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Northern Territory Fuel Price Summit

Posted: 29 September 2014

The Northern Territory Government is holding a Fuel Price Summit on Tuesday 7 October to find out why fuel prices are so high in the Territory compared to other parts of Australia.

There is serious concern among Territory motorists that they are not getting a fair deal at the petrol bowser. This summit is an opportunity to find out if that’s the case and why.

Letters have been sent to company executives and peak industry bodies inviting them to attend and participate.

The public are also invited to be part of the process by attending or submitting a question online or over the phone prior to the event.

For more information, to register to attend, or to submit a question visit www.ntfuelsummit.nt.gov.au

Inaugural Mitchell Street Mile a real winner

Posted: 22 September 2014

More than 3500 onlookers flocked to Mitchell Street in Darwin’s CBD on Sunday 21 September for the running of the inaugural Mitchell Street Mile.

In front of the vocal crowd, Australia mile record holder Craig Mottram claimed the title of the fastest miler in a sprint finish in a time of 4.03.6. While in the elite women’s race, Australian cross country champion Bridey Delaney crossed the line first in a time of 4.47.2.

“Despite the hot and humid conditions, it was great to see such exciting races in both of the elite categories and such quick times with Craig going oh so close to breaking the 4 minute mile,” said Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing Matt Conlan who fired the starter’s gun on the inaugural race today.

“It was also great to see such community spirit on show with everyone supporting and cheering on all the runners, which included our fire fighters, defence, police force members and even the bomb squad, as they ran down Mitchell Street or as they crossed the finish line.”

The inaugural Mitchell Street Mile saw 410 competitors from every state and territory complete the 1.6 kilometre course from the Deck Bar to the Darwin Entertainment Centre and back with the youngest competitor 6 years old and oldest 83.

For a full list of winners go to: www.mitchellstreetmile.com.au

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.