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$2M Creative Industries Sector Immediate Response and Resilience Program: Digital Adaptation Program Grants Awarded

Twenty-four recipients will share $200 000 in funding through Arts NT’s Digital Adaptation Program, as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $2 million Creative Industries Sector Immediate Response and Resilience Program.

Changes to Quarantine Arrangements to put Territorians First

The Northern Territory is the safest place in Australia.

Acoustics Upgrades for 100 Territory Classrooms to Support Students

The Territory Labor Government is investing $1.65 million in acoustics upgrades for NT classrooms, as part of its COVID-19 education stimulus program to support local jobs.

More NT Parks and Reserves to Open for June Long Weekend

Territorians, get your camping gear ready with more Territory parks and reserves due to open in time for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Safe Stay Plan for Remote Community Visitors

A new accommodation facility in Darwin will offer a safe place to stay for visitors from remote communities.

Team Territory

The Northern Territory Government has finalised the membership of Team Territory.

Territory Economic Reconstruction Update

Andrew Liveris and Paul Henderson to Co-Chair Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission

Investing in Health: New Mammography Machine for Palmerston

Palmerston BreastscreenNT reopens today with a new $200,000 digital radiography mammography x-ray machine.

Small Business Survival Fund Starts Rebound

The Territory Labor Government’s $50 million Small Business Survival Fund has assisted more than 1650 Territory Businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting our Screen Industry: 2019/20 Screen Territory Grants Program Round 2 Recipients Announced

Territory screen practitioners can share more of their Territory stories after receiving a much needed boost to the sector through Round 2 of the 2019/20 Screen Territory Grants Program.

Supporting Our Tourism Operators: Time To Be A Territorian Campaign

A new intra-Territory campaign encouraging locals to get out and enjoy their backyard, and help to support local tourism operators kicks off tomorrow.

The Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission

The Territory Government is today announcing the initial membership of the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission.

Solicitor-General Appointed as Supreme Court Justice

Solicitor-General Sonia Brownhill has been appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. Ms Brownhill will replace the Honourable Justice Graham Hiley who is retiring early next year, and her appointment will take effect from 2 November 2020.

$2M Creative Industries Sector Immediate Response and Resilience Program: Channel NT - Virtual Territory Producer Appointed

Local creative Rick Knight has been appointed Producer of Channel NT Virtual Territory, an integral initiative to showcase NT artists and support the creation of accessible digital content as part of the Territory Government’s $2 million Creative Industries Sector Immediate Response and Resilience Program.

Aboriginal Agreement Delivers Land, Investment and Jobs for Alice Springs

The Territory Labor Government is working with the Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation (LAAC) to negotiate an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) that will open up five new parcels of land for residential, commercial and industrial development.

Investing in Culture and Local Jobs: Katherine’s Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft Design Tender Open

Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft in Katherine is one step closer in its transformation today, with the design tender release as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $30 million Arts Trail Regional Gallery Extension Program.

Demolition Begins on the Chan Building

The Civic and State Square masterplan is becoming a reality with demolition works commencing of the Chan building.

Support for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery

The National Aboriginal Art Gallery is one of the biggest investments into Alice Springs in decades and is a defining project for the future of the town. Now more than ever it is an essential project for Central Australia to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jobs on Country: Delivering on Election Promises – Aboriginal Ranger Grant Applications Closing Soon

The latest round of Aboriginal Ranger Grants are now open to create more jobs on country and support economic opportunities to protect the environment.

$800,000 FOR INFECTION CONTROL TRAINING FOR TERRITORY BUSINESSES

The Northern Territory Government will match $400,000 in Federal Government funding to deliver low cost infection control training to Territory businesses.

Turn Up for the Territory this Territory Day

The new-look Territory Day celebrations have been revealed and Territorians are being asked to Turn Up for the Territory to show their support for each other during these unprecedented times.

Investing in our Community: Freds Pass Gets a $2 Million Facelift

Upgrades to Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve continue to progress with the completion of new cricket club change rooms, viewing platform and a new maintenance shed as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $2 million investment into the popular rural venue.

Alice Springs Street Art Project Kicks Off

The Territory Labor Government’s Alice Springs Street Art Project has officially kicked off with the first three local artists commissioned to beautify and breathe life into the Alice Springs CBD.

Sport and Active Recreation Response and Resilience Package: Round 2 Grants Open

Territory Peak Sporting Bodies, sporting and active recreation organisations and regional councils are encouraged to apply for the second expedited grant round of the Territory Labor Government’s $1.3 million Sport and Active Recreation Sector Immediate Response and Resilience Package.

Virgin Australia Supercars Media Statement

We welcome the announcement by Virgin Australia Supercars that the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown will take place this year.

Supporting Tourism Businesses: New Visitor Experience Program Grants Awarded

Seventeen local tourism businesses across the Territory have received grants totalling nearly $500,000 under the New Visitor Experience Program (NVEP) as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $2 Million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan launched in February this year.

Supporting Tourism Businesses: New Visitor Experience Program Grants Awarded

Seventeen local tourism businesses across the Territory have received grants totalling nearly $500,000 under the New Visitor Experience Program (NVEP) as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $2 Million Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan launched in February this year.

Top 40 Territory Sounds Countdown for Territory Day

As part of the Territory Labor Government’s alternative Territory Day celebrations in light of COVID-19 restrictions, MusicNT will present the Territory Sounds Countdown to showcase our exceptional musical talent.

Litchfield National Park Works Underway

The Territory Labor Government is creating local jobs and greater access to Litchfield National Park with a tender this week released for the construction of campsites and access roads as part of its Litchfield Central Valley project.

Chair of Heritage Council Appointed

Minister Lauren Moss today announced the appointment of Mr Allan McGill as Chairperson of the Heritage Council.

Latest Quarterly Financial Report Released

The Northern Territory Government has released the March Quarterly Financial Report, which shows the actual performance leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement on Gerry McCarthy Retiring from Politics at August Election

Huge thanks to our veteran Territory politician, Gerry McCarthy, who has announced he will be retiring after 12 years as Member for Barkly and 40 years service to communities across the region.

2020 Darwin Street Art Festival Begins

This week marks the commencement of the 2020 Darwin Street Art Festival, which will revitalise the Darwin CBD and make sure we are ready for the rebound post COVID-19.

Boosting Domestic and Family Violence Services during COVID-19

The Territory Labor Government is putting victims first and boosting domestic and family violence services to keep vulnerable Territorians safe, particularly due to the impact of COVID-19.

Attendance at Territory Government Schools Returns to Normal Levels

Attendance at Northern Territory government schools has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Supporting our Freight Industry: NT Airlines Services Still Operating

The Territory Labor Government responded quickly to support remote communities and our Regular Public Transport (RPT) aviation industry, to continue to provide Scheduled Essential Air Services at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commissioners Dunham and Gwynne Reappointed for Five Years

The Territory Labor Government have reappointed Colleen Gwynne as the Children’s Commissioner and Stephen Dunham as the Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner.

Statement on Richardson Park Heritage Decision

Statement on Richardson Park Heritage Decision

Statement on Anzac Oval Heritage Decision

Statement on Anzac Oval Heritage Decision

State Square Masterplan Underway

The Civic and State Square masterplan is becoming a reality this week with early preparation and internal works underway for the Chan Building demolition.

Supporting the Territory’s Childcare Workers through COVID-19

The Territory Labor Government is offering one-off grants of up to $10,000 to NT childcare operators to support them through the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

HIS Work Begins in Alice Springs

Work under the Home Improvement Scheme (HIS) has officially begun in Alice Springs with over 40 applications already approved.

Supporting Territory Families: 2019-20 Urban Sport Vouchers Extended

The Urban Sport Voucher Scheme helps families with the cost of organised sport, recreation and cultural activities and due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Territory Labor Government is extending the redemption date for the 2019-20 Sport and Learn to Swim Vouchers to 12 June 2020.

Hemp Industry Provides New Opportunity for Territory Agriculture

Territory agriculture has an exciting new opportunity with the commencement of the Hemp Industry Act and regulations today.

COVID-19 Safety Plan Checklists Now Available

The COVID-19 safety plan checklist for businesses and organisations as part of the Roadmap to the New Normal is now available.

Saving Jobs: Tourism Rebound Taskforce Established for Industry Recovery

The Territory Labor Government has established a Tourism Rebound Taskforce made up of national experts to provide strategic and practical advice on a potential recovery roadmap for the local tourism industry which has been hard hit by COVID-19 measures.

NT Worksafe Appoint New Boss

An extensive national search has led to the appointment of Bill Esteves as the new Senior Director of NT Worksafe.

New Approach Sees Darwin Street Art Festival Go Ahead in 2020

Revitalising the Darwin CBD is an important part of making sure we are ready for the rebound post coronavirus.

Resources Recovery – Nathan River Resources Gets Green Light for Next Stage

In a boost to the Territory economy and jobs, Nathan River Resources has been granted further approval to develop the next stage of its Nathan River Project in the Roper Gulf region.

Students hit the screen to show Territory Day pride

Territory Day will be celebrated a bit differently in 2020, but it won’t stop Territory schools from showing their Territory pride in a creative, new way.