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Preferred proponent selected for Darwin ship lift

The Northern Territory Government will contribute up to $100 million towards a ship-lift facility at East Arm that will position Darwin as the marine services hub for northern Australia.

Health Headquarters moves to select tender process

The Northern Territory Government will proceed with a select tender process for new Department of Health (DoH) headquarters to be based in both Darwin and Palmerston.

Darwin to be home of Australia’s premier squash facility

Darwin will be home to Australia’s premier squash facility with the announcement that the Country Liberals Government has provided a $4.5 million grant to Darwin Squash Centre to upgrade the facilities in Marrara.

Improving lives on homelands and outstations

The Giles Country Liberals Government is continuing to support residents living permanently on Territory homelands with a $5.35 million boost to the Homelands Extra Allowance scheme.

New distance education learning centre officially opens

Today marks an important step forward for distance education in the Territory, with the opening of the new $12.9 million Northern Territory School of Distance Education

Red CentreNATS 6 year deal to stay in Alice Springs

Chief Minister Adam Giles today announced the Northern Territory Government in association with Summernats have finalised an agreement to ensure The Red CentreNATS will continue until 2021.

Larapinta Child and Family Centre opens

Chief Minister Adam Giles today officially opened the $5.5 million Larapinta Child and Family Centre in Alice Springs.

Woodchip Memorandum bringing economic stability for Tiwi

Tiwi Plantations Corporation and Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania Pty Ltd (MWO) have today signed a woodchip Transaction Memorandum for the supply of 14 vessels, approximately 500,000 green metric tonnes of woodchip, to Japan (Daio) over a three-year period.

$250 million Westin luxury hotel will go ahead in Darwin

The construction of a $250 million luxury hotel on the Darwin Waterfront will enhance the popular precinct, create hundreds of ongoing jobs, boost tourism and become a destination in its own right.

New Library Management System

The Northern Territory Library is proud to announce the launch of its brand new library management system (LMS) today, Libraries NT.

Music to the ears of Creatives

The Northern Territory music industry will be one of the focus points to receive additional funding support as part of the increased Arts Grants Program budget for 2016/2017.

Home Improvement Scheme generates $10 million work for Territory tradies

The Country Liberals Government’s Home Improvement Scheme is generating a significant boost to the local economy, having created over $10 million of work for Territory small businesses in just two months.

STATEMENT: Royal Commission into Child Protection and Youth Detention

A statement by the Attorney-General on the Royal Commission into Child Protection and Youth Detention.

Pilot program to target gambling in Aboriginal communities

The Northern Territory Government is partnering with the Australian National University (ANU), Menzies School of Health Research and Amity Community Services to roll-out an innovative pilot program designed to address gambling harms in Aboriginal Communities.

HIGH MARKS FOR TERRITORY STUDENTS

Northern Territory children have recorded some of the strongest education gains in the country.

2016-17 NT Arts Grants Program announced with increased funding available

Today the Minister for Arts and Museums Gary Higgins announced the new 2016-17 Arts Grants Program of $8.093 million with increased funding available for arts projects ( up to $20 000), community arts festivals (up to $20 000) and a new Professional Development category for professional artists and arts workers (up to $2000) under this Government.

Tourism -Delivering for Litchfield

Improvements being made by several tourism businesses in the Litchfield area will enhance its popularity with visitors in the Top End.

New funding to protect Aboriginal rock art and cultural sites in Limmen National Park

The Parks and Wildlife Commission has received new funding of nearly $100,000 for the protection of Aboriginal rock art and cultural sites in Limmen National Park.

Territory mango exports - a step closer

The Northern Territory (NT) Government has opened a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, inviting proposals from eligible proponents to establish and operate a mango export treatment service in the Top End.

Film industry creates jobs in Arnhem Land

A cast of renowned Australian movie stars, including Guy Pearce, David Gulpilil and Jack Thompson, will appear in a film featuring Northern Territory’s Arnhem Land with the support of the Country Liberals Government.

STATEMENT BY THE CHIEF MINISTER

Clarification regarding remarks on Darwin radio this morning:

Dual lanes open to road users on Tiger Brennan Drive

Dual lanes open to road users on Tiger Brennan Drive

New partnership with Chinese travel company

The Country Liberals Government has taken a major step forward in attracting more Chinese visitors to the Territory, signing an historic Memorandum of Understanding with one of China’s largest travel companies.

Additional public holidays declared for Christmas and New Year

The Northern Territory will officially have two additional public holidays over the upcoming festive season.

Biggest weekend in Territory racing underway

Racing enthusiasts, interstate Ministers, industry officials and participants and punters from right across the country are converging on Darwin as the biggest weekend of the year in racing gets underway.

STATEMENT: Royal Commission into Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems

The Northern Territory Government supports the establishment of a Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Northern Territory.

Henbury School gets the keys to its new home

The Country Liberals Government’s commitment to providing improved education delivery has been evidenced in the northern suburbs today with the completion of the new $31.5 million Henbury School.

New NT Training Commission to shape future of VET sector

The nine Territorians who will help shape the future of the Territory’s vocational education and training (VET) sector have been announced, with appointments to the newly-established NT Training Commission unveiled today.

Winners announced - Northern Territory Literary Awards

The winners of the prestigious Northern Territory Literary Awards have been announced tonight at a ceremony at Parliament House.

Student art work promotes road safety

Territory school students have had the opportunity to help repaint Top End bus shelters as part of the Road Safety School Bus Shelter Artwork Initiative which was launched to help eradicate graffiti.

Jemena and NT Government working together for Territory businesses

The Northern Territory Government and energy infrastructure company Jemena are working together to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the NT participate in the Northern Gas Pipeline project through the establishment of the SME Business Investment Fund.

Principal appointed to Palmerston special needs school

Today the Minister for Education welcomed Ms Annie Keighran as principal of the new Palmerston special needs school

Katherine's lifestyle under threat

Revelations that Labor, if elected, will scrap Temporary Beat Locations has outraged the Katherine community.

STATEMENT: Youth Justice

I will take over the portfolio of Correctional Services later today. This morning I received briefings from the Commissioner for Corrections, the NT Police Commissioner and the Chief Executive of the Department of Children and Families.

Statement: Juvenile Detention

Like all Australians I was shocked and disgusted by tonight's Four Corner’s program. A community is judged by the way it treats its children and serious questions were raised by ABC tonight.

Statement: Juvenile Detention

Like all Australians I was shocked and disgusted by tonight's Four Corner’s program. A community is judged by the way it treats its children and serious questions were raised by ABC tonight.

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.