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Review to consider VHF marine radio network

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Review to consider VHF marine radio network

Surf Life Saving NT is undertaking a detailed review to examine the installation of a VHF marine radio network to improve safety for recreational boat users on Darwin waters.

DPIF researcher honoured with national horticulture award

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DPIF researcher honoured with national horticulture award

A researcher with the NT Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (DPIF) has received the 2016 AusVeg National Award for Excellence in horticulture.

Weeds management at Legacy Mines

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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.

There’s a new Commonwealth Biosecurity Act

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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.

Our unique Northern Territory and its resources

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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.

Federal funding helps next phase of Rum Jungle rehabilitation

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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.

Love your bees

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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.

Shipment of sentinel banana plants has been delivered to Tiwi Island

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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.

Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee Announced

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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.