Media releases - Northern Territory

Australia more cyber secure

Today is the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Coalition Government’s Cyber Security Strategy – and it’s an occasion to note that the Northern Territory community has helped to make Australia a more cyber secure country. “Governments, businesses and…

Additional support for Territory students

Young Territorians will have better access to educational opportunities as a result of Coalition Government initiatives directly aimed at benefiting students in regional and remote Australia. The latest reforms represent a key element of the Government’s regional education package to…

Learning skills that help save lives

Members of the ex-service community in the Top End are being encouraged to attend a free course to learn more about suicide prevention. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said an Operation Life half-day workshop would be…

Help available for impacted workers

The Coalition Government is working to assist Ichthys LNG Project workers being made redundant by Laing O’Rourke. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the assistance would help workers to get back in the workforce as quickly…

More incentives to launch your own business

Joint Media Release with Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash Now is the time to take charge of your career and consider becoming your own boss, with greater Coalition Government support to encourage self-employment and entrepreneurship. Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash,…

Community Heritage Grants applications open

Territory not-for-profit community organisations are being encouraged to apply for grants under the Community Heritage Grants Programme. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said grants of up to $15,000 were available for community organisations such as public…

New support for youth jobs

The Coalition Government in strengthening the incentives available to Territory businesses under the jobactive PaTH Programme to encourage them to take on additional staff. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, welcomed the changes, saying they would help…

Visions of Australia funding round opens

Territory arts and cultural heritage organisations are encouraged to apply for grants under the Visions of Australia regional exhibitions touring programme. Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield, and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today that…

Gunner trashing the NT economy

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has slammed the Gunner Government for jeopardising vital investment and jobs with its ill-thought gas moratorium. “One of the fundamental things businesses need to invest is certainty – and the Gunner…

Coalition support for NT cultural festivals

Four cultural festivals in the Northern Territory have received financial support through the Coalition Government’s Festivals Australia programme. The funding has been announced by the Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield, and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel…

NT groups encouraged to apply for DVA grants

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has called on local community groups to apply for Coalition Government grants to support projects that honour Australia’s military history and personnel. Senator Scullion said the Government provided almost $29,000 to…

Roll-out of NBN access in NT complete

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has welcomed news that the roll-out of NBN access to premises in the NT has been completed. “Residents and businesses in Darwin, Palmerston, Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek have…

Health Star Ratings for Healthier Choices

More Australians are choosing healthy packaged food thanks to the Health Star Rating (HSR) system, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today. The latest phase of the Coalition Government’s HSR campaign aims to continue raising awareness…

Gunner Government holding up PET scanner

The Gunner Labor Government is holding up the delivery of a much-needed positron emission tomography (PET) scanner that the Coalition promised at the federal election, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today. “The Coalition committed $15…

Flooding in Central Australia

This week's heavy rains and floods in Central Australia have caused extensive damage across the region and difficulty for local residents and tourists.   Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has acknowledged the impact the floods have…

Rural General Practice Grants

Teaching, training and retaining the next generation of health workers in rural, regional and remote Australia is a priority for the Coalition Government. Consistent with this, the Rural General Practice Grants (RGPG) programme has replaced the Rural and Regional Teaching…

Safety first for Carpentaria Highway

Joint Media release with Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and NT Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison A $5.8 million upgrade of the Carpentaria Highway into Borroloola and the Gulf Region has been finished just in…

$62 million for NT road improvements

The Coalition Government is investing a further $62 million to improve Northern Territory roads, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today. Senator Scullion said the Buntine Highway would become safer and more reliable through a $32 …

Labor must not walk away from walkway

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has expressed his surprise and disappointment at calls from the Labor Party’s Katherine MLA, Sandra Nelson, to cut funding promised for the Nitmiluk Gorge Skywalk Project. Ms Nelson told the Legislative…

Road safety improved at Ali Curung

A $500,000 upgrade of an intersection near the Northern Territory community of Ali Curung, 150 kilometres south of Tennant Creek, has made travel safer for all drivers in the region. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said…

Empowering YOUth Round 2 Now Open

Joint Media Release with Minister for Employment Senator Michaelia Cash The Coalition Government’s focus on ensuring young Territorians are “job ready” has been strengthened with the launch of grant guidelines for the second round of the Empowering YOUth Initiatives. Minister…

Improving digital literacy in NT schools

Schools across the Northern Territory can now apply for grants from the Coalition Government to deliver digital literacy programmes to students in engaging and innovative ways. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the 2016 Digital Literacy…

Tourists flocking to the Territory

Almost 670,000 domestic tourists visited Darwin and spent almost $850 million in the last 12 months, the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia show. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the National Visitor Survey showed Darwin…

$150,000 for Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

The Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation based in Alice Springs will receive up to $150,000 over two years under the latest Building Safe Communities for Women grants round. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, and Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash,…

Celebrating Landcare groups across the NT

This week is Landcare Week and Northern Territory residents are being encouraged to celebrate and support their local Landcare groups and the important environmental and land management work they do. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said…

Giles Government leaves lasting legacy

Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has paid tribute to the outgoing Giles Country Liberals Government and congratulated Labor leader, Michael Gunner, on today's win in the NT election. Senator Scullion said…

Major remote beef road in NT upgraded

Joint Media Release with Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester Work to upgrade a major Northern Territory beef road – Mulga Park Road – linking remote communities and cattle stations to the Stuart and Lasseter highways has been completed.…

Coalition Government support for NT veterans

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, has announced Coalition Government funding to support essential advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families, war widows and widowers in Darwin and Palmerston. Senator Scullion said the…

Statement on Senator Peris

I congratulate Senator Peris on her service to the people of the Northern Territory over the last three years. As a Senator for 15 years I know how tough those first years in Parliament can be and respect her decision. …

Boosting Job Opportunities In Ngukurr

Joint Media Release with Country Liberals candidate for Lingiari Tina MacFarlane Vital job opportunities for First Australians living in Ngukurr will be increased as a result of the Yugul Mangi Development Aboriginal Corporation purchasing road construction and maintenance equipment, thanks…

Record infrastructure investment in NT

The Coalition Government is investing in a record infrastructure package to drive jobs and growth in the Northern Territory and secure the successful transition of the NT economy. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today the…

Science Week funding for EcoFair

The Arid Lands Environment Centre has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Turnbull Government to support EcoFair in Alice Springs as part of National Science Week. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, congratulated the Arid Lands…

$3.5 million for Councils in Lingiari

Councils in Lingiari will receive $3.5 million in payments this quarter under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme. This is the third of four instalments the councils will receive this financial year that they can allocate according to local…

Get ready to fly in Tennant Creek!

A flying trapeze will be a feature on the Tennant Creek landscape for three weeks from mid-July, coinciding with this year’s Desert Harmony Festival. Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today the Australian Government would provide…

Carers Week 2014

Joint Media Release with Member for Solomon, Natasha Griggs MP Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion and Member for Solomon, Natasha Griggs have encouraged Territorians to mark Carers Week 2014. “Providing care to a loved one in…

Get on board to Uluru

Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has welcomed Jetstar’s announcement of more services between Melbourne and Uluru/Ayers Rock Resort. “Jetstar knows the wonderful asset that Uluru is for tourism and that it will attract people wanting an intrinsically outback experience,”…

NT Stronger Futures a flop

Today’s NT Stronger Futures progress report confirms the Gillard Government has failed to close the gap for Northern Territory Aboriginals in education and employment, Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion said. “This report is full of Government propaganda but…

Vale Mr Yunupingu

Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has paid tribute to former Yothu Yindi lead singer, educator and great Australian Mr Yunupingu, who passed away overnight at the age of 56. “He was a leader who helped bring his people,…

NT Labor fenced in

“Northern Territory Labor Opposition is being mischievous in claims the scrapping of the Banned Drinkers Register was the reason for the erection of a fence around my office” Country Liberals Senator Nigel Scullion said earlier today. “The decision that a…

Statement on live exports

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said the Federal Government investigation into alleged allegations of animal cruelty involving Australian cattle in two Indonesian abattoirs must be allowed to be completed without hysterical Green and animal activists influencing…