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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.

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.

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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.

Alice Springs to Host Sheffield Shield Final

Alice Springs is poised to host the Sheffield Shield final if the Victorian Bushrangers secure top spot on the competition ladder.

Float your boat in Territory-style farewell

Darwin fishos, families and boat owners will have the opportunity to witness the largest cruise ship to ever visit Australia with the ‘Ovation of the Seas’ docking for the day on Tuesday, 28 February.

Largest NT delegation at Australasian Oil and Gas Expo

The Territory’s largest business delegation to ever attend the Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) Expo - Australia’s largest oil and gas exhibition and conference - are in Perth today for the start of the event.

Happy principals mean great students

School principals and education leaders from Australia and New Zealand have gathered in Darwin for the 2017 Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) conference.

Putting Territory Children and Families First

The Territory Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment to improve the lives of Territory children and make generational change.

Bigger benefits from Home Improvement Scheme begin flowing Today

Treasurer Nicole Manison today visited a local business that will now benefit from the NT Labor Government’s bigger, better Home Improvement Scheme (HIS).

Bigger and better Home Improvement Scheme Opens

Work from the Territory Labor Government’s bigger, better Home Improvement Scheme will start flowing to small businesses and tradies with applications for vouchers open to homeowners from tomorrow.

Commemorating 75 Years: The Territory Remembers

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today honours the service and sacrifice of those involved in one of the most significant events in Australian history, marking the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Tourism NT Board of Commissioners Appointed

Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss today announced the re-appointment of Michael Bridge as Chairman of the incoming Tourism NT Board of Commissioners for a period of two years.

2017 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar

Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles today launched the 2017 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) program.

$20 million funding boost to benefit schools

Education Minister Eva Lawler said today the Territory Labor Government has delivered on a key election promise with the first tranche of its four-year $124 million investment in education going into 151 government schools across the Territory.

2017 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar

Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles today launched the 2017 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) program.

Honouring our veterans

Assistant Minister for Veteran’s Affairs Tony Sievers is reminding Territory veterans that free buses will be provided for veterans, their descendants and carers this weekend for the Bombing of Darwin commemorations.

Territory businesses benefiting from $10 million stimulus

Treasurer Nicole Manison today visited NT Shade in Winnellie, one of the many local businesses benefiting from Government’s investment in jobs right across the Territory.

New social media campaign to boost Territory tourism

Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss today launched a new advertising campaign dedicated to the youth market in a bid to boost visitor numbers across the Territory.

The Territory Remembers 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book

Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss and His Honour the Honourable John Hardy AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory today launched The Territory Remembers 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book.

Putting Victims First - Use of Electronic Monitoring to Expand

The Territory Labor Government is taking additional action to support victims of crime and break the cycle of crime affecting our community.

Closing the Gap Statement

Today’s release of the Closing the Gap report has once again shown that there is a long way to go to in combating Aboriginal disadvantage in the Territory and across Australia.

Tiwi Bombers to play on

A plan to ensure the future of the Tiwi Islands Football Club will be put in place over the off-season, with the Territory Government asking the AFL to convene a financial sustainability working group to support the club.

Bringing Back the Arafura Games – Territorians Have Their Say

The Territory Labor Government is delivering on the election commitment to bring back the Arafura Games – which was scrapped by the former CLP Government - and will listen to Territorians’ views and then take action.

New State-of-the-Art Gas Engines Improve Efficiency and Reduce Emissions

Ten new state-of-the-art gas engines which arrived at Territory Generation’s Owen Springs Power Station last week will reduce emissions by 15 per cent, improve generation efficiency, increase reliability of electricity and position Alice Springs to move towards renewable energy.

Parliament Opens for 2017

The Leader of Government Business, Natasha Fyles has outlined a busy schedule of reforms ahead of the first parliamentary sittings for 2017.



The 2017 People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS line-up revealed

Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss today unveiled a stellar line-up for the 15th Annual People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS to be held at the Darwin Amphitheatre.

Opening up wartime history to students

As Australia prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and the Northern Territory Government have partnered to help Territory students learn more about the Top End’s wartime history.

Sustainable water use = More jobs and a healthy environment

The Gunner Government has fulfilled a key election commitment with the release of the Terms of Reference for the review of water licenses issued by the previous CLP Government.

Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee Expressions of Interest (EOI) and Darwin Harbour Report Card

Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss today delivered on a key election commitment by announcing an expression of interest process for community members to join the new Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee (DHAC).

Awards recognise top students

Education Minister Eva Lawler today presented awards recognising Territory students who achieved outstanding results in their 2016 studies.

Tiwi Bombers Statement

The Northern Territory Government has asked AFLNT to work with the Tiwi Bombers to ensure the team can continue to play out the season.

Visual arts an important part of curriculum

Artwork by some of the Territory’s most creative Year 12 students of 2016 will be showcased at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) as part of the annual Exit Art exhibition.

Victims First in Immediate Rollout of Conferencing

The NT Government has taken immediate action to fix the broken youth justice system, with victims of crime being given a voice to directly tell offenders about the impact of their behaviour.

Jobs, Trust, Children, Bush, Communities – The Year Ahead

Restoring trust in Government, creating jobs, investing in children, empowering the bush and building safer, fairer and stronger communities right across the Territory are at the heart of the Territory Labor Government’s plans for 2017.

Long-term Plans for Territory’s Economic Future

Territorians are invited to have their say about the Northern Territory’s economic future through a series of economic summits being held across the NT.

Historic Youth Crime Overhaul Puts Victims First

Fifty-two new youth diversion workers, a greater focus on victims, and record funding for diversionary programs (including boot camps) is at the heart of the most comprehensive overhaul of the youth justice system in the history of the Northern Territory.

Statement on meeting with Dan Murphy’s

Today I met with representatives from Woolworths and Dan Murphy’s to discuss the future of Dan Murphy’s in the Northern Territory.

Strengthened Buy Local Reforms to Benefit Territory Business

The NT Labor Government today announced major reforms to its Buy Local initiative to make improvements and support job creation.

Cricket in the Red Centre

Australia’s National Indigenous Cricket Carnival, the Imparja Cup is again igniting the Red Centre with teams from across Australia competing in Alice Springs this week.

Bigger, Better HIS to Generate $60 Million for Economy

Around $60 million is expected to be generated for small business through the improved Home Improvement Scheme, re-introduced and boosted by the Territory Labor Government yesterday.

Bigger and better Home Improvement Scheme introduced

The Territory Labor Government today announced that it has listened to local tradies and small businesses and taken strong action by introducing an improved Home Improvement Scheme (HIS).

Territory Wildlife Park bringing joy to young Territorians

The Territory Wildlife Parks Hospital visits are an annual fixture on the calendar of events which are aimed at bringing joy to young, long term hospital patients.