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An important step in modernising termination of pregnancy laws

Health Minister Natasha Fyles has opened discussions on plans to change termination of pregnancy laws in the Northern Territory.

YUENDUMU TRADE TRAINING CENTRE OPENS UP NEW PATHWAYS

A new trade training centre officially opened today at the remote community of Yuendumu, 250km north west of Alice Springs.

Indigenous consumers to put out the ‘Not Welcome’ mat

NT Consumer Affairs is launching an Indigenous consumer awareness campaign as part of the “Its Ok to Walk Away” National Indigenous Consumer Strategy project.

Territory Athletes representing at Friendship Games

Ken Vowles, Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, attended the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 BIMP-EAGA Friendship Games last night as the Northern Territory Government representative.

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Consumer Affairs Awareness Launch

ENOUGH’S ENOUGH: No Road Carnage this Xmas

A major, first-of-its-kind drink driving awareness campaign was launched today by the NT Government in a bid to save lives on the road this festive season.

ENOUGH’S ENOUGH: No Road Carnage this Xmas

A major, first-of-its-kind drink driving awareness campaign was launched today by the NT Government in a bid to save lives on the road this festive season.

Improving Safety for Remote Area Nurses

The Northern Territory Government will mandate a 'second responder policy' as part of its response to a report on remote area nurse safety.

New Key Appointments Announced

Two Territorians have been appointed as Chief Executive Officers (CEO) to head up two key government agencies - the Department of Education, and the Department of Housing and Community Development.

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Remote Area Nurse Safety Report

Chief Minister’s State of the Territory Address

Chief Minister Michael Gunner has addressed the Property Council’s annual State of the Territory, outlining his Labor Government’s immediate and future plans to guide the NT’s economic development.

CROWNBET DARWIN TRIPLE CROWN TICKETS ON SALE

3 Day Hot Passes to the NT’s biggest motorsport party are now on sale.

Strengthening industry ties in Indonesia

Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, will visit Indonesia from Sunday, 4 December to Saturday, 10 December.

Barramundi farm growth - Territory innovation and hard work paying off

Chief Minister Michael Gunner and Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, today attended the opening of the recently completed expansion of Humpty Doo Barramundi Farm.

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: FINAL TERMS OF REFERENCE AND INQUIRY PANEL ANNOUNCED

The Honourable Justice Rachel Pepper will chair an independent scientific Inquiry into hydraulic fracturing of onshore unconventional reservoirs and associated activities in the Northern Territory, Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss announced today

Joint justice team to be established in Alice Springs by South Australia and the Northern Territory

The South Australian and Northern Territory Governments will establish a shared cross-border police team in Alice Springs to tackle issues such as illicit drugs, transit routes, road safety and alcohol, family and domestic violence.

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Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss will release the final terms of reference for the scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory and announce the independent expert scientific panel to lead the Inquiry.

$2 million annual increase to strengthen local government

The Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy has announced an annual $2 million increase to local government operational funding to assist in asset management and improve service delivery.

Delivering Specialist Palliative Care for Alice Springs

The Territory Labor Government is delivering on its election promise to provide a dedicated palliative care unit for Alice Springs.

Delivering specialist palliative care for Alice Springs

The Territory Labor Government is delivering on its election promise to provide a dedicated palliative care unit for Alice Springs.

NT Thunder to play in Alice Springs in 2017

The NT Thunder will play in Alice Springs in 2017, with the Northern Territory Government today committing $15,000 to ensure Central Australia gets to see the ‘Territory’s Team’ in action.

Territory Government passes law banning use of restraint chair on youths

The Territory Government today delivered on its promise to end the use of restraint chairs in the youth justice system with the passage of the Youth Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2016.

Economic Summit Series Enters New Phase

More than 114 organisations and 250 people have taken part in the extensive first round of Economic Summit consultations.

Fighting for the Territory’s share of GST

Treasurer Nicole Mansion will attend the Council on Federal Financial Relations in Canberra on Friday.

Changes to Power and Water Corporation Board

Treasurer Nicole Manison today announced changes to the Power and Water Corporation’s Board.

$2 million Immediate Works Stimulus for remote clinics

The Northern Territory Government has announced a $2 million repairs and maintenance package for remote health clinics – the final part of the NT Government’s $22 million Immediate Works Stimulus Package.

Government on track to return to surplus in 2019-20

Treasurer Nicole Manison today delivered the Territory’s 2016-17 Mid Year Report, a snapshot of the Territory’s fiscal position and economic outlook.

Territory Government seeks advisors for Advisory Council on Multicultural Affairs

The Territory Government is calling on members of the multicultural community to step forward to sit on the Minister’s Advisory Council on Multicultural Affairs (MACMA).

$5 Million Immediate Injection for Local Steel Industry

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today announced a $5 million package – part of the NT Government’s $22 million Immediate Works Stimulus package - aimed at providing work for the Territory’s struggling steel industry.

NT Government welcomes extension of Larrakia Nation’s Administration period

The decision of the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporation (ORIC) to extend the administration period and staff contracts for the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation is welcome news for the Territory.

NT Government welcomes extension of Larrakia Nation’s Administration period

The decision of the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporation (ORIC) to extend the administration period and staff contracts for the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation is welcome news for the Territory.

Darwin to host exclusive performances of the Peking Opera

The world’s most spectacular opera the Peking Opera Jingju Theater Company from Beijing is coming to Darwin.

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A media opportunity will be held at the Darwin Entertainment Centre ahead of the Matinee performance of the Peking Opera.

Closing loopholes in the Liquor Act

The Northern Territory Labor Government will introduce in parliament urgent amendments to the Liquor Act, to restrict possible Sunday sales of takeaway alcohol.

Tradies to benefit from $5 million injection to urban public housing works

The NT Government will provide a significant $5 million boost into the construction industry for repairs and upgrades to urban Public Housing stock.

Australia’s first Aboriginal video interpreter service launched in Darwin

The Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy today launched Australia’s first on-demand Aboriginal video interpreter service.

$22 million immediate boost for local jobs

Treasurer Nicole Manison today announced a $22 million Immediate Works Stimulus Package to support local jobs as part of the Labor Government's infrastructure plan.

Meeting of Environment Ministers National Environment Protection Council

Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss has today met with state, territory and Commonwealth counterparts to discuss key environmental issues from across the country.

White Ribbon Day: Territory Families says systemic change needed to tackle scourge of domestic violence

Territory Families Minister Dale Wakefield says systemic change is needed to curb domestic violence in the Northern Territory. Minister Wakefield made the comments at the White Ribbon Breakfast in Darwin today. She spoke alongside Top End media personality and NO MORE campaign founder Charlie King, and NT Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw. The trio later joined Chief Minister Michael Gunner and other Cabinet Ministers for the Darwin White Ribbon March at Raintree Park.

Sober Bob is your best mate this Christmas

Member for Port Darwin and Assistant Minister for A Vibrant Darwin CBD Paul Kirby today kicked off the 2016 Sober Bob campaign.

Early childhood experts on board for NTG Children's plan

Northern Territory Minister for Children Nicole Manison today announced the first five panelists of internationally-renowned experts who will advise on the Territory’s Early Childhood Development plan

Cowboys and Titans confirmed to take on Territory Eels

The Parramatta ‘Territory’ Eels will face the North Queensland Cowboys (Darwin) and the Gold Coast Titans (Alice Springs) in an action-packed year of rugby league in 2017.

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Who: The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Natasha Fyles

Statement on the Hamburger Report

As committed I have checked with the Department of Attorney-General and Justice to see whether the full version of the Hamburger report can be released.

REVIEW OF FUNDING OF NON-GOVERNMENT INDIGENOUS BOARDING IN THE NT

Education Minister Eva Lawler today released a report into the funding arrangements for the Territory’s Non-Government Indigenous Boarding School sector.

NT EPA Chairperson announced

The Northern Territory Government has today announced Dr Paul Vogel as the new NT EPA Chairperson.

New Palmerston Police Station Fast Tracked

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today announced construction of a new Palmerston Police Station will begin next financial year, two years earlier than promised, fulfilling a NT Labor election commitment.

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The Health Minister will be available for comment on the recent misdiagnosis cases.

Congratulations to young business winners

Education Minister Eva Lawler has congratulated the winners of this year’s NT Youth Business Awards.

NEW INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN TO SUPPORT TERRITORY JOBS

Treasurer Nicole Manison today unveiled the Labor Government’s new infrastructure priorities which include 37 new and fast-tracked projects to support more local jobs across more Territory industries.