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Creating Jobs and Securing Legacy Mines in Tennant Creek

The Territory Labor Government has released two tenders for remediation works at abandoned open mine workings as part of its development of Tennant Creek as a mining services hub.

Tender Release this week for leased space in CBD for Back-Up Data Centre

Minister for Corporate and Information Services Lauren Moss today announced the release of a tender for leased space to provide back up for the Government’s primary data centre.

More Tourists, More Jobs: Virgin Australia Turbocharges into Alice

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today welcomed Virgin Australia’s inaugural flight between Brisbane and Alice Springs, increasing competition and connectivity between the two regions and bringing more tourists into Central Australia.

Megafauna Central Nearing Completion

The $4.26 million Alcoota Megafauna display, part of the Territory Labor Government’s revitalisation of the Alice Springs CBD, is nearing completion, with the finishing touches being installed in the next fortnight.

More jobs, brighter futures: Local builder awarded $6.7 million Acacia Hill School tender

About 80 Territory students with additional needs will soon have new classrooms and state-of-the-art facilities after a $6.7 million tender to upgrade Acacia Hill School was awarded to a local builder.

Lambley’s “astronomical” power price hike under CLP

The Territory Labor Government will continue to keep Territorians’ power prices at CPI levels, unlike the former CLP government who outrageously hiked prices in 2012.

Consultation to continue on changes to sub-lease provisions on pastoral properties

The Territory Government will proceed with a range of amendments to the Pastoral Land Act to enhance the effectiveness of the legislation and ensure the contemporary management of the pastoral estate.

Turbocharging Tourism: $250,000 for Bigger and Better Laneway Series

The popular Laneway Series in the CBD returns to Austin Lane this week and is set to be bigger and better than ever, Tourism and Culture Minister Lauren Moss announced today.

Students on Track at the 2018 Supercars

More than 215 students and 30 teachers from 13 Top End schools descended on Hidden Valley Raceway today for the 2018 Students on Track program.

Calling Territory street artists: Competition launches to paint high profile Darwin façade

The Territory Labor Government is offering an exciting opportunity to Darwin street artists, inviting submissions to paint the high profile façade of Parap’s Pitcheneder complex.

National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Pop-Up Coffee Chats Begin Today

Alice Springs locals are invited to visit the National Aboriginal Art Gallery pop-up coffee stall today to chat about this game-changing project for the town.

Therese Austin named new Local Court Judge

Therese Austin has been named as an incoming judge to the NT Local Court, replacing Judge Sue Oliver who will be retiring in coming weeks.

Boosting Territory jobs and population through home ownership

The Territory Labor Government is boosting the Territory’s population and creating jobs for tradies with more than 1200 people buying their first home using the First Home Stamp Duty Discount and almost 900 undertaking renovations – through Government’s $10 000 renovation grant.

Statement from Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison

Statement from Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison

Restoring Trust: ICAC Commissioner Sworn In

The Territory Labor Government’s election commitment to restore trust and integrity in government has taken a significant step forward with the swearing in of the NT’s first Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Commissioner today.

Safe, Vibrant Communities: Central Australia’s $1 Million in Community Benefit Funds

The Territory Labor Government is investing almost $1million into community organisations in Central Australia through the Community Benefit Fund (CBF).

More Jobs, More People, Brighter Future: Territory Labor Government Opens Estimates Hearings

Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison opened the 2018 Estimates hearings this morning, outlining how the Territory Labor Government is investing in more jobs, more people and a brighter future for the Territory.

Live Darwin - WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE, a Free Space Studio exhibition opens in the Live Darwin Hub today.

Restoring Trust: Delivering the Onshore Shale Gas Community and Business Reference Group

The Territory Labor Government has delivered on a key recommendation of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory with the establishment of the Onshore Shale Gas: Community and Business Reference Group.

NRL Chair Peter Beattie Tours $25 Million Warren Park

The Territory Labor Government is providing first class sporting facilities for Territorians with the construction underway on the new $25 million home of local rugby league at Warren Park, Marrara.


Please find attached joint Media Release.

Generational Change: NT Produced Series Teaching Young Kids Through Song

Education Minister Eva Lawler today launched an exciting new Northern Territory produced educational web series specifically targeted at young Aboriginal kids.

Central Australia health centres get the big tick for quality

Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles, was pleased to announce that the first three health centres to undergo accreditation have passed with flying colours.

Investing in Generational Change: Alpurrurulam pre-school officially open

Children of Alpurrurulam in the Barkly region are off to the best start in life thanks to a new, $2.5 million preschool officially opened today.

Investing in the Bush: Connecting Remote Territorians

Territorians in remote areas could benefit from new Wi-Fi technology trialled at the NT Government’s Douglas Daly Research Farm 200km south-west of Darwin.

Delivering High Quality Health Services: 18,000 Pieces of Equipment, Furniture and Fittings Move into Palmerston Regional Hospital

Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles, visited the Palmerston Regional Hospital today during the important commissioning phase ahead of the planned opening to the public in August.

Next Steps for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Working Closely with the Community

The Territory Labor Government will continue to fight for Alice Springs to be the home of the National Aboriginal Art Gallery and has today outlined the next steps for this very important project.

Fighting for the Territory’s GST – Commonwealth Grants Commission to visit Alice Springs

The Territory Labor Government will always fight for the best GST deal for Territorians.

Chinese media and trade delegates to find out what the NT has to offer

Following the commencement of direct flights from China with Donghai Airlines, and to maximise current marketing of the NT in Shenzhen, Chinese media and trade delegates will arrive today to start familiarisation tours of the Top End to find out what the NT has to offer Chinese travellers.

Tackling Chronic Illness Gains Momentum

Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles, today announced the public release of a key plan to drive down rates of chronic illness in the Northern Territory.

Celebrating the NT’s 40th anniversary of Self-Government

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced the Territory Day 40th anniversary Signature events.

Game, Set and Match for new Tennis Centre at Marrara

Work on the job-creating $16.7 million Tennis Centre at Marrara is nearly complete with the international-standard facility due to be officially opened next month.

Applications open for English Teaching Scholarships

Territory teachers are invited to apply for a NT Government scholarship that will support them in attaining post-graduate qualifications in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Safer Communities: First Senior YOREO to be based in Groote Eylandt

Young people who have already come into contact with the justice system in Groote Eylandt will be supported to get their lives on the right path with their first Senior Youth Outreach and Re-engagement Officer (YOREO) starting work.

Senior Territorians to Benefit from a Revamped Discount Program

Senior Territorians will benefit from the revamped NT Seniors Card program. This program will deliver more benefits and discounts, as well as connecting seniors with local business.

Creating Local Jobs in Maningrida through a Fishing Enterprise

Jobs will be created for Aboriginal Territorians with the opening of the Maningrida fish processing facility today.

Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre kicks goals with three year deal

The Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre (MLLLC) will continue its education of students from remote communities through sport, thanks to renewed funding.

Less Pokie Machines and Tackling Gambling Related Harm

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles today announced a package of measures to ensure that Territorians who are experiencing difficulty with their gambling behaviours can be assisted.


Please see Federal and NTG Media Release attached

Tender awarded for flood mitigation detention basin in Darwin

The Territory Labor Government is investing in safer communities, with a tender awarded for the construction of a stormwater detention basin as part of flood mitigation measures for Rapid Creek.

Tackling Alcohol Fuelled crime: Police Auxiliary Liquor Inspectors Sworn In

The first Police Auxiliary Liquor Inspectors Squad will be sworn in today signalling the start of their intensive 13-week training in Alice Springs.

Calling NT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film makers to get involved in the Red Ochre initiative

NITV and Screen Territory have partnered on an exciting initiative and are calling for emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen practitioners based in the NT to get involved.

Generational Change: Putting the spotlight on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles, today welcomed 180 delegates to the inaugural Top End Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Forum in Darwin.

Generational Change through Girl Power: Rural Leadership Academy officially opens

Education Minister Eva Lawler today visited some of the Territory’s future leaders at the official opening of the Role Models and Leaders Girls Academy in Humpty Doo.

Touchdown: Darwin Welcomes Inaugural Donghai Airlines Flight

It’s an exciting day for the Territory, with the first non-stop Donghai Airlines flight to touchdown in Darwin, direct from Shenzhen, China.

Girls to Take Centre Stage at Darwin NRL Game

Darwin’s emerging female rugby league talent will take centre stage pre-game when the Parramatta Eels and North Queensland Cowboys come to Darwin next month.

Northern Territory joins National Redress Scheme

The Federal Government welcomes today’s announcement that the Northern Territory Government will join the National Redress Scheme.

Sharing Unique Territory Experiences in Shenzhen

With the commencement of Donghai Airlines non-stop flights from Shenzhen in China to Darwin, Territorians have a new holiday destination to discover with flights departing and returning on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Chinese Tourists Are Coming: NT Delegation departs for first to China-Darwin flight

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss is leading a Territory delegation to China today ahead of the Donghai Airlines inaugural flight into Darwin from Shenzhen on Wednesday 30 May 2018.

Funding to Support New Territory Events

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced the first round of the NT Major Events Company Event Funding for 2018. The bi-annual funding builds on the FestivalsNT Funding program, offering a range of options to improve the capability and capacity of events, and drive and extend visitation to the NT.