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New Tourism Campaign Inspires Aussies to ‘Seek Different’

The best of the Northern Territory will be on show to the rest of the country over the coming months, with a new tourism campaign officially launching today.

Access Arrangements for Fishing on Aboriginal Land

Land owners have granted access to high use inter-tidal waters affected by the Blue Mud Bay decision, which will remain open at least through to 31 December 2022.

Parrtjima Program Bringing Top Talent to Red Centre

The full program for this year’s Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has been revealed, with a slew of world-class artists, musicians and speakers to showcase their talents at the iconic Alice Springs event.

Disaster Assistance for the Jilkminggan Flood Event

Disaster assistance has been made available for the Jilkminggan community affected by flooding on 25 February 2021.

March Madness Campaign to Reel in More Million Dollar Fish Winners

For the first time, anglers in the Territory will have the chance to reel in even more cash as part of Australia’s richest fishing competition, Million Dollar Fish.

Dates Confirmed For Exciting New Festival Under the Milky Way

A captivating new festival celebrating our innate connection to the night skies has been confirmed for 6-14 May 2021 at Earth Sanctuary in Alice Springs.

Planning Amendment Bill 2021 Passed

There is now greater certainty for the community and businesses around planning decisions with the passing of the Planning Amendment Bill 2021 today.

City Security Patrols Extended

The City Safe Security Patrol Pilot program has been extended in Darwin’s CBD, with the Territory Government and City of Darwin awarding a 16 month contract to Territory Protective Services.

Territory Exploration Grants Open

Applications are now open for Round 14 of the Territory Government’s exploration drilling and geophysics grants.

Boosting Jobs: Local Seafood Processing on the Horizon

The Territory Government, local business and industry are working together to support and grow our local seafood industry, with today’s release of the Seafood Processing Facility Scoping Report.

AROWS Water Study on Target in the Northern Territory

Secure, reliable and cost-effective water supply is a step closer to supporting economic development in the Darwin region, with the Adelaide River Off-Stream Water Storage (AROWS) preliminary assessment now complete.

First Step of Renewable Hydrogen Trial in Tennant Creek

The Territory Labor Government knows that investing in renewables delivers clean, affordable and reliable energy for Territorians, attracts new private investment and creates more local jobs.

First Territorians Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Frontline health care and quarantine workers have today received their first vaccination against COVID-19 at Royal Darwin Hospital.

Road to Recovery: Territory Tourism Vouchers Inject Millions into Economy

More than $18 million has been generated into the Territory’s tourism sector, as a result of the Territory Labor Government’s Territory Tourism Voucher scheme.

60 New Nurses For Top End Hospitals

The Territory Labor Government has this week welcomed 63 graduate nurses and midwives, who have begun orientation at hospitals across the Top End.

Promoting Private Investment: Exploration Seminar Set for April

Registrations are now open for the Territory’s premium exploration event, the Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES).

Supporting the Territory arts sector: Grants recipients announced

The Northern Territory Government continues to invest in the arts sector, supporting the growth and excellence of art professionals and organisations, and encouraging community participation in arts and culture.

Petroleum Onshore Information NT Portal now Available

The public can now access key information and data about onshore petroleum activities via the Territory Government’s new Petroleum Onshore Information NT (POINT) portal.

Creating Certainty for Industry and Territorians: New Planning Amendment Bill Introduced

The Territory Labor Government is improving certainty and understanding around planning decisions with the Planning Amendment Bill 2021 introduced into Parliament today.

Protecting Territorians: COVID-19 Vaccine Legislation Introduced as Parliament Resumes

The Territory Labor Government will introduce legislation on urgency this week, to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out safely and effectively across the Northern Territory.

New members appointed to Heritage Council

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech has announced the appointment of seven new members to the Territory’s 11-member Heritage Council.

“Can-Do” Territory: New Portal Making it Easier to Set Up Business

The Territory Labor Government promised to make the Territory the easiest place in the country to do business – and we are doing just that.

Grab Your Tickets To Darwin’s NRL ANZAC Round Clash

Tickets go on sale today for the Parramatta Eels v Brisbane Broncos blockbuster clash, which will kick off in Darwin this April.

Northern Territory’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout to Start Soon

The Northern Territory Government has today announced the details for the first stage of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the Territory.

Backing the Bush and Backing Jobs: Roadhouse to Recovery Recipients

A total of 35 remote roadhouses, wayside inns and caravan parks across the Territory will receive almost $4 million to upgrade their facilities.

Grants Available to assist Local Sporting Organisations

There are a range of grants on offer to support the involvement of Territorians in sport and active recreation.

Jobs and Events for Territorians: Community Benefit Fund Grants Up For Grabs

Not-for-profit organisations across the Territory can access hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding, with applications for the Community Benefit Fund Grants now open.

Be Part of MaveriX – Local Workers Needed

Central Australia is set to start production of the adrenaline-fuelled ABC TV series MaveriX this month and 400 Territorians are needed to fill crew jobs including extras, construction workers and even set nurses.

Comeback Capital: First Roadhouse to Recovery Grant Recipient Announced

The Territory Labor Government has today announced the first recipient of the highly-popular Roadhouse to Recovery grant.

B Part of It NT: Free Meningococcal B Vaccine for Young Territorians

Thousands of young Territorians will be vaccinated against meningococcal B for free, as part of a study being undertaken in the Northern Territory for the first time.

Keeping Territorians Safe: Drones to Deliver Health Services

In a first for the Territory, drones will be used to deliver health care into remote communities across the NT.

Road to Recovery: Interstate Tourism Targeted in New Events Campaign

From the breathtaking projections at Parrtjima, to the sound of the Supercars, and the vibrant colours and culture at Barunga – the Northern Territory really does have it all when it comes to our unique and cultural calendar of events.

International Women’s Day Grants Awarded

More than $40,000 has been provided to 30 organisations and community groups across the Territory to assist in hosting International Women’s Day events in March this year.

Protecting Animals: Animal Welfare Grants

The Territory Government is ensuring our animals are well looked after with seven organisations receiving a share of $100,000 in grant funding to deliver programs and services that support animal welfare initiatives.

Sneak peek of Parrtjima 2021

Excitement is building for Parrtjima 2021, and an online preview on Monday, 8 February, will give Territorians a taste of what they can expect at Festival in Light.

Protecting our Environment: Government to Ban Seabed Mining

The Territory Labor Government has decided to declare a ban on seabed mining in the Territory.

Construction project to create jobs and deliver homes to remote communities

The Territory Labor Government’s focus on jobs and housing is driving a $27.5 million project to deliver 70 new homes to remote communities.

Road to Recovery: Brand New Events to Boost Territory Tourism

Territorians can look forward to an action-packed 12 months, with 11 new events added to the calendar, thanks to the Northern Territory Major Events Company’s latest round of event funding.

Final Round of Territory Tourism Vouchers a Hit

Territorians were ready for the final release of the Territory Labor Government’s most popular COVID-19 stimulus last night, with 10,000 people registering for round 3 of the Territory Tourism Voucher within the first five minutes.

Back to School: Labor Delivers Second Stage of Zuccoli Primary School

The Territory Labor Government has delivered the second stage of the Zuccoli Primary School for the commencement of term 1 today.

Electricity Market Priority Reforms Program Papers Released

In another significant step towards 50 per cent renewables by 2030, the Northern Territory Government has today released policy position and consultation papers on priority electricity market reforms.

Lowering the Cost of Living for NT Families: Sport Vouchers Available

The Territory Labor Government is reducing the cost of living for Territory families and supporting local businesses by continuing to deliver the Sport Voucher Scheme.

New policy to pave the way for better future for Homelands

A new homelands policy will be developed by the Territory Labor Government in collaboration with land councils, the Australian Government and homelands residents as part of its response to an independent review.

Major Milestone Reached for Renewable Energy Project

The Territory Labor Government and Sun Cable have signed a milestone agreement that will advance development of the $22 billion Australia-ASEAN Power Link (AAPL).

Retirement of Independent Commissioner Against Corruption

On behalf of the Government, I thank Ken Fleming QC for his outstanding service to the Northern Territory as its first Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

Grants to support NT’s creative industries

The Territory Labor Government has put $200,000 on the table to further support the NT’s creative industries.

Jobs First Plan: $5 Million Customer Experience Grants Open

In another boost for Territory Small Businesses, applications have now opened for the Territory Labor Government’s Small Business CX Grants.

Roads Investment to open up Major Projects in the Northern Territory

The Coalition Government is taking further steps to fast track the enormous economic benefits of the Beetaloo Basin with the announcement of the Northern Territory’s Gas Industry Roads Upgrades program, funded through the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative.

Road Safety Funding Flows to the Northern Territory

New road safety upgrades and improvements will be delivered in the Northern Territory thanks to the Australian Government which has allocated $33.3 million to the Northern Territory under the first tranche of the $2 billion Road Safety Program, with a further $13.7 million provided by the Territory Government.

Local Film Generates Millions Ahead of National Release

The Top End’s red carpet will come alive tonight with local and internationally acclaimed actors, for the Darwin premiere of a Territory production ahead of its national release.