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Weeds management at Legacy Mines

The Legacy Mines Unit of the Department of Mines and Energy awarded a tender to the Jululikari Council Aboriginal Corporation to conduct a weed survey and subsequent control activities on mining tenements in the Barkly Region of the Northern Territory.

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There’s a new Commonwealth Biosecurity Act

On 16 June 2016 the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Biosecurity Act 2015 replaced the Quarantine Act 1908.

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Our unique Northern Territory and its resources

In the Northern Territory, onshore gas is trapped in very deep shale rock which is much deeper than coal seam gas (CSG) found in the eastern states.  In the Territory, deep shale gas is an average of 2.5km underground.  Drinking water aquifers are between 300-500m underground.  A robust regulatory system ensures that onshore oil and gas can be safely regulated to protect water and the environment.

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Federal funding helps next phase of Rum Jungle rehabilitation

The recent Federal Budget allocation of $10 million through an extension of the Project Agreement with the Northern Territory Government will allow the continued rehabilitation planning at the former Rum Jungle Uranium mine site.

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Shipment of sentinel banana plants has been delivered to Tiwi Island

A shipment of sentinel banana plants has been delivered to 20 addresses on Tiwi Island, with each location receiving two banana plants.

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Love your bees

Our Apiary Officer Vicki Simlesa has recently been on the airwaves again, talking to ABC radio hosts in both Darwin and Alice Springs about the importance of bees and bee biosecurity.

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Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee Announced

The NT Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee was recently formed to provide advice to the Minister on key matters of importance to recreational fishing.

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Animal Welfare grant

The NT government is calling for applications from organisations whose primary business is animal welfare with the launch of the 2016-2017 Animal Welfare Fund Grant Programme.

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Improving safety for Tennant Creek community

The Department of Mines and Energy is continuing to provide opportunities for regional development through local employment and involvement in remediation activities by awarding a safety tender to a local Tennant Creek company Remote Concrete NT.

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NT Government helps improve environmental management practices with EIA grant

The Northern Territory Government has announced a grant of $75,000/year over two years to assist the Extractive Industry Association (EIA) improve its environmental management practices.

For more information read the Ministerial Release