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Statement from the Office of the ICAC

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) Ken Fleming QC will step aside from the Office of the ICAC’s continuing involvement in the investigation into the circumstances surrounding a Death in Custody in Yuendumu.

Australian Adventure Activity Standard and Good Practice Guides endorsed

The Australian Adventure Activity Standard (AAAS) and Good Practice Guides (GPG) have officially been released after being endorsed by Australian Ministers for Sport earlier this month.

Artist applications now open for 2020 Desert Festival

Red Hot Arts Central Australia is encouraging artists of all disciplines to make a submission for next year’s Desert Festival, with artist applications now open for the 2020 event.

Supporting Territory sport through the NTIS Officiating Development Program

Six Territory sporting organisations have received grants to help upskill their officiating workforce through the first round of the 2019-20 NT Government’s Northern Territory Institute of Sport’s Officiating Development Program.

Say thank you to organ donors and families

Sunday 17 November is DonateLife Thank You Day, a national day to recognise all Australians who make organ and tissue donation possible.

Draft Multicultural Policy Open for Public Comment

A draft policy, recognising and supporting the strengths and positive contribution of multiculturalism in the Northern Territory, is now available for public comment.

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Charges laid over the death of apprentice electrician in Tennant Creek

NT WorkSafe has charged Dexter Barnes Electrical, a Tennant Creek based electrical services company, and its Director Russell O’Donnell, over failures in the workplace which resulted in the death of fourth year apprentice electrician Mr Derick Suratin on 25 February 2019.

NT Police report Yuendumu shooting

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) has received a formal report from NT Police relating to a Death in Custody in Yuendumu on Saturday 9 November 2019 for the purposes of independent, external oversight.

Help turn Type 1 diabetes into Type None at Darwin JDRF One Walk

The Darwin Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk being held on Sunday 17 November is a fundraising walk to help support vital research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Oil and Gas and Digital Infrastructure delegation to the USA

Public servants and industry advisors will join Minister Lawler on a nine day oil and gas infrastructure and digital investment attraction trip to the United States of America today.

Transforming Darwin city

Following a successful campaign seeking ideas to help improve Darwin city, Activate Darwin is now asking the public to have their say and vote for the ideas they would like to see implemented.

History Grants awarded

Recipients of the 2019-20 NT Government Northern Territory History Grants have been named.

First King Ash Bay Barra caught in Million Dollar Fish competition

Territorian Jamie McGuinness has become the first to reel in a tagged Barra at King Ash Bay as part of the Million Dollar Fish competition.

NT Tourism products promoted at Australia Marketplace China

Kakadu Tourism and Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia together with national operators that sell NT tourism products, Journey Beyond, Sealink, New Asia Pacific Tours and AAT Kings are currently taking part in Tourism Australia’s flagship trade event in China, Australia Marketplace China 2019.

Construction companies charged over 2017 work place death

NT WorkSafe has charged Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd and Whittens Group Pty Ltd, after a worker was killed in a workplace incident at the Inpex Onshore LNG Facility.

New Top End mountain bike trail map

A new Top End mountain bike trail map is available for local and visiting mountain bikers to navigate the shared-use trails at Charles Darwin National Park and Casuarina Coastal Reserve, as part of the NT Government’s $1 million investment in the NT Mountain Bike Master Plan.

Bring in 2020 at the Darwin Waterfront this New Year’s Eve

The countdown is on for Darwin’s biggest free New Year’s Eve bonanza at the Darwin Waterfront.

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Respect Your Taxi and Minibus Driver

The Northern Territory Government has launched the Respect Your Taxi and Minibus Driver campaign, encouraging Territorians to behave appropriately when using a taxi or minibus service.

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Snag a leafy bargain at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens plant sale

Head to the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens this weekend to snap up a blossoming bargain at the annual plant sale.

Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants open

Grant funding of $1 million to improve the safety of women and children in the Northern Territory was released recently.

Measles Alert

Territorians are being warned to be alert for measles and get immunised if required, following confirmation of a case of this highly contagious disease in Darwin.

ICAC Commissioner endorses joint communique with national integrity leaders

Commissioner Ken Fleming QC has endorsed a joint communique with the heads of national anti-corruption and integrity agencies to call upon public sector leaders to commit and act against corruption.

Australia gets a taste of a Top End summer

Over 942,000 Aussies that tune in to Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise this Saturday 2 November will get a taste of what a summer holiday in the Top End can offer as part of Tourism NT’s Now in Season national marketing campaign.

Applications open for Artists in the Park program

Applications are open for the next round of the Territory Wildlife Park’s Artists in the Park (AiP) residency program. AiP gives artists exclusive access to the Park’s fascinating collection of flora and fauna, which they use as inspiration for their work. Artists are also able to tap into the extensive knowledge of the Park’s zookeepers and guides.

Visitors to Territory parks urged to Beat the Heat as temps soar

As temperatures soar across the Territory, visitors to NT parks are being urged to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness and fatalities.

Free secure parking at Buffalo Creek boat ramp

The NT Government is changing the way people access the secure compound at the Buffalo Creek Management Area (BCMA) boat ramp, and there will no longer be a fee to use the facility.

Delegation to Indonesia to promote livestock industry

Two Northern Territory Government employees will accompany the Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, the Honourable Paul Kirby to Indonesia to promote the livestock industry in the Territory.

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Top Travel Influencers to promote Territory Summer

Over the next seven days 23 of Australia’s top travel influencers will converge in the Northern Territory as part of Tourism NT’s Now in Season campaign that is currently in market nationally and runs up to December 2019.

Top End to feature in The Amazing Race Australia

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge has been revealed as the finish line for Channel 10’s The Amazing Race Australia with Tourism NT partnering with Jetstar to co-sponsor the season and showcase the Top End to a national audience.

Food safety advice for householders

With summer on the way, the Central Australia Health Service is reminding people living in Central Australia to take note of food safety.

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Have your say on health care for family and close friends

The people of the Northern Territory have an opportunity to shape important laws on health care for their loved ones with the release of a discussion paper today. The Health Care Decision Maker discussion paper outlines proposed legal reforms to improve health care decision making when patients do not have the capacity to make decisions themselves.

Delegation to China for Reaching South

Senior public servants will form part of the Territory’s 100 person plus delegation to the Reaching South events in Shenzhen, China.

2019 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Finalists Announced

Congratulations to 21 Territory artists who have been announced as finalists for the prestigious 2019 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award.

Establishment of Fire Coordination Centre

A Fire Coordination Centre has been established at the Peter McAulay Centre in Berrimah, in response to the ongoing bushfires currently affecting communities and pastoral leases across the Northern Territory.

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Baby boom at Territory Wildlife Park

The Territory Wildlife Park is in the midst of an unprecedented baby boom with zookeepers swamped by 11 baby animals.

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