Developing the Top End - November 2017

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Power and Water awarded prestigious Australian Water Association Innovation award

Power and Water’s Living Water Smart program was awarded the Australian Water Association (AWA) Program Innovation award for the Darwin and Katherine Community Leak Program and the school curriculum unit That’s My Water! was a finalist.

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Aboriginal Fishing Mentor Program leads way

The Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy (AMFA) has won the People Development Award at the 2017 National Seafood Awards for their involvement in the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) Aboriginal Fishing Mentor Program.

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Celebrating our nurses and midwives

Do you know a nurse or midwife who delivers great care or provides leadership to inspire, drive and achieve excellence? Nominate them for the Northern Territory’s Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

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Safety first for Public Housing Safety Officers

The Department of Housing and Community Development has introduced two new pieces to the uniforms of Public Housing Safety Officers (PHSOs). Load-bearing vests and high-visibility vests will be worn to assist in making a PHSO easily identifiable, and potentially act as a deterrent to anti-social behaviour.

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New technology trialled with US mango shipment

The 2017 season’s first shipment of Territory mangoes to the United States (US) was trucked out of Darwin in October carrying a temperature, humidity and location monitoring device that is being trialled by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) and Telstra.

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Have your say on the Revenue Paper

The Northern Territory Government wants to hear from Territorians about taxes and royalties. This feedback will assist the Government to develop its tax and royalty policies.

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Fisheries compliance training kicks goals

Fourteen Aboriginal marine rangers from across the Territory have completed their Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance.

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Yirrkala Local Authority meetings go paper-free with new iPads

The Yirrkala Local Authority held its first meeting using iPads rather than paper.

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Salvage operation saves materials in Yirrkala

Department of Housing and Community Development staff are focused on working efficiently and thinking outside the square of innovative ways to use available resources.