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Early Intervention Learning Hub Changing Lives

Families can now access a range of early intervention learning support services at the Mimik-Ga Centre, officially opened by the Minister for Education in Darwin today.

Turbocharging Tourism: $3M Boost for Hermannsburg Historical Precinct in Central Australia

The Territory Labor Government is investing a $3 million into the Hermannsburg Historical Precinct, the third major infrastructure project to be announced as part of $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package.

Turbocharging Tourism: Celebrating Tennant Creek’s Gold Rush and Mining History

Tennant Creek will receive a $5.5 million investment into tourism infrastructure to revitalise and improve the visitor experience as part of the Territory Labor Government's record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package.

Blatherskite Park upgrades

The Territory Labor Government has committed $150, 000 to upgrade facilities at Blatherskite Park in Alice Springs.

New Liquor Commission Announced

The Territory Labor Government has announced members of its new Liquor Commission. The new Liquor Commission is the first in sweeping changes to achieve the most significant alcohol reforms in the Territory’s history. The Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said there’s too much alcohol fuelled crime and violence in the Northern Territory and this Liquor Commission is the first step in tackling that.

Building Better Schools and Creating Jobs

Local businesses and families in the rural area are set to benefit from the construction of two new general learning areas at Girraween Primary School.

New Life Saving Medical Retrieval Centre for Central Australia

The Territory Labor Government is improving health outcomes with a new Medical Retrieval and Consultation Care Centre (MRaCC) opened in Alice Springs. The Minister for Health Natasha Fyles officially opened the new centre today saying it’s a much needed addition to the Alice Springs Hospital.

Territory Labor on Track for Record Infrastructure Spend this financial year

Treasurer Nicole Manison today re-confirmed that the Territory Labor Government’s number priority is jobs, with a $1.75 billion job-creating cash budget for 2017/18.

CREATING JOBS: CHIEF MINISTER LEADS DELEGATION TO USA

Chief Minister Michael Gunner is leading a Territory delegation to the United States today as part of the Council of Australian Governments meeting with National Governors Association (NGA) winter session in Washington DC.

Creating Jobs and Better Communities: $4.7million invested into remote infrastructure and amenities

The Territory Labor Government is investing $4.7million dollars to address infrastructure deficiencies in remote communities through the Strategic Local Government Infrastructure Fund grants.

Turbocharging Tourism - Cementing the NT as a Military History Destination

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss today said the $1.9 million boost to make Darwin and the NT the pilgrimage destination for Australian military history will result in more tourists.

Gunn Point Road on point to create jobs

The Territory Labor Government is creating jobs, supporting tourism and facilitating private investment with the release today of a $40 million tender to realign and seal Gunn Point Road.

Branding the NT to Boost Population and Create More Jobs

The Territory Labor Government’s bid to sell the Territory to the world has taken another significant step forward with an internationally-recognised brand specialist awarded the contract to create a unified brand for the NT. This will further position the Territory to help boost our population, drive economic growth and create jobs.

Safer Communities: Plans Announced for New Youth Justice Facilities in Darwin and Alice Springs

A major step in fixing the Territory’s broken youth justice system will occur with today’s announcement of a new youth justice centre in Darwin, as well as a preferred site for an Alice Springs facility.

Growing Our Resources Sector and Creating Jobs

The program for the Territory Labor Government’s premier resources event in Alice Springs has been released, showing an extensive line-up of researchers and industry speakers.

Turbocharging Tourism: Massive $12M Boost for Mountain Bike Tourism in Central Australia

In a huge show of support for Central Australia tourism, an additional $12 million will be allocated from the Territory Labor Government’s record $103 million plan to Turbocharge Tourism to open up new adventure cycling tracks in the Red Centre.

Building up STEAM: Investing in Our Future with New Facilities for Rural Students

Today, Minister for Education, Eva Lawler, officially opened a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) building at Taminmin High School.

Imparja Cup and National Indigenous Cricket Championships secured until 2021

Member for Braitling, Dale Wakefield welcomed the extension of the partnership through to 2021, acknowledging the considerable contribution the Imparja Cup and the complementary National Indigenous Cricket Championships added to the Alice Springs and wider cricketing community.

Scullion, Higgins and CLP REFUSE to fight for the NT

Despite the Commonwealth Government refusing to allocate $1 extra to implement the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children, CLP President and Senator Nigel Scullion has again refused to fight for the NT.

Turbocharging Tourism: $9.9 million boost for George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens will undergo a $9.9 million facelift, with a new multi-purpose visitor and event centre to be built there as part of the Territory Labor Government's record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package.

Making Darwin CBD Vibrant: Bringing University Students Into Town

A first-of-its-kind International Student Hub opens today in the heart of the Darwin CBD, injecting vibrancy by bringing more students into the city centre and supporting local businesses.

Live Export Industry Moooving Quickly

The Northern Territory’s live export industry is off to a flying start this year with more than 30,000 head of cattle exported from Darwin during January.

Scullion, Higgins and CLP MUST stand up for the Territory

CLP President and Senator Nigel Scullion has joined CLP Opposition leader Gary Higgins by turning his back on Territorians.

Turbocharging Tourism – Improving Festivals, Events and Experiences to Attract More Visitors

Along with marketing and tourism infrastructure, the third major part of the Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package will see almost $21 million over two-years invested to improve existing festivals, events and experiences to make them more memorable for visitors and locals.

Positioning the Territory for Jobs – NT Defence Strategy Released

Positioning the Territory to benefit from $20 billion of Australian Defence Force construction projects planned over the next 20-years is a key part of the Territory Labor Government’s Defence and National Security Strategy.

Mining Project Given Green Light

A Territory mining project is set to be revived after its Mining Management Plan was approved.

Whose Side is Gary Higgins and the CLP on?

Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison today slammed CLP Opposition leader Gary Higgins for continuing his attack on the Territory Labor Government’s fight for more remote housing, safety, health and GST funding from Canberra.

Turbocharging Tourism: SMART Marketing with Airlines to Attract Visitors

A much greater focus will be placed on cooperative marketing with key domestic and international airlines following yesterday’s record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package.

A Statement on Closing the Gap Report

Chief Minister Michael Gunner has described today’s Closing the Gap report as “disappointing” and demonstrating “failure” across the country.

Creating Jobs and Supporting Business: Record Investment to Turbocharge Territory Tourism

The Territory Labor Government is rolling out a record $103 million tourism stimulus package to attract more visitors, create local jobs and put more money into the pockets of Territorians.

Statement from Chief Minister

Statement from Chief Minister Michael Gunner following the Council of Australian Governments (COAG)

We’ve come a long way – 40 years of Self-Government

On 1 July 1978, the Northern Territory was granted Self-Government, under the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978, now known as Territory Day.

More Jobs, Better Health Services: Palmerston Regional Hospital Nears Completion

The Territory Labor Government is improving health services with the long awaited Palmerston Regional Hospital now just months from completion. The Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said the project delivers the high quality health services that Palmerston and rural Darwin residents deserve and also creates jobs.

Creating Safer Communities: NT Liquor Commission Passes Parliament

The Territory Labor Government has taken a significant step towards tackling alcohol related harm with Parliament passing key legislation to re-establish the NT Liquor Commission and make related amendments to the Liquor Act. The Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said Territorians deserve safe communities.

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill Introduced to Parliament

The Territory Labor Government has introduced to Parliament critical amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act to bring the NT into line with national standards. The Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said Territorians deserve a government they can trust – one that always put them first.

Live Darwin Laneway Series #2 is All About Love

The Live Darwin Laneway Series returns to Darwin City this Friday, 9 February from 5-10pm.

Meeting Community Expectations: New Animal Protection Laws

The Territory’s 20-year-old Animal Welfare Act is set to be replaced – boosting penalties for those mistreating animals – after the Territory Labor Government introduced new legislation to Parliament today.

2018 People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS line-up revealed

BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival returns to the picturesque George Brown Botanic Gardens, Darwin Amphitheatre on Saturday 19 May 2018 with a line-up that is set to kick off an epic calendar of dry season events in Darwin.

Reforming the Broken Youth Justice System: Bail Support Services

The Territory Labor Government has introduced new bail support services as part of a suite of reforms to fix the broken youth justice system.

Tackling Alcohol Related Crime and Violence: NT Liquor Commission Introduced to Parliament

The Territory Labor Government is starting the year with a strong agenda to build safer communities. The Leader of Government Business Natasha Fyles today introduced to Parliament new legislation to re-establish the NT Liquor Commission, and related amendments to the Liquor Act.

Creating Local Jobs: Government Leasing to Drive Seven Residential Developments

The Territory Labor Government has reached agreement for social housing leases with developers of seven planned local construction projects and owners of two newly constructed complexes.

Push for More Aboriginal Teachers and Educators

The Territory Labor Government wants more NT Aboriginal teachers and educators. Minister for Education Eva Lawler said the Teaching - Growing Our Future scholarships program is part of a plan to create job opportunities for Territorians and provide role models for Aboriginal students.

Tougher Penalties for Corruption - Restoring Trust with New ICAC Laws Passing Parliament

The Territory Labor Government is restoring trust in government - with legislation creating tough new penalties for corruption, and granting important investigatory powers to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), passing parliament today. The Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said the passing of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Consequential And Related Amendments) Bill was a considerable milestone, ensuring any wrongdoing uncovered by the ICAC can be prosecuted in Court.

MEDIA ALERT: NDIS Innovation Grant Applications Open

MEDIA ALERT: Grant funding is now available to community providers for innovative projects to support the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Northern Territory. Funding for the grants has been made available under the Australian Government’s Sector Development Fund, which provides support to the market, sector and workforce to help the transition to the NDIS across Australia.

Team NT tasked with Attracting Investment, Growing Business and Creating Jobs

The Territory Labor Government has brought together a team of three eminent Territorians to sell the NT’s investment, business and lifestyle prospects nationally and internationally.

Final Round of CBF Grants before Overhaul

The Territory Labor Government has opened a final round of Community Benefit Fund Grants before the system is overhauled and improved. The Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said Territorians want and deserve to live in safe and vibrant communities and the CBF grants offer vital one-off support to organisations that help to provide that.

Parliament 2018 - Starting With Safer Communities & Trust

The Territory Labor Government will focus the first sittings of Parliament for 2018 on building safer communities and restoring trust. The Leader of Government Business Natasha Fyles said legislation to re-establish an NT Liquor Commission will be introduced to Parliament this week. Legislation to support the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will also be debated.

Territory to Capitalise on Tourism Australia’s New US Campaign

Tourism Australia’s new marketing campaign – the hyped, mock movie DUNDEE the son of a legend returns home – is a fantastic opportunity for the NT to attract more international tourists and support local business and jobs.

Better Fishing Facilities: A Loo With a View

The latest project completed as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $50 million investment in recreational fishing infrastructure is a toilet block at Dinah Beach boat ramp.

Media Statement

On Thursday, Member for Stuart Scott McConnell informed the Territory Labor caucus he would not be recontesting the next election.