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Strategy to target reducing domestic and family violence

Posted: 19 September 2014

The Domestic and Family Violence Reduction Strategy 2014-17: Safety is Everyone’s Right was launched by Attorney-General John Elferink and Minister for Women’s Policy Bess Price, alongside Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Michaelia Cash in Alice Springs today.

The core of the strategy is the Family Safety Framework, an action based, crisis intervention response that focuses on protecting high risk victims from further harm.

The $18 million strategy funded by both the Northern Territory Government and the Australian Government is an integrated approach that will see government departments and non-government organisations working closely together to deliver a localised and individual approach for victims of domestic and family violence.

Multi-million dollar intersection tender to boost Palmerston and Rural area

Posted: 19 September 2014

The Northern Territory Government has released a tender for the multi million dollar redevelopment of an intersection that marks a key stage in the development of the Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Minister for Infrastructure Peter Styles said the work on the Stuart Highway and Temple Terrace intersection was an important investment into the future of the Palmerston and rural area.

“The redesigned intersection will improve traffic flow, improve safety and relieve congestion in the local area,” Minister Styles said.

“The design will allow for growth and development into the future, including safe access for emergency vehicles, visitors and staff as part of the operations of the new hospital.”

Work on the intersection is expected to begin in late October and will be scheduled to minimise disruption to motorists during peak traffic hours. 

For more information on the Palmerston Regional Hospital visit: http://health.nt.gov.au/Palmerston_Regional_Hospital/index.aspx

Northern Territory Tourism Hits Five-Year High

Posted: 10 September 2014

The latest national domestic tourism statistics have revealed a significant spike in tourism to the Northern Territory.

Tourism Minister Matt Conlan said Tourism Research Australia’s latest National Visitor Survey showed the local industry was on the road to recovery with domestic visitation to the NT up 9.4 per cent.

“Australians have started to Do the NT with domestic visitation back over the one million mark to 1.05 million for the year ending June 2014, our best result since 2008-09,” said Mr Conlan.

“The figures also show domestic visitor expenditure was up 3 per cent, and while this is good news for the Territory’s economy, we know the road to recovery is a long road and there is still much work to do.

“These results show the Government’s commitment to return the Territory’s tourism industry to growth is on track and our new marketing strategies and Do the NT campaign, launched in September last year, is starting to cut through.”

Overall, the combined domestic and international visitors to the Territory have also shown an increase over the last financial year, up 7.6 per cent to 1.4 million visitors. Total expenditure also increased 1.9 per cent to $1.75 billion in the 2013-14 financial year compared to 2012-13.

Darwin 40 years on from Cyclone Tracy

Posted: 10 September 2014

The Northern Territory Government has unveiled a range of events and a new website to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Cyclone Tracy over the next six months.

The anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the Territory’s resilience and community spirit, as well as how far Darwin has come since the Cyclone hit.

It’s also an opportunity for us all to acknowledge those who were involved in the reconstruction effort and the many Australians who came together to support Territorians in the wake of one of the most significant natural disasters in Australia’s history.

The Territory Government’s program of events will complement activities being planned by the City Of Darwin and is aimed at raising awareness of how Darwin rebuilt and grew.

For more information or to share your story, visit www.cyclonetracy.nt.gov.au