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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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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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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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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

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National Banana Freckle Eradication Program phase 3 begins

No permit, no plant is the simple message from the National Banana Freckle Eradication Program as the clock ticks over to the start of Phase 3.

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International expert reviews Environmental Regulations

The Territory Government engaged international expert Dr Tina Hunter to provide an independent assessment of the draft Petroleum (Environment) Regulations for the Territory onshore gas industry. For a copy of the report visit nt.gov.au.

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Browsing ant detection dogs

Following the detection of browsing ants in the Darwin port region in July last year, the NT Government joined forces with the Queensland Government to train and deploy browsing ant detector dogs.