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Territory hit with $2 Billion GST cut

The Northern Territory has been hit with a two billion dollar revenue cut following the release of GST updates at the Council on Federal Financial Relations (CFFR) in Canberra today.

Delivering on Integrity and Transparency of Governemnt

The Territory Labor Government has delivered on an important election promise, making members interests available online.


The Territory Labor Government’s vision to build an Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery in Alice Springs has received a major boost with a host of prominent industry experts joining the project Steering Committee.

$9 Million and More Jobs Generated By Government Package

Almost $9 million has been injected into the local economy through the Territory Labor Government’s Immediate Work Grants, introduced last year to get money flowing quickly into the economy and to support local jobs.

Fighting for the best deal for Territorians

Treasurer Nicole Manison travels to Canberra today ahead of Friday’s Council on Federal Financial Relations (CFFR) meeting with Commonwealth, State and Territory Treasurers.

Our Economic Future: More Jobs and Better Lifestyle

The Territory Labor Government today released its Draft Economic Development Framework in the lead-up to the final Darwin and Alice Springs Economic Summits, setting out actions that will help create more jobs and make the Territory a better place to live.


As part of bringing Department of Health staff together and revitalising the Darwin CBD, a public tender has been issued for the lease of 10,000 square metres of office accommodation in the Darwin CBD.

Safety & Choice for Territory Women

The Labor Government has delivered an important election commitment for Territory women, improving safety and choice around termination of pregnancy services.

Women get equal voice this Harmony Day

Women will be at the forefront of decision-making on multicultural affairs with the appointment of the Minister’s Advisory Council on Multicultural Affairs announced today.

NT Government Continues Support to 300 Workers

The Territory Labor Government has allocated $200,000 towards re-skilling 300 local workers affected by a commercial dispute between Laing O’Rourke and Kawasaki Heavy Industries at the Ichthys LNG Project, Chief Minister Michael Gunner announced today.

Territory Women Finalists in Rural Award

The Minister for Primary Industry, Ken Vowles, today congratulated the three Territory finalists who have been announced in the prestigious Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award.

Coalition invests $15 million for NT PET scanner and Cyclotron - with $3 million from the Northern Territory Government

•New PET Scanner and Cyclotron will improve cancer services in the NT. •Up to 100 jobs are expected to be created during construction to house each machine. •Stage 1 construction expected to commence in July 2017. •New $3 million dollar commitment from NT Government.

Stand up against bullying

Students across the Territory have united to say, “no” to bullying in support of today’s National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence in schools.

PUTTING VICTIMS FIRST – New Laws Pass for Electronic Bracelets

The Northern Territory Government is putting victims first, passing new laws on urgency today to give Police powerful tools to stop crime.

Putting Territorians First - 325 more locals now own their own home

More than 300 Territorians have now bought their own Territory home, thanks to the Territory Labor Government’s First Home Owner Stamp Duty discount.

Statement on tourism in Central Australia

Central Australia is one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations. It is also a safe holiday destination that welcomes over 700,000 visitors to the region each year

Breaking the cycle of crime - Specialist training starts for 25 Youth Justice Officers

New and improved training has begun for 25 new recruits who will take up key roles as Youth Justice Officers in the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin and Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre.



Putting Victims First - Indigenous Family Violence Conference

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today joined Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw, advocate Charlie King, and Indigenous community leaders to announce a first-of-its-kind Indigenous Family Violence Policing Conference to be hosted in Alice Springs this year.

New Local Court Judge

The Attorney-General Natasha Fyles today announced the appointment of new Judge Sarah McNamara to the Local Court of the Northern Territory.


Victims of crime will be put first with the Territory Labor Government planning to pass two key pieces of legislation - to tackle youth crime and domestic violence - this week.


The Health Minister Natasha Fyles today released draft terms of reference for a comprehensive review of alcohol policy in the Northern Territory.


The Health Minister Natasha Fyles today released draft terms of reference for a comprehensive review of alcohol policy in the Northern Territory.



Major Step Forward For $850 Million Project

More than 1700 construction jobs and 600 ongoing jobs in the Territory could be created following the signing of a Project Facilitation Agreement (PFA) between the NT Government and major metals company TNG Limited.

Major Project Status For Ammaroo Phosphate Project

The Northern Territory Government has awarded Major Project Status to Verdant Minerals Ltd’s $750 million Ammaroo Phosphate Project, which has the potential to create almost 500 jobs during construction and operation.

Creating Jobs and Opportunity Through Innovation

The Territory Government has provided more than $70,000 in the latest innovation grant round to support local businesses turn their ideas into a commercial reality and create more jobs for Territorians.

Celebrating Women across the Territory

Today Territorians are celebrating International Women’s Day with an array of activities and events to recognise the many achievements and contributions of Territory women past and present.

Statement on Alcohol Review

The Government’s position on Dan Muphy’s hasn’t changed – they are welcome in the Territory but must abide by the same rules as everyone else.

Solar Roll-out To Help Renewable Energy Targets and Create Jobs

Maningrida has become the first of 30 remote Territory communities to have PV solar installed which will save around 230,000 litres of diesel fuel a year, create more local jobs and boost skills during construction and operation.

Commonwealth Games Baton runs through the NT

Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in the Northern Territory as it prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Families first in expanded education program

Minister for Education Eva Lawler joined Minister for Children Nicole Manison at Ludmilla Primary School today, to see the first urban Families as First Teachers (FaFT) program in action.


Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss will make an important sport announcement.

$730,000 Stimulus Injection into Alice Springs = More Jobs and Better Community Facilities

The NT Labor Government’s $10 million Immediate Work Grants has seen more than $730,000 worth of work injected into Alice Springs so far, creating more jobs for local tradies and small businesses, and improving community facilities.

Creating Jobs and Better Housing: 24 Communities Named ‘Room to Breathe’

The Territory Labor Government today announced 24 remote Indigenous communities would be the first to have additional living spaces built onto existing homes as part of the Room to Breathe program this financial year.

Growing Our Own Nurses and Midwives

Applications are open to two key schemes supporting Territorians studying nursing and midwifery. The Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said the Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Studies Assistance Grants Scheme and Northern Territory Ministerial Nurse Practitioner Scholarships were important initiatives.



More jobs, better housing, local control – Room to Breathe officially launched

The Territory Labor Government’s record $1.1 billion 10-year housing program took a significant step forward today with a key component – Room to Breathe – officially launched in Milikapiti.

Giving Young People a Voice in Government

Young Territorians have been given a voice in Government with the first NT Youth Roundtable for 2017 recommencing this weekend.

First big step toward Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery in Alice Springs

The Territory Labor Government’s $50 million election commitment to build an Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery is a major step closer, with the announcement of two prominent Aboriginal Central Australians as Co-Chairs for the project Steering Committee.

Grants to Fight Youth Substance Abuse

Every Territorian has the right to feel safe and to expect their homes and businesses to be secure. That’s why the Northern Territory Government is tackling the causes of youth crime, by investing in targeted grants to address substance abuse in young people.

Barra Bonanza - 110,000 fingerlings released into Manton Dam

Manton Dam was splashing with activity today with the release of 110,000 barramundi fingerlings.

2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Announced

Northern Territory tourism operators have dazzled in front of their home crowd, winning seven awards at the 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held at the Darwin Convention Centre tonight.

Alice Springs Netball Stadium Ready for Elite Action

The new Alice Springs Netball Stadium will be put to the test on Friday and Saturday night when the Northern Territory Storm take on the Victorian Fury in the first Australian Netball League matches at the facility.


Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss will make an announcement in regard to the Alice Springs Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery.

Media Alert

Media Alert

Updated Berrimah Farm Area Plan Finalised

Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Nicole Manison has approved an updated Area Plan for the $300 million Berrimah Farm redevelopment.

Too Popular – Last Week To Apply For Immediate Work Grants

Community groups wanting to access the Territory Labor Government’s $10 million Immediate Works Stimulus Package have until Friday, 3rd March to apply.

Secret Million Dollar Tag Number Revealed

The secret tag number of the $1 million barra released in Season 2 for Tourism NT’s Million Dollar Fish competition has been revealed.


Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss joins cricket legend and Million Dollar Fish ambassador Matthew Hayden to wrap up Season 2 of Million Dollar Fish. Come along to find out the actual winning number of the $1,000,000 barra.