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CrownBet join the Darwin Triple Crown V8s as new partner

Chief Minister Adam Giles was joined by V8 Supercars driver Jason Bright to announce CrownBet as the new naming rights partner of the Darwin Triple Crown V8 Supercars event.

Minister Higgins helps volunteer firies out of the dark with new legislation

NT parliament passes bill to write volunteer firies on to the Statue Book.

Labor’s ‘new’ Business Advisory Council already exists

Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten has once again proved just how out of touch he is with the Territory by announcing a ‘new’ Business Advisory Council that already exists.

Labor’s bizarre tactic of opposing gas regulation fails in NT Assembly

The Country Liberals Government has passed a technical amendment to the Petroleum Act which will allow the Minister for Mines and Energy to strengthen the level of regulation of the onshore gas drilling process.

Legislation a sure bet to attract companies to the Territory

Legislation passed in Territory Parliament tonight will reinforce the NT as Australia’s premier jurisdiction for online wagering and create new jobs for the Territory.

Home Improvement Scheme to start work early

The overwhelming response from Territory tradies and home owners to the Northern Territory Government’s $20 million Home Improvement Scheme has prompted the government to fast-track the program start date.

Country Liberals Government continues to support grass roots sport

The Country Liberals Government understands fully the important role sport plays in all Territorians’ lives.

Bright future for top talent in the NT

Minister Higgins launches landmark 10 year strategic plan for arts and culture in the NT.

Tougher penalties for the manufacture and supply of drugs

Amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act were passed in Parliament today.

Increased safety in youth detention facilities

New legislation introducing greater safety measures for detainees, staff and the public in youth detention facilities was passed today in Parliament.

Inaugural Women’s Consultative Council appointed

Minister for Women’s Policy Bess Price today announced the women who will form the inaugural Northern Territory Women’s Consultative Council (NTWCC).

Home Improvement Scheme key tool for small businesses

Territory home owners, tradies and small businesses alike are excited about the Northern Territory Government’s new, $20 million Home Improvement Scheme.

Police combat antisocial behaviour in Nightcliff

As of today, Nightcliff residents will see an increased police presence, with the Nightcliff Police Station operating as a permanent patrol base, aimed at combating antisocial behaviour.

Legislation reduces firearms red tape

The Northern Territory Government is reducing red tape through its amendments to firearms legislation.

What's new Oolloo

Minister Higgins announces the formation of an Oolloo Water Advisory Committee for the Daly River Catchment area.

Contemporary changes for Adult Guardianship

Changes to the Guardianship of Adults Bill, passed in Parliament today, will see amendments that establish a contemporary framework for adult guardianship in the Northern Territory and replace the Adult Guardianship Act 1988.

Budget 2016 supporting sport and active recreation for all Territorians

Budget 2016 has provided a treasure chest of long and short term benefits for Northern Territory sports and active recreation participants, clubs and fans across all genres.

Budget funding is fuel injection for Territory motor sports

Territorians’ love affair with motorsport will be further fuelled with an allocation of almost $11 million in Budget 2016.

Funding boost for health research

Menzies School of Health Research will receive an additional $5 million in Budget 2016 to increase support to fund research that is delivering strong economic and health returns for the Territory.

Budget boost for Barkly

The Barkly Region has received a housing package worth almost $50 million as part of the NT Government’s Budget 2016-17 which aims to build the Territory economy, create jobs, boost tourism and improve community services.

Improving internet in the bush

Minister for Arts and Museums, Gary Higgins MLA announces $470,000 to provide more Wi-Fi hotspots in remote communities.

Investing in Aboriginal employment and career development

The Northern Territory government is supporting more Aboriginal Territorians into jobs through a $1.35 million budget commitment over four years to deliver a variety of new initiatives designed to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Territorians to gain employment within the Public Service.

$2m boost for mango growers

The government is putting up $2m to bring a Vapour Heat Treatment facility to the NT. This is a facility that is needed by the mango growers of the Territory. This is an investment in jobs and growth.

Supporting jobs through investments in farm research

Minister Higgins is investing $1.2m in research farms to revamp, revitalise and commercialise the potential of innovation in the NT agri-sector.

Investment in Out of Home Care

Today the Country Liberal Government committed an additional $10 million funding for the Department of Children and Families to address the growing demand for Out of Home Care services in the Northern Territory.

Expanding remote home ownership

The Country Liberals Government is delivering on its commitment to achieve greater home ownership in the Territory’s remote communities.

Support housing gets helping hand

The Country Liberals Government is continuing to help vulnerable Territorians by again backing the operation of Apmere Mwerre and Stuart Lodge in Alice Springs.

Budget funds for remote housing body

The NT Government has set aside $1 million in Budget 2016-17 to support the consultation, planning and establishment of the Remote Housing Development Authority (RHDA) which is due to become operational on July 1 next year.

Rejuvenating 163 public housing units

The Country Liberals Government is investing $1.5 million to rejuvenate public housing complexes in Larapinta, Karama and Moulden.

$140m boost for urban housing

The Country Liberals Government has made an unprecedented commitment to the Territory’s social housing future with a Budget allocation of more than $140 million over the next 5 years.

Budget boost for community safety

Budget 2016 delivers $767.9 million to reduce crime, support police and emergency services, strengthen law and order, and protect vulnerable Territorians.

Additional funding to support increased enrolments

The Country Liberals Budget 2016 has committed $7.18 million to fund additional 2016 enrolments in Northern Territory government schools. This funding has been included in schools’ 2016 budgets.

Budget provides record investment in education of Territory children

The Northern Territory Government has announced it will invest over $1 billion into education as part of the 2016 Budget.

Country Liberals commit to revolutionise health service delivery

Budget 2016 will implement an Australian first in health initiatives with the allocation of $186 million, over five years, to further bolster the Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP).

Health is a priority on Budget agenda

The health of Territorians is a major priority for the Country Liberals Government and Budget 2016 will continue to invest in health care to improve health outcomes for Territorians and provide access to quality health treatment and facilities.

Important fossil site gets eco-tourism boost

The eight-million-year-old fossilised remains of giant wombats, crocodiles and flightless birds known collectively as megafauna will have a new lease of life with $3.97 million in Territory Government funding.

Skywalks to boost NT tourism industry

Tourists will get a bird’s eye view of spectacular Outback scenery under a $20 million initiative to build adventure experiences, including skywalks, at Territory national parks.

Budget 2016 invests in tourism to promote growth

Budget 2016 continues the Northern Territory Government’s commitment to supporting the tourism industry to grow, create jobs and boost the economy.

Transport Capital Works for Palmerston and Litchfield

The Country Liberals Budget 2016-17 will deliver economic strength, access, and growth to Palmerston and Litchfield.

Transport Capital for Top End Rural and Regional

The Country Liberals Budget 2016-17 will deliver economic strength, access, and growth to the Top End Rural area.

Transport Capital Works for Katherine

The Country Liberals Budget 2016-17 will deliver economic strength, access, and growth to the Katherine region.

Transport Capital Works for Central Australia

The Country Liberals Budget 2016 will deliver economic strength, access, and growth for Central Australia.

Enabling the economy through transport infrastructure and services

The Country Liberals Government will invest $36.1 million into critical transport infrastructure as part of Budget 2016.

Transport Capital Works for East Arnhem

The Country Liberals Budget 2016 will deliver economic strength, access, and growth to East Arnhem.

Transport Capital Works for Darwin

The Country Liberals Budget 2016 will deliver economic strength, access, and growth to the Darwin region.

On the road to prosperity

Territorians living in remote or regional Northern Territory will benefit with $553.5 million committed in Budget 2016 to upgrade existing and to build new roads.

BUDGET 2016: Study will examine converting gas to fuel

Chief Minister Adam Giles wants to ensure the Northern Territory’s long-term fuel security by encouraging the development of a gas-to-liquid processing facility.

$16 million allocated for Arnhem Link Road

The Country Liberals Budget 2016-17 will deliver $16 million over two years for works on the road connecting Ramingining to Central Arnhem Road as well as starting to bridge across major rivers along the Arnhem Link Road which will provide opportunities for remote communities and Indigenous people.

Transport Infrastructure Program Territory Wide

The Country Liberals Budget 2016 will deliver economic strength, access and growth Territory wide.

Infrastructure big on building

As part of the 2016 Budget, the Northern Territory Government will provide total infrastructure payments of $1.68 billion, delivering and investing in public infrastructure across the Northern Territory to encourage growth and jobs.