First Smart Cities funding announced

Darwin to get ‘switched on’ The Australian Government has made its first grants under its Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. The grants are to Darwin to ‘switch on’ the city, and to a number of smaller projects in Perth. The program, announced in March 2017 has earmarked $50 million for projects across Australia, with 40 […]

Indigenous leaders applaud language protection policy

By Angela Dorizas Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma has welcomed the introduction of the national Indigenous languages policy and called on the Northern Territory Government to follow suit. Announced by the Federal Minister for Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett, and Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, the new […]

NT Govt to buy Aussie-made fleet

The Northern Territory Government will not replace its fleet with the most environmentally friendly vehicles available, opting for Australian made instead. The Government currently has a small number of petrol-electric Toyota Prius vehichles, but will not replace its entire fleet with the Japanese made model, even though it is the best selling hybrid car on the […]

NT Govt cuts procurement red tape

By Rob O'Brien The Northern Territory government is cutting red tape to assist infrastructure projects struggling in the face of the global financial crisis. Chief Minister Paul Henderson has announced comprehensive changes to procurement so the Territory can take full advantage of the Federal Government’s $42 billion stimulus package. “We’re cutting red tape to protect […]


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