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Million Dollar Fish to lure more visitors to the Top End

Posted: 2 October 2015

Fishing fever is set to grip the Top End with the Northern Territory Government's Million Dollar Fish campaign kicking off this week.

The competition has seen 76 barramundi tagged and released across fishing locations in the Top End over the past two months with one having a $1 million CrownBet prize tag and the remaining 75 having $10,000 cash prize tags.

The campaign aims to stimulate the tourism industry over the wet season with anglers encouraged to bring their families and enjoy the unique tourism experiences in the Territory.

The campaign will generate invaluable national and international exposure and put the Northern Territory on the global fishing map.

More than 30,000 people have already registered for the competition with anglers locally, interstate and overseas all trying to hook the big one.

All 76 Million Dollar Fish tagged Barramundi are of legal size and have been released sustainably in areas where fishing efforts are known to occur in the Territory.

Punters who strike it lucky and catch a fish with a Million Dollar Fish competition tag should take a photo of the fish with the tag clearly visible. Once a photo is taken, call the Million Dollar Fish hotline on 1800 077 001 to verify your fish.

The competition will run from 1 October 2015 to 29 February 2016, and participants must register online at to compete.

30 new recruits welcomed to the Northern Territory Police Force

Posted: 2 October 2015

This week, 30 new Police Officers were welcomed into the Police force as part of the Northern Territory Government's commitment to deliver an additional 120 Police Officers.

Most of these new Police Officers will soon take up remote and regional postings in Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Wadeye.

The new recruits have been congratulated on their choice to take up a policing role in the Territory where they will experience unique professional challenges, lifestyles, people and locations.

Of the 30 new recruits, there are five new Aboriginal Police Community Officers (APCO) and 25 members of the Accelerated Recruit Program (ARP).

The ARP Squads are comprised of recruits from right across the country as well as New Zealand, bringing with them many skills from their previous jurisdictions.

October Business Month launches this week

Posted: 30 September 2015

October Business Month will officially get underway on Thursday, October 1 with the OBM Alice Springs Official Opening breakfast featuring keynote speaker Mr Ruslan Kogan, the founder and CEO of with the Darwin Launch to follow that evening at the Darwin Convention Centre.

This year there will be over 190 events across the month centred around OBM’s 2015 themes of leadership, finance, marketing, social media, business technology and women in leadership.

Other keynote speakers include RedBalloon founder Ms Naomi Simson, multi-award winning chef and restaurateur Mr Matt Moran, Australian Olympian and businessman Mr Steven Bradbury, NAB Director and Senior Market Economist Mr David de Garis, Carmen’s Founder Ms Carolyn Creswell, Editor in Chief of Collective Magazine Lisa Messenger and author of Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin.

To find out how you can get involved in this year’s exciting program visit the website at or follow OBM on facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.