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01
Sep
2014

Multi-million dollar boost for Royal Darwin Hospital

The Royal Darwin Hospital will receive an immediate multi-million dollar boost to maternity services in response to the Top End’s baby boom. Currently there are more than 2000 births at RDH a year, an increase of more than 25% in the last four years.

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29
Aug
2014

New legislation to ban smoking in cars with children

The Territory Government has introduced landmark legislation in Parliament to ban smoking in cars carrying children under 16. This is another significant reform from a NT Government that is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Territorians.

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27
Aug
2014

Stella Maris goes back to the community

The Territory Government is calling for formal expressions of interest (EOI) on the Stella Maris site. The community is being given an opportunity to put forward proposals for the iconic Stella Maris site in Darwin’s CBD.

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27
Aug
2014

Territory’s first female Auditor-General appointed

The Auditor-General is a critical position in the fabric of Territory democracy and I welcome Julie Crisp to the role as the Territory’s new Auditor-General. I thank outgoing Auditor-General Frank McGuiness for his service, holding the post of Auditor-General since 2004 and officially finishing up...

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27
Aug
2014

Strong interest in home ownership in remote communities

Public Housing tenants in remote Territory communities have expressed strong interest in the Territory Government’s new home ownership drive. Launched in June, the Remote Home Ownership Program will allow tenants on the Tiwi Islands, Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island to buy their own homes. Over...

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27
Aug
2014

Successful NT Resources Week

Hundreds of people from the international oil and gas industry gathered in Darwin for the 2014 South East Asia Australia Offshore & Onshore Conference (SEAAOC) as part of NT Resources Week. The Territory has cemented its place on the international resources stage and it was great to see so many...

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27
Aug
2014

Adelaide United in the Territory

Football fever has gripped Central Australia and the Top End over the past week with Adelaide United putting on a show against their rival A-League team and the Territory’s best soccer stars. On 21 August the Alice Springs All-Stars played against Adelaide United ahead of the A-League trial game...

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27
Aug
2014

Record number of events for Seniors Month

The Northern Territory Seniors Community has been treated to more than 100 events specifically catered for Seniors Month celebrations. To celebrate the important contribution of seniors, the NT Government is supporting opportunities for older Territorians to participate in a variety of activities...

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25
Aug
2014

New shopping centre in Palmerston

The Territory Government’s record land release program is being supported by the development of a $300 million shopping centre on Roystonea Avenue in Palmerston. Development approval has been given to Coombes Property Group to build the Gateway Shopping Centre which will boost the local economy and...

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22
Aug
2014

Berrimah North Area Plan

The Territory Government is continuing to plan for future development by releasing the draft Berrimah North Area Plan for public exhibition. This plan will guide future development decisions for the area between Vanderlin Drive, Amy Johnson Avenue, McMillan’s Road and the Stuart Highway, next to...

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