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NT Government guarantees bumpy road ahead for 4WD enthusiasts

Four wheel drive enthusiasts have been given the green light to continue to enjoy the array of off-road tracks on offer in Territory national parks after the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the NT government and the Four Wheel Drive Association NT.

Defence supply agreement back on target

Jobs for Territorians living with disabilities as well as the future of the Territory’s key disability services and support organisation HPA “Helping People Achieve” have been secured after a key Defence supply contract was restored.

More Taxis for Darwin

Reduced taxi pick-up times and more cabs on the road will be the result of 13 extra taxi licences being released next week.

Tiwi contribution to Darwin’s defence remembered

The contribution of Indigenous Australians to the defence of Darwin has been commemorated through the unveiling of a statue on the Tiwi Islands today.

Berrimah Farm land release will create a new suburb

One of the largest land-release projects in the Northern Territory’s history has taken a major step forward through the signing of a development agreement between the NT Government and Halikos Group.

Northern Territory backs school attendance

The Northern Territory Government today reiterated its strong support for Turnbull Coalition measures to help children in remote communities attend school.

Alice Springs hail storm assistance

Chief Minister Adam Giles has announced $500,000 in assistance will be made available for Alice Springs community not-for-profit groups affected by the severe hail storms of Friday, 17 June.

Electricity prices would soar +400% under Labor

Chief Minister Adam Giles says revelations at Estimates today expose the massive cost of Labor’s irresponsible strategy to implement 50 per cent renewable energy across the Territory by 2030.

Top End parks offer something for everyone

Parks and Wildlife Minister Bess Price has encouraged families to enjoy the school holidays in the many parks and reserves open for camping and adventures in and around Darwin.

Enjoy the school break in Katherine

Parks and Wildlife Minister Bess Price has encouraged families to enjoy the school holidays in and around Katherine with many beautiful parks and reserves open for camping and adventures.

Red Centre perfect for school holidays

The four-week break for school holidays is the perfect opportunity for families to get outdoors and enjoy the Territory’s parks and reserves, according to Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price.

T-Gen and Power Water set power record

The Northern Territory’s largest electricity generator Territory Generation has worked with Power and Water’s System Control to set a reliability record in the Darwin and Katherine electricity system.

NT Government supports Desert Harmony Festival

The Northern Territory Government has provided $22,500 in funding to support the Desert Harmony Festival in Tennant Creek. A joint media statement with Barkly Regional Arts is attached.

NT Government and Telstra connecting remote communities

Remote communities Ali Curung, Barunga and Timber Creek will be the first communities to receive new terrestrial broadband services thanks to the $30 million co-investment program between the NT Government and Telstra.

Proactive plan to improve student outcomes

Today in the Estimates Committee Hearing the Minister for Education outlined a proactive plan to address declining Middle School and Senior Secondary School enrolments in some Territory schools.

Green Space Program Underway

Minister Chandler today briefed the Estimates Committee on the Green Space Program.

Launch of Darwin Festival Programme

The 2016 Darwin Festival programme was revealed today, at the official launch of the festival by Minister for Arts and Museums Gary Higgins.

Northern Territory welcomes first female Solicitor-General

The Northern Territory Attorney-General John Elferink today announced the appointment of Sonia Brownhill SC as the new Solicitor-General.

Federal Transport funding increased by Territory commitment

Today in the Estimates Committee Hearing Minister Chandler said the County Liberals Government is committed to providing a further 20 per cent funding which will see an increase to the roads projects announced by the Coalition on Monday.

Opposition Leader a no-show for business

Opposition Leader and Shadow Business Minister Michael Gunner owes the local business community an apology for his disrespect by not showing up to Estimates to ask one question on their behalf.

Boosting Our Economy strengthens NT education

Minister Chandler today gave an update to the Estimates Committee on the successful implementation of the Boosting Our Economy package for Education.

Independent success and international accreditation for Territory education

Minister Chandler today gave an update to the Estimates Committee on the success of Independent Schools across the Territory,

Aboriginal Territorians gaining career opportunities in public sector

More than 220 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Territorians have gained employment within the Northern Territory public sector as a result of a new push to ensure greater opportunities within the NT Public Service (NTPS).

Business Minister highlights small business support at estimates hearing

The Minister for Business Peter Styles has highlighted the long list of achievements by the Northern Territory Government in support of small businesses as part of today’s estimates hearing at Parliament House.

Business Minister confirms NT Worksafe funding boost in estimates hearing

The Northern Territory Government will now have greater resources to continue popular initiatives such as the Small Business Safety Advisors Program and other programs improving work health and safety in the Territory, utilising revenue generated through insurers.

Why our parks are invaluable

Parks and Widlife Minister Bess Price today described the Northern Territory’s national parks and reserves as “invaluable” and called for their continued protection for the health and well-being of all Territorians.

Public housing’s year of achievement

The Northern Territory Government is reducing the number of people waiting for public housing, the Housing Minister Bess Price revealed today.

Facelift for Larapinta public housing

Work will begin soon on the rejuvenation of four public housing complexes comprising 30 two-bedroom units in Larapinta, the Housing Minister Bess Price announced today.

NT Government continues to support homelands

The Northern Territory Government will continue to support residents living permanently on their homelands, the Local Government and Community Services Minister Bess Price said today.

Aboriginal Interpreter Service in demand

The Northern Territory Government’s Aboriginal Interpreter Service has become one of the largest employers of Aboriginal people in Australia, Local Government and Community Services Minister Bess Price said today.

Estimates told more remote communities going solar

The Northern Territory Government is helping a growing number of Aboriginal people in remote communities to switch to solar power as well as save energy in their homes.

Kenbi handover a truly historic occasion

Chief Minister Adam Giles has hailed the dawn of a new era for the Cox Peninsula after the historic handover of the Kenbi Land to Traditional Owners.

Cost of living reduces under the Country Liberals

The NT Government has welcomed an independent report which shows the cost of living has reduced in the Northern Territory.

Bus Service for Tiwi Islands

A $1 million bus service is set to start up on the Tiwi Islands, improving transport access and connectivity.

NT Government releases plan for multicultural future

After extensive and lengthy consultation with the community, the Country Liberals Government has unveiled its plan to ensure a strong, socially inclusive and cohesive society, today releasing the Northern Territory Multicultural Participation Framework 2016-19.

Tiwi Islands investment opportunities promoted

The Northern Territory Government and Tiwi Land Council have joined forces to promote investment opportunities on the Tiwi Islands. A joint media release is attached.

Alice Springs Schools shut down after hail storms

Destructive hail storms across Alice Springs have caused two schools to temporarily close for repairs, a week ahead of the school holidays.

26 Timorese graduate under International Territory education program

The Senai NT English Language Centre has today produced its first group of graduates, a key part of the implementation of the Northern Territory International Education and Training Strategy 2014-2024.

Supercars at home in Darwin until 2030

The CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown Supercars event has cemented its place in the Northern Territory events calendar until 2030.

NT Government welcomes final board member to Northern Territory Infrastructure Development Fund

The Northern Territory Government has welcomed the announcement of Mark Burgess as the fifth and final member to the Board of the Northern Territory Infrastructure Development Fund.

Funding increase for two Territory Racing institutions

Two iconic regional events – the Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend and the Brunette Races - have each received an injection of $15,000 annual funding for the next five years.

Ministers to secure future of Portrait of a Senior Territorian

The Minister for Senior Territorians and the Minister for Arts and Museums have joined together to secure the future of the Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award and Exhibition.

National Indigenous Music Awards at Darwin Festival

The NT government is providing $175 000 from Arts NT (DoAM) to this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs). The NIMAs return to the Darwin Festival in August.

NT Government to redevelop John Stokes Square

The Northern Territory Government today announced plans to redevelop the 75-unit John Stokes Square public housing complex at Nightcliff.

Women's Policy to drive domestic violence strategy

The Domestic Violence Directorate will come under the responsibility of Minister for Women’s Policy Bess Price from 1 July 2016. The Northern Territory Attorney-General John Elferink, who has shared carriage of the portfolio with Minister Price, announced the transition in Estimates today.

Gutting Gamba with increased funding and free herbicide

More than 2000 Territorians accessed the Northern Territory Government’s free herbicide to help combat Gamba Grass during the last Wet Season.

Alice Springs shared pathway nearing completion

Alice Springs residents are set to benefit from a soon to be completed $1 million shared path that runs along the South Stuart Highway to the Kilgariff housing estate.

Country Liberals Government’s funding on the ball for Territory women footballers

The Country Liberals Government has backed the AFL Northern Territory’s induction into the AFL’s National Women’s League with financial support to kick-start their campaign.

Start your engines for Stadium Super Trucks’ Hidden Valley debut

They’ve created plenty of noise across the American motor sport landscape and now the Stadium Super Trucks are charged to gain traction in the Top End.

Additional Legal Aid funding to ensure access to justice for all Territorians

The Northern Territory Attorney-General and Minister for Justice John Elferink said today in Estimates that the 2016 - 17 Budget provides for $800,000 in additional ongoing funding for Legal Aid.