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TONIGHT, 17 JUNE & SATURDAY 18 JUNE
Discover the treasures in the
Northern Territory’s history,
achievements, heroes and lifestyle
with the Territory Day Quest.
Get the app and find out more at
great prizes, including a trip on The Ghan and a
flight back with Virgin Australia, for four people.
Now till 1 July
FRIDAY 1 JULY FROM 6PM
CLASSICAL CULTURE IN THE BARKLY
RAYELLA (BACKED BY THE OPERA AUSTRALIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA)
FIREWORKS 8PM • FREE EVENT FOR ALL AGES
POP UP RESTAURANT • NO ALCOHOL OR OWN FIREWORKS
Territorians now have the opportunity to further their studies and training with
assistance from the Northern Territory Government. Knowledge Territory initiatives will
provide real career pathways and choices for Territorians.
STUDY VOUCHER PROGRAM
Study Voucher valued up to $1000 or $300 will
be available to eligible apprentices and trainees to
assist with the cost of buying work wear, safety gear
and other necessities during their rst year.
Two scholarships to provide nancial support for
Territorians studying or training in the NT.
• Higher Education Scholarships worth $5000
per year for the duration of the degree.
• Vocational Education and Training
Scholarships worth up to $5000.
EMPLOYER SUPPORT SCHEME
The scheme provides the following grants to support
businesses and organisations employing apprentices
• $1000 commencement grant
• $2000 completion grant; and
• $500 re-commencement grant.
KNOWLEDGE TERRITORY CADETSHIP
A new higher education cadetship program
providng students paid work experience with NT
private sector employers relevant to their eld of
study during vacation breaks (commencing 2017).
For more information on the opportunities available to you, visit business.nt.gov.au
CHIEF Minister Adam Giles says an increase
in Aboriginal employment is a direct result of
A goal to increase Indigenous employment to 16 per
cent of the workforce - from 1800 to 3600 - by 2020
is on target with the current rate having risen from 8.7
per cent to 9.8 per cent.
The figures represent 225 new Aboriginal employees
in the NT public sector and 576 employed on Govern-
ment construction contracts since October 2014.
“The targets were deliberately ambitious because there
needed to be real and significant change,” Mr Giles said.
“The policies are making a genuine difference to
“Our approach to ending Indigenous disadvantage is
to assist people into meaningful employment.
“The pathway to economic and cultural success is
through local Aboriginal people gaining access to, and
participating in, a local economy.”
Mr Giles said the strategy had been developed in col-
laboration with Aboriginal people.
Highlights include $18 million over the next three
years to support remote community economic devel-
opment through the Community Champions program
and $1.68m awarded for multiple projects from the
$4m Remote Aboriginal Economic Development Fund.
Increase in Aboriginal employment
A NEW Farming Smarter project
will give Barkly farm businesses
access to the latest sustainable
More than $19,000, granted to the
Barkly Landcare and Conservation
Association, will be used to facilitate
a workshop on sustainable grazing
practices and the latest outcomes from
grazing management pastoral research
Announcing the successful application,
Minister for Indigenous Affairs and NT
Senator Nigel Scullion and Country
Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Tina
McFarlane said the workshop would
also give farming businesses access
to knowledge networks, resources and
information that would contribute to
profitability, improved productivity and
“The workshop will bring together
two renowned grazing scientists from
Queensland and one of the senior NT
grazing scientists to share their knowl-
edge to Barkly pastoralists about their
research,” Ms McFarlane said.
“This project, like others across the
country, will help share knowledge and
skills to boost farm productivity and
protect the natural resources that our
agricultural industries depend on.
Farm grant makes workshop possible
ELLIOTT band, Ray-
ella, will be backed by
the Opera Australia
when they headline
Tennant Creek’s Ter-
ritory Day event next
Classical Culture in the
Barkly will be presented
at the Purkiss Reserve
football oval from 6pm in
celebration of NT self gov-
ernment, granted in 1978.
Rayella, led by father-
daughter duo Mark Ray-
mond and Eleanor Dixon,
has been gaining notoriety
since the release of their
self-titled debut album and
teaming up with a chamber
orchestra is something
they’re all excited about.
At the event there will
also be a fireworks display
and a Pop Up Community
Four of Tennant’s restau-
rants will be offering the
very best of local cuisine
The event is alcohol-free
and families are encour-
aged to wear warm clothes
and bring a blanket to
As usual, fireworks will
be on sale during the day
only and they must only be
set off during the evening
between 6pm - 11pm. No
private fireworks are al-
lowed at the public event.
If you fancy some pyro-
technic entertainment, TC
Freight will be selling fire-
works with proceeds go-
ing to the iconic Tennant
Creek Christmas Tree.
While the fireworks are
only available from 9am
on 1 July, residents can
pre-order by phoning
Cath from TC Freight
said fireworks sell fast so
anyone who’s really keen
on lighting up the night
sky should either consider
the pre-order facility or
turn up early on Friday
“Past experience has
shown that stocks sell out
really quickly so we’re
urging everyone to be or-
ganised and plan ahead,”
“All proceeds from the
fireworks will be used to
fund the Christmas Tree
which is a wonderful event
that has been enjoyed by
generations of children.
“So your money not only
buys you lots of fun for
the night but will ensure
the success of the town’s
biggest and best festive
Chief Minister Adam
Giles said Territory Day
was an opportunity to cele-
brate our history, achieve-
ments, unique lifestyle and
“This year, Territory Day
events will be the biggest
since the first self-govern-
“As with every year, I
remind Territorians to use
their fireworks safely and
responsibly so we can
enjoy them for years to
WORKS on the Northern Gas
Pipeline are underway and al-
ready 19 kilometres of pipe has
Around 3,500 tonnes of steel was cast
early in May with pipe manufacture and
coating beginning shortly afterwards.
Chief Minister Adam Giles said the first
steel to be rolled out and coated on the
$800 million project was a significant
To be constructed between Tennant
Creek and Mount Isa, the pipeline will
be 623 kilometres long, linking Northern
Australian gas to the east coast market.
Mr Giles said the nation-building
project would generate investment in
regional infrastructure and deliver real
“With about 34,000 lengths of pipe
required to complete the line, the NGP
will create more than 900 jobs during the
construction phase, 600 of which will be
for locals,” he said.
“There will also be up to 100 contracts
for local businesses worth about $112
“The pipeline sets up a long-term
framework to increase gas supply, create
a more competitive energy market and
provide increased access to clean energy
for local industry, Territory electricity
generation and the eastern Australian gas
market more generally.”
Mr Giles said ongoing maintenance
and operations teams would be based in
Tennant Creek and Mount Isa.
The project reached another key mile-
stone recently with an order for four solar
turbines to be installed at Phillip Creek
and at Mount Isa.
Jemena Managing Director Paul Adams
said work was progressing well with
construction to start in 2017 and the first
gas flowing to the east coast in 2018.
“The manufacture of the first tranche
of pipeline is a significant milestone,
bringing us closer to the building phase
of the project which is on track to start
next year,” he said.
“We will be building and operating the
NGP with as much local and Indigenous
participation as possible,” he said.
The NT has an estimated 200 trillion
cubic feet of gas - potentially enough to
power Australia for more than 200 years.
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