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Labor’s bottleshop policy will increase alcohol-fuelled violence

Chief Minister Adam Giles says Labor’s policy to remove police from bottleshops in regional areas of the Northern Territory will increase alcohol-fuelled violence and crime.

NT can assist with national energy security

Chief Minister Adam Giles has spoken to new federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg to offer the Northern Territory’s support for reform of the National Electricity Market.

Royal Darwin Hospital upgrades part of a massive investment in Territory health care

Chief Minister Adam Giles today visited Royal Darwin Hospital to see the nearly-completed new children’s ward and to discuss the redevelopment with staff.

Greater learning for NT pre-schoolers

Today the Minister for Education Peter Chandler launched the Northern Territory Preschool Curriculum which is being implemented across all government preschools from Term 3, 2016.

More Labor lies

Chief Minister and Minister for Police, Adam Giles, has called on Labor leader Michael Gunner to sack Natasha Fyles from the frontbench for lying to Territorians.

Community safety strengthened – a new era in policing

A re-elected Country Liberals Government will strengthen community safety by investing $14 million per year to establish a new Community Policing Strategy with 105 extra auxiliary officers.

Country Liberals beef up support for cattle industry and agribusiness

A re-elected Country Liberals Government will continue to diversify the economy through support for agribusiness.

Energy market review welcomed

The Northern Territory Government has welcomed a review by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) into how new sources of electricity like wind and solar power are changing the way Australia’s power system works.

Country Liberals launch festival and community events plan

A re-elected Country Liberals Government has committed $2 million funding towards continued infrastructure upgrades at the Darwin Showgrounds.

Return to Country for Central Australia

A Country Liberals Government will invite tenders to provide a Return to Country service for Central Australia.

Defence work will create jobs and boost the economy

The Northern Territory Government has welcomed the Australian Defence Force’s appointment of Laing O’Rourke as managing contractor for the planning phase of $500 million in upgrades to the Larrakeyah Base and naval infrastructure facilities.

Extra security cameras promised for Alice Springs

Chief Minister Adam Giles has announced that a re-elected Country Liberals Government will install 10 more CCTV cameras in Alice Springs to deter crime and assist Police with investigations.

Country Liberals support NGO sector

A re-elected Country Liberals Government will provide $2 million a year to assist not-for-profit and non-government organisations with their governance and business practices.

Labor needs to release energy costings

Chief Minister Adam Giles says Labor leader Michael Gunner needs to reveal the costings of his 50 per cent renewables policy so they can be independently verified.

Repeat property crime offenders should be monitored

Deputy Chief Minister Peter Styles says the recent crimes at the Moil Shops could have been prevented under the Country Liberals policy to target repeat property crime offenders.

Country Liberals to bolster small business support

A re-elected Country Liberals Government will provide a new level of support for Northern Territory small to medium businesses today committing $10 million to boost business support initiatives.

Free buses for show goers

Its show time and Top Enders will have access to free bus services for this year’s Royal Darwin Show.

AFL in Arnhem Land receives a boost

AFL in North East Arnhem Land has received a boost with a $290,000 investment from the Country Liberals Government.

Fresh faces in Territory schools

Teachers across the Territory will welcome students into their classrooms for the first day of Term 3 on Tuesday 26 July 2016.

Labor’s gas policy threatens business investment

Chief Minister Adam Giles has called on NT Labor to consider the national interest and abandon its target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030.

$1.25m extra for Arts Grants- Round One Winners

The Minister for Arts and Museums Gary Higgins has today awarded 12 projects a total of $140,100 as part of the first round of the additional $1.25m in Arts Grants in Budget 16/17.

Biosecurity 2016-2026 Launch: Biosecurity is everybody’s business

Today the Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries Gary Higgins joined with Biosecurity experts and Departmental Heads to launch the NT’s 10 year strategic plan for Biosecurity.

Delivering Territory growth through three new strategic plans

The Country Liberals Government is continuing to drive economic growth and social cohesion with the release of three strategies for Territory transport.

Luxury hotel remains under consideration

The Northern Territory Government has narrowed the field of proponents to develop a possible luxury hotel in Darwin.

STATEMENT: Ministerial responsibilities

Statement by the Chief Minister on a change in ministerial responsibilities:

Opportunity arises for screen industry

The Minister of Arts and Museums has today announced the establishment of a Screen Territory Industry Reference Group (IRG) to help deliver the best outcomes for the screen industry.

Darwin to host Rugby League World Cup 2017 Quarter Final

Darwin has secured a Rugby League World Cup 2017 Quarter-Final that is expected to feature the Kangaroos, as announced today at the Official Tournament Draw. A joint press release from Chief Minister Adam Giles and Michael Brown, CEO of Rugby League World Cup is attached.

First-class cricket returns to the Red Centre

The Victoria Bushrangers will return to Alice Springs in 2017 to play a Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia from 8-11 March at the iconic TIO Traeger Park.

Statutory Manager exploring best way forward for Darwin North RSL

The Northern Territory Government is committed to the future of the Territory’s RSL Clubs but the best and only way forward for the Darwin North RSL is to ensure processes relating to its external administration are allowed to proceed without any outside interference.

NT Government supports innovation to tackle homelessness

Chief Minister Adam Giles today met with leaders of peak non-government organisations in Darwin to discuss social and community issues.

Country Liberals support motorsports

The Country Liberals have revved up their election campaign with today’s announcement that over $40 million will be invested in motorsports if the government is re-elected.

Opportunity arises for screen industry

The Minister of Arts and Museums has today announced establishment of a Screen Territory Industry Reference Group (IRG) to help deliver the best outcomes for the screen industry.

Giles Government’s $2 billion plan for remote housing

The Giles Country Liberals Government has unveiled a transformational $1.645 billion program to build 240 houses a year for eight years in the Territory’s remote communities.

Big boost for NTCET

Senior secondary students across the Northern Territory will benefit from a modernised approach to NTCET assessment.

Labor’s tourism policy fails to deliver

The Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism, Adam Giles, says Labor’s lack of vision for tourism in the Northern Territory is breathtaking.

New Fannie Bay festival to be kick-started through $1 million extra for Festivals NT

A re-elected Country Liberals Government will support a new community festival focussed on the history of Fannie Bay.

Northern Territory gas can avert national energy crisis

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles has called for a national energy summit to deal with issues arising from the crisis in South Australia caused by the state’s over-reliance on renewables.

Territory Connect program resumes

The Northern Territory Government has provided special assistance to enable the resumption of Territory Connect (formerly known as Return to Country) from Monday, July 18.

Territory’s labour force participation the highest in Australia

Chief Minister Adam Giles has welcomed this week’s labour force data, which shows a drop in the Northern Territory’s unemployment rate to 3.7 per cent.

Darwin hosts Olympians shooting for glory in Rio

Darwin will be the base for Australia’s top clay target shooters for the next six days as the team prepares to shoot for glory in Rio de Janeiro next month.

Construction to begin on Katherine St John Ambulance Centre

Construction of the new Katherine St John Ambulance Centre will begin in a matter of weeks with Territory business C & R Constructions Pty Ltd awarded the tender.

Million dollar milestone for Home Improvement Scheme

The Home Improvement Scheme has reached another milestone with over $1 million worth of vouchers now issued to Territory homeowners and another $1 million being assessed.

Every day counts when it comes to education

Today, the Minister for Education launched Every Day Counts; a whole-of-government school attendance strategy aimed at lifting school attendance to improve the learning, wellbeing and engagement of young Territorians.

Seniors begin moving into new Katherine housing

Work has finished on the first of two new public housing blocks in Katherine specially built for seniors and people with physical or mobility issues.

Regional Arts Fund Community Grants Now Open

More than $1 million over four years is today available for Territory artists under the Regional Arts Fund Community Grants.

New management requirements for Grader Grass

The Minister for Land Resource Management; Gary Higgins, has today announced the release of the new statutory Weed Management Plan for Grader Grass (Themeda quadrivalvis).

Darwin Inner Suburbs Area Plan’s inclusion in NT Planning Scheme heralds new era for Northern Territory

The inclusion of the Darwin Inner Suburbs Area Plan in the NT Planning Scheme will herald a new era for planning opportunities in the Northern Territory.

Labor’s taxi policy reckless and costly

The Northern Territory Government says Labor’s unconditional support for ride-sharing service Uber exposes taxpayers to a massive compensation payout.

Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks get free WiFi

Tourists visiting Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks can now share trip highlights with family and friends more easily, with free Wi-Fi networks activated at both locations.

Territory Women Shine with Screen Stories

Territory women’s skills in the film industry are being recognised with financial support flowing into the Territory for three new projects.