The Story of Our Children and Young People, a new resource which provides a comprehensive overview of the wellbeing of our children and young people, was released in late 2019.
Calling volunteer trappers in Darwin and Palmerston.
DPIRD WA is leading a nation-wide project to improve early detection and reporting of TPP across Australia. Volunteer your garden to support insect research and receive a free tomato plant.
Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020.
Women who help and serve the Northern Territory community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020: ordinary Territorians celebrated for their outstanding service and contribution.
Home is where the Arts is.
Six Northern Territory artists, arts workers and arts organisations are sharing in $200,000 of Strategic Projects and Arts Industry Development grants under the Arts NT Creative Industries Program.
Channel NT Virtual Territory Producer Appointed.
Local creative Rick Knight has been appointed Producer of Channel NT Virtual Territory, which will showcase and support NT artists as part of the Territory Government’s $2 million Creative Industries Sector Immediate Response and Resilience Program.
Hemp – versatile, sustainable and profitable.
Territory agriculture now has an exciting new opportunity thanks to the Hemp Industry Act. The Territory’s farm sector can now grow this innovative new crop which produces a versatile, environmentally sustainable and profitable product.
Business assistance available.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is impacting businesses globally in many ways including reduced trade, temporary business closures, staffing issues, and supply chain interruptions. Many Territorians are doing it tough but help is available.
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to circulate Covid-19 related online scams and phishing attacks to target businesses and people working from home.
The worker and Wellbeing fund is here to help.
To support Territorians during these uncertain economic times a $5 million Worker and Wellbeing Fund has been established for Territory workers. The fund will complement Northern Territory and Australian Government funding initiatives with an aim to help fill new and emerging gaps.
Find out what you need to know at the Business Recovery website.
The Northern Territory Government is delivering a $120 million Jobs Rescue and Recovery plan to help keep Territorians in jobs during this difficult time.
The Northern Territory (NT) Government is delivering a $65 million Jobs Rescue and Recovery plan, and an additional $50 million fund to support small business. This is to help stimulate the economy and keep Territorians in jobs.
New Coronavirus website.
The Northern Territory now has a website for information and updates about COVID-19.Territorians can use this website to get the latest news about COVID-19 in the Territory.
Government House goes digital.
In readiness for Commonwealth Wealth Week School Tours from 9 to 13 March, NT Government House has launched a Minecraft version of the House and Teaching Resources. Government House alongside Charles Darwin University and the Department of Education developed the immersive historical world of Government House using Minecraft.
School’s in for southern students.
Interstate schools can now apply for $3,000 towards the cost of a school trip to the NT as part of the Immediate Tourism Resilience Plan. The boost from $1,000 to $3,000 for the Save & Learn – NT School Excursion Program is available for interstate school groups that book an NT excursion between 1 September 2020 and 31 March 2021.
Health advice – Novel Coronavirus.
Important message to the Howard Springs Community. The people in isolation at the Munigurr-ma facility pose no health risk to your community. They were evacuated from Wuhan and the Diamond Princess cruise ship for their safety after clearing a thorough health assessment.Isolation is an extra precaution to ensure no one becomes ill during the 14 day incubation period and risks spreading the virus.
Quarantine accommodation provided.
The Northern Territory will host approximately 280 Australians who are being evacuated from China. The Chief Health Officer has complete confidence that the Darwin community will not be impacted by this cohort being quarantined at the Manigurr-ma accommodation village at Howard Springs. The facility is perfectly fit for quarantine purposes and will provide these Australians with the care they require for the 14 day period.
Wadeye community working together to preserve “special building”
The Old Convent in Wadeye has been added to the NT Heritage register, making it the first heritage-listed building in the community. The Old Convent was built in 1940 by Catholic Missionaries and local Aboriginal men using native timber. It is one of several buildings that remain from the establishment of the Catholic Mission at Wadeye, then called Port Keats.