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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.

$150 Per Student for Back-to-School Support

The Territory Labor Government is again providing every Territory child from preschool to year 12 with $150 to assist with the cost of returning to school in 2021.

Taking Care of our Vulnerable Families: Client Management System Tender Awarded

The Territory Labor Government is working to ensure every child has the best start in life.

BuildBonus Shovelling Millions into Local Economy

The Territory Labor Government’s BuildBonus grant has generated more than $200 million into the local economy since it was introduced.

Design Tender Released for Jabiru Health Centre

The Territory Labor Government has released the design tender for Jabiru’s new Health Centre, which will provide Territorians across the West Arnhem Region with access to enhanced health care services. 

Tender Awarded for the Alice Springs Hospital Multi-Storey Car Park

The Territory Labor Government will build a multi-storey carpark at the Alice Springs Hospital.

Massive Win for Territory Economy and Local Jobs: Jervois Mining Project to Go Ahead

In a huge win for local jobs, the Mining Management Plan (MMP) for the Jervois Base Metal Project has officially been given the green light by the Territory Labor government.

Construction Underway at the New Palmerston Regional Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services Complex

The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in projects which create local jobs and enhance community safety.

Creating Jobs and Fighting for our Climate: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tender Released

The Territory Labor Government knows that the community wants action on climate change to deliver affordable clean energy, create jobs for Territorians and to protect our natural assets.

Concession and Seniors Recognition Schemes go Online

It has never been easier for members of the Northern Territory Concessions Scheme (NTCS) and Northern Territory Seniors Recognition Scheme (NTSRS) to undertake their annual renewals thanks to a new online portal launching today.

Concession and Seniors Recognition Schemes go Online

It has never been easier for members of the Northern Territory Concessions Scheme (NTCS) and Northern Territory Seniors Recognition Scheme (NTSRS) to undertake their annual renewals thanks to a new online portal launching today.

1990 Cabinet records reveal insights into the Territory’s past

The Northern Territory Government officially declared the Gregory National Park; introduced ozone protection legislation; and relocated all NT University operations to the Casuarina campus, historic Cabinet records from 1990 reveal.

Reappointment of NT Public Guardian

The NT Government has reappointed Beth Walker as the NT Public Guardian for a term of five years from 1 February 2021.

Turbocharging Tourism: Electricity Network Upgrades Underway for Jabiru

The township of Jabiru is taking another big step towards transitioning into a major tourism hub, with $10 million set aside to carry out upgrades and repairs to its electricity network.

Keeping Territory Youth Engaged: Release of the December 2020/January 2021 School Holiday Program

The Territory Labor Government has invested in over 600 activities for children, young people and families throughout the Territory in the upcoming school holiday (18 December – 31 January).

Destination NT: Regional Destination Management Plans Released

Regional Destination Management Plans for major regional Territory tourism areas of Big Rivers, Barkly, Alice Springs, MacDonnell Ranges and Lasseters have today been released.

Bumper Year: Record Number of NTCET Completers in 2020

Despite the challenges of 2020 due to COVID-19, Territory year 12 students have defied the odds with a record number of students receiving their NT Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET).

Small Business JobMaker Booster Scheme Opens

Small businesses across the Territory can today capitalise on the Northern Territory Labor Government’s $7.8 million Small Business JobMaker Booster schemes.

2021 BASSINTHEGRASS line-up revealed

Christmas has come early for NT music fans with the 2021 BASSINTHEGRASS line-up released this morning.

Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment Act 2019 to commence in New Year

Changes to the Northern Territory Residential Tenancies Act 1999 commence on 1 January 2021 after being passed by the Parliament earlier this year.

Red Tape Busting: Increased Certainty to Pastoralists and the Petroleum Industry

The NT Government has now endorsed the Petroleum Regulations 2020, providing clarity for Territory land owners and the petroleum industry.

Boots on the Ground, Jobs for Territorians: Gamba Army Works Begin

The Territory Labor Government has stepped up its fight against Gamba Grass with the Gamba Army deployed to key areas.


NT Health Chief Executive Professor Catherine Stoddart has advised me of her resignation effective February 2021.

Territory Labor Government Innovating and Strengthening NT Health System

Northern Territory Health, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT) and Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN) have partnered to increase the use of digital health technologies.

Tourism Digital Booking Grant Recipients Announced

Fifty Territory tourism businesses are participating in the Territory Labor Government’s Book Now Digital Support Program.

2021 Youth Round Table Recruitment Commences

Recruitment for NT Youth Round Table 2021 is now open, while the NT Youth Round Table 2020 came to a close this weekend at the Darwin Waterfront.

BuildBonus Grant Extended into the New Year

Territorians looking to realise their dream of building their own home in 2021 can access additional funding, with the Northern Territory Government today announcing that the BuildBonus Grant has been extended.

2020 NT Sports Awards Winners Announced

The Territory’s elite sportspeople were celebrated at the 2020 NT Sports Awards last night.

Thousands of Territorians Check-In With New App

In its first week of operation, The Territory Check In app has been downloaded more than 30 thousand times by Territorians.

2020 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award winner announced

Robyn Frances has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award for her work titled John.

Red CentreNATS: 2021 Tickets on Sale

Spectator tickets are on sale for Territory favourite, the ultimate festival of wheels, the Red CentreNATS.

Darwin's Christmas Tunnel Set to Light Up

With the festive season officially upon us, the Darwin CBD is coming alive with all things Christmas.

Boosting Business and Services: Jabiru Jumps On Board the NBN

Residents in Jabiru can look forward to fast and reliable fibre connectivity, with the Northern Territory Government today announcing it has partnered with the NBN Co. to rollout the National Broadband Network in the township.

Territory Economic Reconstruction Final Report

The Government has today released the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission’s Final Report.

Boosting Small Business: New Digital Grants up for Grabs

Applications for the Government’s multi-million dollar Small Business Pivot Grants are now open.

NT first in Australia to welcome back international students

The Territory Labor Government is once again leading the nation on the COVID-19 rebound by being the first jurisdiction to welcome back international students.

Protecting our Environment: Gamba Action Program Begins

The Territory Government is continuing its fight against gamba grass by today launching the 2020-2021 Gamba Action Program.

Chok’s Place Goes Back to Back at Laksa Festival

The votes are in and the laksa lovers have spoken – and Chok’s Place has taken out the top spot with the coveted ‘Golden Bowl’ at the 2020 Darwin International Laksa Festival for the second year in a row.

Records Smashed in the 2020 Laksa Festival

There’s just one sleep left until the Darwin CBD comes alive with all things laksa, for the finale of the second Darwin International Laksa Festival.

Festive Season Funding to Support Small Businesses

The Northern Territory Government is introducing two new grant programs to help struggling small businesses continue trading and keep Territorians in jobs over the Christmas period.

An extra Public Holiday for Territorians in 2020

The Northern Territory Government will declare Saturday, 26 December 2020 a public holiday – to recognise and reward the Territory workers who have made extraordinary contributions to the Territory’s survival and success this year.

NRL 2021: Darwin to host ANZAC Round Clash

The Parramatta Eels will take on the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL’s Anzac round at TIO Stadium on Friday, 23 April 2021.

NRL 2021: Darwin to host ANZAC Round Clash

The Parramatta Eels will take on the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL’s Anzac round at TIO Stadium on Friday, 23 April 2021.

Recognising Excellence: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Awards

Three outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners have been recognised today at an awards ceremony at Parliament House for excellence in their fields.

Lighting the SPARK for five Territory Filmmakers

Five emerging Territory filmmakers have each received $25,000 from the NT Government and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), as part of the SPARK short film initiative.

Full Speed Ahead for 2021 Darwin Supercars

The Darwin Triple Crown weekend will take place from 18-20 June next year with hospitality tickets on sale from 10am today, and general admission tickets from Friday, 27 November.