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2015 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

Posted: 23 January 2015

Nurses and midwives are dedicated to their profession and the health and wellbeing of the people of the Northern Territory. The Awards acknowledge the great work they all do every day, and at the same time celebrate outstanding nurses and midwives who practice their profession at the highest level. Nominations are now open and will close on Friday 27 February 2015. Visit for details.

NT Government helping ease back to school pressures

Posted: 22 January 2015

Families across the Northern Territory will be given a helping hand with 2015 school costs, with the Back to School Payment Scheme supporting students from Pre-school to Year 12.

The $150 entitlement can be used to offset costs on things like textbooks, stationery, uniforms and hats, book bags, school camps and excursions.

The scheme was successful in 2014 with more than 98 per cent of eligible students taking advantage of the $6.7 million funding.

Parents and guardians should claim entitlements directly through their school.

For a full calendar of 2015 school term dates go to You can also view the television commercial on Youtube.

New $23 million education package announced

Posted: 22 January 2015

The Northern Territory Government has announced $23 million in new funding for education.

The money, provided over four years, will form part of a $40 million package to assist schools as they transition to Global School Budgets and the new student needs-based funding model.

The Global School Budgets is a key initiative to give schools greater autonomy and reduce red tape.

The new system will ensure NT students continue to have access to a high quality of education for many years to come.

The funding will be particularly focused on special schools and large middle and senior schools.

It is expected the additional money will be allocated in Term 1 once enrolments are finalised, ensuring budgets are as current and as accurate as possible.