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Room to Breathe: First Remote Housing Contracts to Create Jobs for Territorians

Local jobs for Territorians living in remote Indigenous communities will be created with the first contracts awarded last week for Room to Breathe, part of the Territory Labor Government’s flagship remote housing program.

Big benefit for sports and jobs in the Red Centre: Budget 2017

The Territory Labor Government will invest $6.2 million into community sporting infrastructure in Alice Springs as part of Budget 2017.

Massive Health ICT project will deliver jobs and healthier locals

The Territory Labor Government is investing $259 million over five-years towards a new, fully integrated health system that will transform the delivery of health care services for Territorians and create local jobs.

Changes to allow ridesharing in the Territory

Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison today released the detail for changes to allow ridesharing services in the Northern Territory.

Restoring Trust: Delivering Open and Transparent Governance

The Territory Labor Government is delivering on its election promise to restore trust in government by providing $3 million in Budget 2017 to establish and operate an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Revitalising the CBD: Unique bone exhibition for Alice Springs

Central Australia’s unique fossil heritage will be put on display for tourists and locals as part of a planned upgrade of Alice Springs CBD by the Labor Government.

$1 million Boost for Interpreter Services to Enable Local Decision Making: Budget 17

The Territory Labor Government will invest an additional $1 million from Budget 17 in the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) to help almost 35,000 Territorians who speak one of 35 Indigenous languages to engage in local decision making.

Budget 2017 Delivers: $45 Million for Safer Territory

The Territory Labor Government will spend $45 million replacing the NT Police Force’s core policing system, to improve public safety and security for all Territorians.

Building Better Renal Facilities: Budget 2017

The Territory Labor Government has announced budget funding for critical health infrastructure in Darwin and the bush.

Tackling Alcohol Abuse - Expert Panel Announced

The Northern Territory Government is pleased to announce that the Hon. Justice Trevor Riley has agreed to lead its review into NT Alcohol Policies and Legislation.

Territory Students to Benefit from $18 Million School Upgrade: Budget 17

Future scientists, doctors, engineers, artists and mathematicians will benefit from modern new classrooms, a hands-on workshop and state-of-the-art laboratories to be built at Darwin High School with $18 million from Budget 17, to kick off an overall $42 million development at the Bullocky Point Education Precinct.

School Funding Review to Invest in Children

The Minister for Education Eva Lawler today announced that Ernst & Young has been selected to conduct an independent review of the Territory Government’s school funding model.

Better Learning Environments for Remote Students: Budget 17

Students and teaching staff at remote homeland learning centres will benefit from an additional $1 million for repairs and maintenance to their schools, in Budget 17.

Switched on: First mobile phone base station in Titjikala

Titjikala is the first community to receive mobile phone reception under a three-year, $30 million co-investment program between the Northern Territory Government and Telstra.

TRANSFORMING THE TERRITORY

Chief Minister Michael Gunner has today revealed five of the Labor Government’s major projects aimed at boosting the economy, creating and sustaining thousands of jobs across the Northern Territory and transforming our cities and regions into tourist, business and investment attractions.

$100 Million to Transform the Darwin CBD

Chief Minister Michael Gunner says revitalising the Darwin CBD to create Australia’s defining Capital of the North is a critical major project for the Labor Government.

$20M FOR ALICE REVITALISATION - JOBS AND STRONGER COMMUNITY

The Alice Springs CBD will have $20M allocated in Budget 17 to bring it to life and attract people into town.

OLD HOSPITAL SITE TO BE A NEW TERRITORY MUSEUM

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today confirmed that the historic Old Hospital site would be preserved for the Territory public and form the site of a major new Museum of the Northern Territory.

Ludmilla Students to Reap Benefits from $6 million School Upgrade: Budget 17

The Minister for Education Eva Lawler today announced the Territory Labor Government’s Budget 17 will include a $6 million redevelopment and upgrade to the 50-year-old Ludmilla Primary School, creating local jobs and supporting students and their families.

NT Government $10 Million Contribution to Luxury Hotel

The Territory Labor Government will contribute $10 million from Budget 2017 to help prepare land for Landbridge’s luxury hotel at the Darwin Waterfront – a project that will provide a significant economic boost for the Territory and create hundreds of jobs.

Changes to fees and charges in Budget 2017

Treasurer Nicole Manison today announced a number of small increases to fees and charges, ahead of the Northern Territory Budget on May 2.

Ludmilla Students to Reap Benefits from $6 million School Upgrade: Budget 17

The Minister for Education Eva Lawler today announced the Territory Labor Government’s Budget 17 will include a $6 million redevelopment and upgrade to the 50-year-old Ludmilla Primary School, creating local jobs and supporting students and their families.

ANIMAL WELFARE GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Minister for Primary Industry, Ken Vowles, today announced the applications for the 2017-18 Animal Welfare Fund Grant Program are now open.

ANIMAL WELFARE GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Minister for Primary Industry, Ken Vowles, today announced the applications for the 2017-18 Animal Welfare Fund Grant Program are now open.

Protecting country through jobs on country

The Territory Labor Government has taken a major step toward fulfilling a key election commitment to provide grants to Indigenous Ranger Groups for essential items such as radio gear and vehicles

Review of security at Don Dale complete

A review into the security arrangements at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre has identified recommendations to improve the process for detainee classification and infrastructure security at the facility.

New national park collaboration a hot deal for Indigenous rangers

In a national first, Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss today announced that Northern Territory Parks are joining forces with Jawoyn Rangers to use traditional Indigenous fire management to reduce damaging wildfires at Nitmiluk National Park.

$1.75 million for youth services in the Centre: Budget 2017

An additional $1.75 million will be invested in after-hours youth services in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, on top of the $1.1 million already invested across the Territory to provide activities and programs for youth.

AMT Report Card Shows Costly Failings

An evaluation into the former CLP government’s controversial Alcohol Mandatory Treatment (AMT) Program has been released along with the Department of Health’s response. The Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said the evaluation was commissioned by the former CLP government in 2015.

Budget Increase - $8 Million for Katherine Fire and Emergency Services Precinct

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today announced the Territory Labor Government would build a new $8 million fire station in Katherine, increasing room for police to expand into their existing facility and creating a new Fire and Emergency Services Precinct in the region.

Responsible revenue measures for Budget 2017

Treasurer Nicole Mansion has today announced a range of revenue measures ahead of the Gunner Labor Government’s first Budget on 2 May that will invest for our future by focusing on Jobs, Children and Community.

$2.5 million Investment in Students in the Katherine Region: Budget 17

Schools in the Katherine region will be $2.5 million better off following a $20 million boost to Territory Government schools as part of Budget 17.

Infrastructure upgrades for Nitmiluk National Park: Budget 17

Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss today announced Nitmiluk National Park will receive $10 million over the next four years for infrastructure upgrades to improve the visitor experience.

Redevelopment Opportunity for Katherine, growing the economy and creating jobs

Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison today announced an Expression of Interest process to redevelop and revitalise the former Katherine Sports and Recreation Club site.

Feasibility Study into second Darwin LNG Train

The Territory Labor Government will contribute $250,000 towards a feasibility study into the potential expansion of ConocoPhillips’ Darwin Liquified Natural Gas (DLNG), which could create thousands of jobs in the NT.

$10 Million NT Government Investment in Jobs

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today announced $10 million from Budget 2017 to establish a new Marine Services Hub in Darwin Harbour, underpinning the proposed $100 million Ship Lift facility which has the potential to create hundreds of construction and ongoing jobs.

Investing In Children - Every NT School to Receive $300k Grant: Budget 17

The Territory Labor Government’s Budget 17 will see a total of $141.7 million invested in school upgrades and infrastructure projects across the Territory, to invest in children and create local construction jobs.

$33 million to Keeping Families Safe: Budget 2017

More than $33 million will be invested in frontline services, infrastructure and strategies to support the prevention of domestic and family violence that will help keep Territorians safe.

New NT EPA Member announced

Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss today announced Mr Joe Woodward's appointment to the NT EPA Board.

More than $97 Million to Support Local Government: Budget 17

The Territory Labor Government will strengthen local government with an additional $5 million in Budget 17, to bring the total funding to $97.2 million.

Frontline Workers to Benefit from BDR

The Territory Labor Government says the new Banned Drinkers Register will help ease pressures on frontline health workers by reducing the supply of alcohol to those who cause so much harm.

Frontline Health Workers to Benefit from BDR

The Territory Labor Government says the new Banned Drinkers Register will help ease pressures on frontline health workers by reducing the supply of alcohol to those who cause so much harm. The Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said Territorians have the right to access the high quality services our hospitals offer.

Ready to ride - MTB progress report released

Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss has today released the Mountain Bike progress report following the development of the Northern Territory Government’s award winning Master Plan for Mountain Biking (MTB) in the NT.

Scanners Ready for BDR and a New Pilot Program for Drive Thru Bottle Shops

The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice has confirmed that the Territory Government owned scanners will be re-used for the Banned Drinker Register, with a pilot trial of new portable devices rolled out at Territory bottle shops that have a drive thru. Minister Natasha Fyles said work is continuing to ensure scanners, software and telecommunications services including networks are in place for the September 1 roll out of the Banned Drinker Register (BDR).

TERRITORY TOURISM OPERATORS SUPPORTED IN BUDGET 2017

The Northern Territory Government’s 2017 Budget will include an $8 million injection into tourism marketing and promotion, supporting tourism in the Territory and sharing our stories with the world. The Northern Territory Government’s 2017 Budget will include an $8 million injection into tourism marketing and promotion, supporting tourism in the Territory and sharing our stories with the world.

Building our Tourism and Cultural Experiences - Arts trails Budget 2017 investment announced

Regional and remote galleries will soon be able to apply for $6 million over three years in enhancement grants as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $100 million Arts Trail initiative, Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss announced today

A BETTER BDR - TACKLING SECONDARY SUPPLY AND CUTTING RED TAPE

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today said returning the Banned Drinker Register (BDR) on September 1 is the number one thing the Territory Labor Government can do to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime – including the devastating rates of domestic violence.

Mapping the Future for jobs and investment: Budget 2017

The Territory Labor Government has released its new $9.935 million Mapping the Future program which will support scientific teams to identify potential productive land for future use in regional areas and improve natural resources information.

HOOK INTO LOCAL SEAFOOD THIS EASTER

Minister for Primary Industry, Ken Vowles, was joined by the Northern Territory Seafood Council to call on Territorians to shop local for their Easter weekend seafood.

COUNTDOWN to the Banned Drinker Register

The Territory Labor Government has delivered on its election commitment – announcing more than $17 million to bring back the Banned Drinker Register and rehabilitate problem drinkers. The Health Minister Natasha Fyles said the new BDR will cut off supply to problem drinkers – making our community safer.