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Turbocharged Live Darwin Arts - Activating Darwin’s CBD

Following a sold out first season, ATMOS: listening parties for story lovers returns to Darwin CBD for a second season, joining a diverse range of new activations as part of the Territory Labor Government’s investment in activating the Darwin CBD to create jobs, support local business and celebrate local arts and culture.

Supporting Jobs on Country: Young Tiwi Islander Reels in New Job

A young Tiwi Islander yesterday skippered his first fishing charter boat, after being the first person to complete a new pilot program creating jobs for Aboriginal school leavers.

Alice Springs Masters Games Come to a Close

The 17th Alice Springs Masters Games has officially wrapped up, concluding an exceptional week of sportsmanship celebrating the best of Australia’s sporting culture.

Arts Trail Regional Stimulus Grants - Boosting our Art and Cultural Sectors

The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in our regions, boosting economic growth across the Territory’s art and cultural sectors and creating jobs in regional areas.

Restoring Trust: Contemporary Water Reform Directions Paper

The Territory Labor Government is restoring trust in government by better protecting our precious water resources in the Northern Territory. Unlike the previous CLP Government whose water policy damaged our unique environment, damaged business confidence and investor certainty, destroyed trust in Government processes and cost the Territory jobs.

Turbocharging Tourism: Japanese Charter Heading for Alice Springs

The Red Centre will be rolling out the welcome mat for an influx of Japanese visitors next week, with the first direct charter flight from Japan in over a decade touching down in Alice Springs.

Turbocharging Tourism: Japanese Charter Heading for Alice Springs

The Red Centre will be rolling out the welcome mat for an influx of Japanese visitors next week, with the first direct charter flight from Japan in over a decade touching down in Alice Springs.

Creating Jobs and Building a Better Future at Maningrida

The Territory Labor Government is paving the way for new houses with the construction of a new subdivision at Maningrida.

Territory Labor Government is putting Victims First: New Victims Charter Launched

The Territory Labor Government is putting victims of crime first and has released its strengthened Charter of Victims’ Rights for public comment.

Turbocharged Oktoberfest CBD Laneway Series returns this week

The popular Laneway Series in the CBD returns this week with an Oktoberfest theme.

Revitalising the CBD – Derelict and Vacant Property Levy

The Territory Labor Government is investing in local jobs, boosting our population and revitalising the CBD.

Creating Safer Communities: Plan to Target 30 High-Risk Alice Springs Youths

The Territory Labor Government is creating safer communities by targeting high-risk young people in Alice Springs through the establishment of the Interagency Case Management Group (ICMG).

Jobs on Country: Growing and Expanding the Carbon Industry

The Territory Labor Government is supporting more jobs on country with today’s release of the Northern Territory’s first Aboriginal Carbon Industry Strategy.


CLP Senator Nigel Scullion’s latest tirade of insults do nothing to help Territorians facing Commonwealth Government drops in funding.

Significant Boost to Northern Territory Apprenticeships

More than 2000 new training and apprentice opportunities will be created in the Northern Territory in a new $5.8 million funding deal signed yesterday between the Liberal National Government and the Territory Labor Government.

New NT Grants System: Streamlining Access to Territory Grants to Support Jobs

Applying for grants is set to become a lot easier for Territorians.

Reducing Crime through Risk Based Licence Fees – Draft Model Launched for Discussion

Alcohol abuse increases crime and anti-social behaviour across the Territory.

STATEMENT: NT still $500 million short despite GST guarantee

The Northern Territory is still $500 million out of pocket every year despite the Federal Government’s proposed new legislation on GST distribution.

Delivering for the Bush: $6.4 Million Investment in a New Water Treatment Plant for Borroloola

The Territory Labor Government has invested $6.4 million in a new water treatment plant to deliver high quality drinking water for the people of Borroloola.

Turbocharging Tourism - Parrtjima to return in April as record numbers experience the culture of Central Australia

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss confirmed today a 35% increase in attendance at this year’s Parrtjima festival – its highest visitation to date - and the return of the event in April 2019.

NT Evidence shows Alcohol floor price reduces crime.

Evidence presented in Trevor Riley’s alcohol review shows a floor price in the Northern Territory is very effective at tackling alcohol related antisocial behaviour and crime.

Turbocharged Alice Springs Street Art Festival – Opens today

The inaugural Alice Springs Street Art Festival starts today.

Safer Communities: School Based Policing Starts Today

Today marks the start of the Territory Labor Governments school-based policing program.

Investing in the Territory’s Cultural Diversity through Harmony Grants

The Territory Labor Government is investing $52,000 for community organisations and schools to create projects, events, and activities that promote cultural diversity and harmony.

Building Brighter Futures: NT Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum launched

NT teachers will be better equipped to support students to deal with bullying and to help them build respectful relationships, thanks to a dedicated new social and emotional learning curriculum.


The 2019 BASSINTHEGRASS event will move to an exciting new site at Mindil Beach allowing for a bigger and better event with an additional stage and an expanded artist line-up on Saturday 18 May 2019.

Investing in Generational Change: Outstanding Early Childhood Educators Honoured

The Territory’s outstanding early childhood educators and programs were last night honoured at the annual Northern Territory Education and Care Awards at Parliament House.

Territory Labor Government to Fight Commonwealth Health Funding Cuts to Our Hospitals

Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said the Territory Labor Government will fight for the $5 million that the Federal Government has ripped out of Territory hospitals and health services.

Supporting Recreational Fishing to Boost the Sector and Create Jobs

Three Territory not-for-profit fishing organisations have received funding to hold community fishing events through the Territory Labor Government’s new Recreational Fishing Grants Scheme.

Final countdown to the Masters Games begins

Around 4000 athletes are flexing their muscles in Central Australian ahead of the official opening of the Alice Springs Masters Games this afternoon.


The Territory Labor Government is progressing development of a National Aboriginal Art Gallery that will deliver significant economic, social and cultural benefits to the people of Alice Springs.

2018 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Winner Announced

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced Dr Al Strangeways as the winner of the 2018 Portrait of a Senior Territorian with her portrait titled Hills: Kathleen Wallace and the Dancers.

Potential Price Gougers Put On Notice

Territorians who feel they are potentially being price gouged by alcohol retailers should notify consumer affairs


Territorians have had a gutful of crime and anti-social behaviour on our streets

CLP stand for more crime and anti-social behaviour

Opposition Leader Gary Higgins has today confirmed that the CLP stand for more crime and antisocial behaviour.

Investing in the Territory’s ICT Sector - Creating Jobs and Supporting Local Innovation

Minister for Corporate and Information Services, Lauren Moss today unveiled a new digital stimulus package to drive innovation, build capacity in the local ICT industry, and create jobs for Territorians.

Skilling Territorians, Creating Jobs: Women and Girls Lead Surge in Apprenticeships

“Lady tradies” are driving a surge in NT apprenticeships, as women and girls flock to traditionally male-dominated fields thanks to new Territory Labor Government initiatives to fill skills shortages.

Creating local jobs: Territory Tribute to position the Top End as the nation’s military tourism hub

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today launched Territory Tribute, a series of events that will position the Top End as Australia’s military tourism and create jobs in the Tourism industry.

Creating Local Jobs: Business Innovation Strategy Launched

The Territory Labor Government is driving innovation to fast track business start-ups, create local jobs and a stronger Territory economy.

Creating Local Jobs and Investing in Motor Sports: Motor Sports House Tender Awarded

The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in motor sports in the Northern Territory and create jobs with the $4.9 million tender for design and construction of a Motor Sports House at Hidden Valley awarded today.

Jobs and Housing transforming Wadeye

Wadeye is a hive of activity with building works underway at several sites.

Creating local jobs of the future through cheaper, cleaner and more reliable power

The government has announced electricity market reforms to deliver lower cost and reliable power, and meet the government’s target of its 50 percent renewables by 2030.

$40 Million Buntine Highway Upgrade Well Underway In Northern Australia

Further upgrades to one of the Northern Territory’s high-priority cattle routes has started, following the start of construction for Package 1 in June.

Bringing Back the Arafura Games: More Competitors Confirmed

Today marks 200 days until the return of the Arafura Games, and participation numbers have received a boost with Macau, China confirming it will send a delegation of athletes to take part.

Safer Communities: Boosting Youth Programs

The Territory Labor Government is investing in our youth and creating safer communities by providing grants through the 2019 Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants Program.

Safer Communities: Design Tender Release for Darwin and Alice Springs Youth Justice Centres

The Territory Labor Government is creating safer communities by investing in and reforming the youth justice and child protection systems.

Protecting our Environment and Protecting Jobs: Climate Change Discussion Paper Released

The Territory Labor Government is leading the conversation on climate change and is seeking input on the release of the Climate Change Discussion Paper - Climate Change – Mitigation and Adaptation Opportunities in the Northern Territory.

Restoring Trust: Environment Protection Act for the Northern Territory

The Territory Labor Government is restoring trust by better protecting our environment with the release of the draft Environment Protection Bill and draft Regulations for 8 weeks of public consultation.

$40,000 in Grant Funding for International Women’s Day 2019

The Territory Labor Government is supporting International Women’s Day by investing in events and activities that highlight the social, economic, cultural and political achievements and contribution of women.

Fighting for our fair share: GST Certainty needed for the Territory

Today Treasurers from around Australia converged on Melbourne for a Council on Federal Financial Relations (CFFR) meeting.