Government flood mitigation project at Rapid Creek.

NT Creative in Residence Program Announced

Four Territory artists will share in $90,000 as part of the Territory Labor Government’s creative residencies program hosted at the Araluen Arts Centre, the NT Library and the NT Archives Services.

Supporting Recreational Fishing = Supporting Jobs in the Territory

The Darwin Game Fishing Club has received a $50,000 grant from the Territory Labor Government to support the costs of running the Darwin Boat, Travel and Leisure Show, which highlights the goods and services offered by local businesses.

National Indigenous Music Awards Celebrating Australia’s Best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performers

Musical achievements of Australia’s best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers was celebrated at the 15th National Indigenous Music Awards in Darwin last night.

Turbocharging Tourism: First of its Kind Charter Brings Japanese Visitors to the Top End

Territory Labor Government is investing a record $103 million into Turbocharging Tourism to attract more visitors, create more local jobs and put more money into the pockets of Territorians.

Entertainment for 2018 Alice Springs Masters Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies

2018 will mark the fourth decade of the running of the Games. The Alice Springs Masters Games are as popular as ever drawing back thousands of people to the Centre for the week-long festivities.

Sporting Groups Show Support for Anzac Hill Precinct as the Site for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery

Local sporting groups in Alice Springs have come forward to show their support for the Anzac Hill Precinct, as the new home of the National Aboriginal Art Gallery.

Hundreds of jobs created. Hundreds of houses upgraded: $69 million Housing Stimulus

More than 200 local contractors have been awarded over 2700 jobs through the Territory Labor Government's $69 million Housing Stimulus.

Boosting Tourism and Creating Jobs: Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss, yesterday officially opened the 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair transforming Darwin into an internationally recognised epicentre of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture, art, fashion, music and food.

Investing in Job Training for the Pastoral Sector

The NT Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) officially opened its new training facility at Roe Creek on the outskirts of Alice Springs today.

Creating Jobs and Investing in New Mountain Bike Trails in Darwin

Works have begun on the re-development and expansion of the popular mountain bike and shared-use trails at Casuarina Coastal Reserve and Charles Darwin National Park.

Safer Communities: New Darwin Rehabilitation Precinct

The Territory Labor Government has announced the proposed site of a new Darwin Rehabilitation Precinct. The precinct will incorporate the new Darwin Youth Justice Centre (and see Don Dale shut down), as well as an Alcohol and Rehabilitation Centre.

Statement on 48 Hour Liquor Licence Suspension of Tennant Creek Hotel

The Tennant Creek Hotel liquor licence has been suspended under new powers given to Police by the Territory Labor Government under Section 48B of the Liquor Act

Territory Labor Government Expands Meningococcal Vaccine Program

The ACWY Meningococcal vaccine program targeting people aged 1-19 years is being expanded to include the Darwin urban community.

Revitalising Darwin CBD and Creating Jobs: Street Art Festival returns bigger and bolder

Darwin streetscapes will transform in September as national and international artists collaborate with local artists for the second annual Darwin Street Art Festival.

Urban Public Housing Rent Calculation Changes - CORRECTION

The Northern Territory Government is changing the way it calculates urban public housing rent.

Boosting Access to Lifesaving Renal Services and Jobs

The Territory Labor Government continues to expand renal services and create jobs across the Territory, with the construction tender for the new Nightcliff Renal Facility released today.

Protecting our Unique Environment: 2018-19 Environment Grants Open

Environment Minister Eva Lawler today launched this year’s Environment Grants, calling for applications from organisations wanting to make a positive contribution to their communities.


The Territory Labor Government is beginning the process of appointing the Territory’s first ever Treaty Commissioner.

Businesses Show Support for Anzac Hill Precinct as the Site for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery

The Alice Springs business community has come forward in its support of the Anzac Hill Precinct as the preferred site for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery, recognising the economic opportunities that the Gallery will create.

New direct Jetstar flight from Brisbane touches down in Uluru

The Territory Labor Government today welcomed the inaugural Jetstar flight arriving in Uluru direct from Brisbane.

Remote Telecommunications: Time for Action Not More Reviews

Minister for Corporate and Information Services, Lauren Moss has again called on the Federal Government to provide remote Territory residents with a standard of telecommunications services comparable with other Australians.

Celebrating Local Decision Making and 20 Years of Garma

The Territory Labor Government is restoring local decision making to remote communities, and this will be the focus of the NT Government’s exhibition at the Garma festival this weekend.

COAG Health Council Meeting

Please find attached the communiqué for both yesterday’s Indigenous Roundtable and today’s COAG Health Council meeting in Alice Springs.

More Jobs, Brighter Futures: World Class Fireground Training Facility opens at CDU

A new, world class fireground training facility has today opened at Charles Darwin University, enabling the NT to deliver high risk emergency response training for the first time.

Fighting for the best for Territory Health at COAG in Alice Springs

Improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people will be at the top of the Territory Labor Government’s agenda at the National Health Ministerial Council in Alice Springs this week.

Restoring Trust and Creating Jobs: Methane Monitoring Begins in Beetaloo Sub-basin

CSIRO has begun monitoring landscape methane concentrations in the Beetaloo Sub-basin as part of the Territory Labor Government’s promise to accept all 135 recommendations put forward in the independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory.

National Aboriginal Art Gallery Community Engagement Program Passes Halfway Mark

The Territory Labor Government’s three-month community engagement program to engage with the people of Alice Springs on the National Aboriginal Art Gallery project has passed its halfway mark.

Creating Jobs and Building Brighter Futures: New Government School for Palmerston

The Territory Labor Government has brought forward construction of a new primary school in Palmerston by two years, Education Minister Selena Uibo announced today.

Creating Jobs with a Vibrant CBD: Demolition starts at new Health House

Demolition is well underway at the new health house on Cavenagh Street, creating local jobs for Territorians.

Bringing Back the Arafura Games: Expressions of Interest for Opening and Closing Celebrations

Minister for the Arafura Games, Ken Vowles, is calling for event producers to put forward their Expressions of Interest to produce the Opening and Closing Celebrations of the Games.

Territory photo hits 1 million Instagram likes

A photo taken at Bitter Springs near Mataranka has hit more than 1 million Instagram likes after it was reposted on the global social media giant’s official account.