Article – NT Labor leader Michael Gunner unveils new-look front bench with Lynne Walker as deputy leader, after resignation of Delia Lawrie

by 28 April 2015

23 April 2015 ABC News

The Northern Territory Opposition has dumped former leader Delia Lawrie from its front bench and installed Lynne Walker as the new deputy leader.

After the first Caucus meeting since his successful leadership challenge, Northern Territory ALP leader Michael Gunner on Thursday unveiled his new-look team.

As expected Ms Lawrie, who has been under a cloud since a Supreme Court judge recently criticised her actions during an inquiry last year, was [...]

Article – Big week of budget announcements for NT

by 21 April 2015

10 April 2015 AAP

The Northern Territory government has made six budget announcements this week, including funding for a new special-needs school, more police and a boost to tourism.

The Country Liberals’ third budget will be unveiled on April 28.

Treasurer Dave Tollner has already flagged that it will be “responsible and frugal” but with a “significant” infrastructure spend.

A $31.5 million new school with places for 120 middle and senior students with special [...]

Annual Developing Northern Australia Conference

by 31 March 2015

The program will cover the critical issues facing the area from north of the Tropic of Capricorn, spanning Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland; an area of approximately three million square kilometres with a population of around one million people.

It will engage with the drivers of growth including agriculture, mining, energy, tourism and other emerging sectors. The strategic importance of the North with its geographic proximity to Asian markets presents both challenges and opportunities [...]

Article – Unlocking the North

by 17 March 2015

14 March 2015 Matt Sherrington North Queensland Register

UNLOCKING the potential of the North is the key idea for the highly anticipated Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) 31st Annual General Meeting, Conference and Gala Dinner, being held at the Darwin Convention Centre on March 26-27.

NTCA CEO Tracey Hayes said the event will include an intensive program aimed at challenging industry to look at the emerging issues facing current and future generations of producers.

“Across [...]

Article – NT to East Coast gas link proposal gains momentum

by 8 January 2015

Summer 2014/15 Gas Today

A gas pipeline linking the Northern Territory to the east coast gas market is now closer than ever after NSW and NT signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the pipeline. Gas Today spoke with NT Chief Minister Adam Giles about the proposed pipeline.

After having recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the NSW Government, while also having been given the blessing of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the Northern [...]

Article – Fertiliser giant Incitec Pivot signs deal to get Northern Territory gas

by 18 November 2014

13 November 2014 Nathan Coates ABC Rural

A proposed gas pipeline from the Northern Territory to eastern states would be a huge boost to the viability of Australia’s largest fertiliser manufacturer, Incitec Pivot.

AUDIO: Northern Territory gas pipeline will help viability of Incitec Pivot (ABC Rural)

Resources company, Central Petroleum, has just signed a heads of agreement with Incitec Pivot to supply 15 petajoules of gas annually, based on the anticipated construction of the NT pipeline.

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Article – Northern Territory will be farmed but not everyone wants to dam it

by 9 September 2014

6 September 2014 Sue Neales The Australian

THE clear warm water is gushing and gurgling across the dry plains of Tipperary Station as the new bore churns and drills into the limestone aquifers deep below the famous Top End cattle station.

It’s a sight that has lifelong cattleman David Warriner grinning in delight as he contemplates turning a $1 million investment in bores and irrigation equipment into a rippling 100ha field of white poppies next [...]

Article – Rice crops replace cattle as Northern Territory pastoralist diversifies

by 30 May 2014

24 May 2014 ABC News

One of the world’s staple grains could prove a diversification winner for northern Australia, the Northern Territory Government and growers agree.

Pastoralist turned rice grower Bruce White planted seedlings three weeks ago his cattle property, Mt Keppler Station, 100 kilometres south of Darwin, and is already starting to see shoots popping up.

He started planting on the flood plain two years ago, and while there were some challenges – like [...]