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Creating jobs and Boosting Tourism: Boutique Cruise ships arrive in the Top End

The Top End’s stunning Dry Season weather is set to provide a warm welcome to two expedition cruise ships this week, with the arrival of L’Austral and the Coral Discoverer.

Alice Springs Strikes again!

The Northern Territory Government continues to deliver top-class sporting events with Alice Springs set to host another summer of sport with the return of the KFC Big Bash League (BBL) and Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).

A Territory Story exhibition now open

After three years of planning, curating and construction, an exhibition sharing the incredible stories of Territorians has come to life at the Northern Territory Library.

Protecting the environment and creating local jobs

The Northern Territory Government has released its plan to implement the recommendations of the independent scientific inquiry into unconventional hydraulic fracturing.

More Teachers, Generational Change: Education Minister welcomes new Territory recruits

Minister for Education Selena Uibo today welcomed 38 new teachers who will be taking their places in Territory classrooms when school resumes next week.

Bringing Back the Arafura Games: Competition Program Confirmed

The Territory Labor Government is bringing back the Arafura Games, boosting tourism and visitors to the Territory. Minister for the Arafura Games, Ken Vowles, today announced the finalisation of the competition program, which now includes 16 sports.

Creating Jobs and Supporting the Community: $4 million for Purkiss Reserve, Tennant Creek

The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in Local Government sporting and entertainment facilities.

More Jobs and Safer Communities: $1.45 million for Tennant Creek Streetscape

Tennant Creek will receive a significant revamp to its town centre thanks to a $1.45 million grant from the Territory Labor Government for the Barkly Streetscape project.

Response to Moody’s Credit Rating

Credit rating agency Moody’s has today re-affirmed the Northern Territory’s credit rating at Aa2, but changed the outlook to negative.

Darwin Luxury Hotel approved by DCA

The Development Consent Authority has today approved the $200 million Darwin Luxury Hotel development at the Darwin Waterfront.

Creating Jobs and Supporting Local Rugby League - Warren Park Construction Underway

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

Beef Industry Roundtable to Prepare for the Future

Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, will today hold a Beef Industry Roundtable to help steer the sector through future market challenges, and create more jobs in one of the Territory’s most successful sectors.

More Jobs and Safer Communities: Palmerston Police Station Underway

Construction of the $30million Palmerston Police Station is underway and supporting close to 200 local jobs for Territorians.

Revitalising our CBD: Take a self-guided wander through Darwin’s past

The Territory Labor Government is transforming Darwin’s CBD into a world-class tourist and cultural destination, creating jobs for Territorians and supporting innovation and local business.

Safe Haven for Turtles Thanks to NT Government Grant

The only turtle rehabilitation centre on Australia’s northern coastline has received a facelift thanks to a $23,000 Animal Welfare Fund Grant from the Territory Labor Government.

Boosting tourism and creating jobs: Parrtjima – A Festival in Light 2018 program revealed

The annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light returns to Alice Springs this September for a third year.

Donna Ah Chee appointed Chair of Tripartite Forum

A further step towards implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has been taken with the appointment of Alice Springs based Ms Donna Ah Chee as the Chairperson of the newly established Child and Family Tripartite Forum.

Supporting NAIDOC Week and Celebrating Aboriginal Women

NAIDOC Week kicks off today and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Ken Vowles, said the Territory Labor Government is proud to support a range of events across the NT.

Creating Jobs and Supporting Shows: Northern Territory Show Council’s five-year funding agreement

A $1.9 million five-year funding agreement to support NT Show Societies - and local jobs - across the Territory has been delivered by the Territory Labor Government.

Darwin’s CBD Revitalisation Plans hit the World Cities Summit

Assistant Minister for a Vibrant CBD Paul Kirby will take the Territory Labor Government’s $100 million plan to revitalise Darwin’s CBD to Singapore this weekend, for the World Cities Summit.

Building Safer Workplaces: NT WorkSafe Review Discussion Paper released.

The Territory Labor Government is building safer work places with a six month independent review of the Territory regulator, NT Worksafe.

CLP Fails to Fight for Territorians – Again

Time and again Gary Higgins and the CLP fail to stand up for Territorians.

AFL Premiership Action Returns to Darwin

AFL action returns to TIO Stadium this weekend, when Melbourne and Fremantle go head to head tomorrow night.

BreastScreenNT Renovations Welcomed By Alice Springs Community

Health services in Central Australia have received a boost with the completion of renovations at the Alice Springs BreastScreenNT Clinic

Generational Change and Local Jobs: Over 1000 remote homes built or improved in 2 years

The Territory Labor Government has reached a significant milestone with over 1000 homes built or significantly improved for remote Territorians.

Strengthening the Pastoral Workforce

The peak body for the NT pastoral industry has received a $10,000 grant from the Territory Labor Government’s Community Benefit Fund (CBF) to prepare Territorians for jobs in the sector.

We’ll Continue to Fight for the Territory

Treasurer Nicole Manison said the Territory Labor Government will continue to fight for every GST dollar following today’s announcement of changes to the way revenues are distributed.

Creating Jobs and Boosting Tourism: Megafauna Comes to Life in Alice Springs CBD

A key part of the Territory Labor Government’s $20 million revitalisation of the Alice Springs CBD - Alcoota Megafauna Central – will officially be opened today, providing a boost to local jobs and the Central Australian tourism industry.

Fighting for Territory’s Fair Share of GST Revenues

The Territory Labor Government will continue to fight for Territorians and the Territory’s fair share of GST revenue.

Boosting Jobs: $5 Million Extra Injection into Tennant Creek

The Northern Territory Government is investing in Tennant Creek by boosting local jobs and creating safer communities through a $5 million stimulus from the capital works grants.

More Jobs and Safer Communities: New Fire Station destined for Katherine

The Katherine region will soon be home to a new modern fire and emergency services facility, with the construction tender now awarded for the Katherine Fire and Emergency Services Precinct.

Registrations open for the 2018 Lottoland Million Dollar Mitchell Street Mile

Australia’s recently crowned 1500m record holder Linden Hall is a confirmed starter for the iconic Lottoland Mitchell Street Million Dollar Mile, to be held in Darwin on September 16.

Uber Coming to the Territory: Another Election Commitment met

The Territory Labor Government today announced it had again delivered on a major election promise with Uber set to start up in Darwin next month.

Fighting Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour: New Tools to Assist Police

Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services, Nicole Manison, today announced the contract to replace the Police Real-time Online Information System (PROMIS) has been awarded to Niche Technology Incorporated.

Safer Communities: $225 000 for Territory School Holiday Programs

The Territory Labor Government is investing $225,000 across the NT to ensure that children and young people engage in fun and positive activities throughout the three-week July school holidays.

$495 Million Defence Boost to Territory Jobs

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today said the $495 million Defence investment in the Larrakeyah Barracks is significant news for Territorians, with hundreds of jobs expected to be created in Darwin when works commence in September.

Improving Access to Health Services: 6500 Territorians to benefit from NDIS Final Roll-Out.

The final stage of transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for the NT commences on today, 1 July 2018.

Explore never-before-seen Google Street Views of NT Parks this Territory Day

Never-before-seen panoramic Google Street View footage of seven NT National Parks has been released by the Territory Labor Government to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Territory Day.

Forensic Services Review Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the forensic services review have been released today, along with the Norrie report which is an audit of the management of Part 2A clients (clients with a mental or cognitive impairment).

Working with the Tourism Sector to Turbocharge Tourism Strategy

Growing and developing the lucrative Territory tourism industry will be the focus of two major strategic projects about to get underway as part of the Territory Labor Government’s record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism initiative.

2018 Waterfowl Hunting Season

The Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Eva Lawler, today announced the 2018 Waterfowl Hunting season dates and conditions.

Safer Communities: 6 Month Evaluation Shows BDR Working to Cut Supply of Alcohol to Problem Drinkers

The reintroduction of the Banned Drinker’s Register (BDR) was a major election commitment of the Territory Labor Government, after it was scrapped by the chaotic CLP, to reduce alcohol related crime and anti-social behaviour.

Hockey Pitch Upgrade Completed at Traeger Avenue

Upgrades to the Traeger Avenue Hockey pitch have been completed ahead of the Alice Springs Masters Games to be held in October this year.

Delivering High Quality Health and More Jobs: Palmerston Regional Hospital

Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles, today visited Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH) to inspect the range of new menu items specifically designed for future patients.

Creating Generational Change and Safer Communities: $2.77 Million to Support Frontline Workers

The Territory Labor Government is investing $2.77million to support frontline workers in child protection, youth justice and domestic violence services, Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield announced today.

Safer Communities: Investing and Expanding Regional Youth Services

The Territory Labor Government is creating safer communities through record investment in prevention and early intervention programs for young people. A record $4.1million per year ongoing will now be invested into the Regional Youth Services Program

Velodrome Boost on Track for Cyclists and Jobs

Darwin’s cycling community will be able to enjoy track cycling again, with the Territory Labor Government providing an additional $1 million to upgrade the ageing velodrome facility at Bagot Oval.

New Grants to Turbocharge Visitor Experiences

Territory tourism-related operations have been awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to provide a better experience for visitors and boost their business, through the Territory Labor Government’s record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package.

300 jobs, brighter futures: Full STEAM ahead at Darwin High School

More than 300 local construction jobs will be created in the next year, after Sunbuild won the $15.9 million tender to build a state-of-the-art STEAM centre at Darwin High School.