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Royals visit Central Australia

Posted: 22 April 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Central Australia today including the iconic Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where they will meet Traditional Owners and local Indigenous artists, and experience a taste of our Territory hospitality. This is a great opportunity to showcase Central Australia’s magnificent landscape and rich culture to the world, promoting it as an attractive place to visit.

Northern Australia development

Posted: 14 April 2014

The Northern Territory Government is stepping up its push for Northern Australia development with the launch of a new campaign aimed at engaging Territorians in a conversation about the future. The Northern Territory Government has a plan to make the Territory the capital of Northern Australia and wants to start talking to Territorians about their priorities into the future and their ideas for how we should develop.

A new website and advertising campaign has been launched explaining the huge opportunities available because of our proximity to Asia. The new Northern Australia Development Office is also planning a roadshow and a series of public forums in key regional centres over the coming months.

Sports vouchers set to increase to $200

Posted: 11 April 2014

Chief Minister Adam Giles has announced the Territory Government’s Sport Vouchers will increase from $75 to $200 a year. The scheme will receive a $5 million boost in the upcoming Territory Budget, as part of a package of measures aimed at providing financial relief to Territory families. “Our $75 Sport Vouchers have proved hugely popular with Territory families with more than 20,000 kids redeeming the Vouchers last year,” Chief Minister Adam Giles said. “Helping families cover the cost of their children getting involved in sport and recreation activities is a part our plan to drive down the cost of living.”

The new Sport Vouchers will be increased from $75 to $200, with $100 vouchers issued to parents twice a year in July and January. Under the Scheme, the Vouchers can be used for registration, essential equipment and uniform costs at any registered sporting or recreation club, group or organisation. Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing Matt Conlan said the scheme would also be expanded to include a wider range of sport and recreation activities including girl guides and scouts, dance, music lessons and other arts and cultural pursuits. “We know healthy minds are just as important as healthy bodies and our new scheme will get more Territory kids off the couch, off the streets and into organised activities,” said Mr Conlan.

The new scheme will begin on 1 July 2014. For more information visit: www.sportvoucher.nt.gov.au