November

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Consultation open for poultry standards

Consultation is now open for the community to have their say on the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry and the associated Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).

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Northern Australian Investment Forum 2017

Territory major projects are being showcased to the world at the second Northern Australia Investment Forum (NAIF), which got underway in Cairns on Sunday 19 November.

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Funding snapped up for research into skin lesion causing virus

Darwin crocodile farm Porosus Pty Ltd, Northern Territory (NT) crocodile industry companies, the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR), and several other interstate government and university collaborators have received $1.16 million to continue research into viruses which cause skin lesions in crocodiles.

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New Land Use Maps for the Northern Territory

Newly updated land use maps covering the Northern Territory’s (NT) 1.35 million square kilometres are now available.

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Department wins two Chief Minister’s Awards

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources’ efforts to grow the Territory’s food industries and maintain strong biosecurity practices have been recognised with two wins at this year’s Chief Minister’s Awards for Excellence in the Public Sector.

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Fisheries compliance training for Aboriginal rangers

Another 14 Aboriginal Marine Rangers from across the Territory have completed their Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance.

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Watarrka National Park

Watarrka National Park is now protected from any mining or energy exploration activity following the gazettal of a Reserve Block under the Geothermal Energy Act.

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Big Rivers agribusiness potential identified

The potential for new and expanded crops and agricultural development in the Katherine and Big Rivers regions is the focus of the new document, Agribusiness Potential of the Big Rivers Region.