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Department of the Chief Minister Business

WHEN A LITTLE MEANS A LOT

They have worked harder, thought smarter and come up with innovative ideas to survive the pandemic. One theme has run through it all: if you want the business you appreciate today to be here tomorrow, buy local. A Territory Government campaign – aimed at encouraging Territorians to do everything from eating out a little more often to...
Power and Water Business

THAT’S MY WATER!

The terrain, widespread and diverse customer base, and water source challenges are compounded by the fact Territorians are Australia’s heaviest water users – 57 percent goes on gardens and 12 percent is lost through leaks. Manager Water Demand Jethro Laidlaw believes the heavy use is often due to a perception among some people that water...
Charles Darwin University Education & Training

OUR UNIVERSITY LEADS BY EXAMPLE

About 1000 of the shields are to be delivered to Royal Darwin Hospital. The university’s initiative is another demonstration of how Territorians have, in many ways, set not just a national but global example of how to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Only a few cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in the Territory; there was no community...
Charles Darwin University Education & Training

STAYING LOCAL

Do I stay local or go south? These three Territorians are among many who chose to study locally at Charles Darwin University – and haven’t looked back.  Max Stretton  Darwin High School graduate and CDU law student Max Stretton was only two weeks away from going to university in Melbourne when he was subject to what he calls...
Department of the Chief Minister Issue 28

SWEETENER FOR MANGO ROADS

The Northern Territory Government, in partnership with the Australian Government and Litchfield Council, have released a tender to upgrade and seal 15.2 kilometres of gravel roads. Improvements will support the Territory’s mango industry by reducing the risk of roads flooding during the wet season; making access between farms, packing sheds and...
Inpex Business

GAS FUTURE BRIGHT

The INPEX-operated plant was able to operate safely and efficiently. INPEX Northern Territory General Manager Roland Houareau says: “We have worked closely with our local contractors during the past few months and together we managed the situation well.” The plant is enormously important to the Territory economy. At peak, INPEX’s Bladin...
Inpex Business

INPEX SUBBIES THRIVE

The work has enabled the contractors to not only survive but thrive – and employ hundreds of staff, most of them born and bred in the Territory. Many companies have taken on local apprentices on the back of long-term work scopes and, for some, INPEX provides a significant portion of their base work. Gemma Mackett of PCM, a Territory...
Power and Water Corporation Business

ALL POWER TO DJUNA

It has now gone one mighty step further by appointing its first female chief executive officer. Djuna Pollard, one of only a handful of women heading a utility in Australia, is acutely conscious that she is a role model – proof that women can rise to the top even in a male dominated industry. “Traditionally this is quite a blokey...
Department of Trade Business and Innovation Business

REBUILDING THE TERRITORY

A team headed by co-chairs Andrew Liveris and Paul Henderson are hard at work mapping a road to prosperity. Chief Minister Michael Gunner wants their first report on his desk by the end of July. The Territory Government wants to turn the once-in-a-century crisis into a once-in-a-century opportunity for economic recovery, growth and...
Issue 28

Publisher’s Letter – Issue 28

So, let’s start by addressing the one thing that has put us into lockdown and we can’t predict or track: Covid-19. It’s a fact that crises often accelerate change in society and impacts on how we do business and dictates customer behaviour. It’s very reactive and rushed — i.e. if there’s a five-step process that we typically follow,...
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY Education & Training

HOME ADVANTAGE

Where does that leave year 12s when it comes to uni options for 2021? While some Territory teenagers head south for university, Charles Darwin University’s Director of Student Operations and Administration, Sam Jacob, says that staying local to study in 2021 has a lot going for it. “Existing relationships, whether with friends or family,...
Why i love the Territory Business

WHY I LOVE THE TERRITORY

Whether it’s raising a family, fast-tracking your career, running a business, camping in the bush, barbecuing by the beach, watching a sunset or gazing at stars, there’s plenty to love about living here. The Why I Love the Territory series highlights the natural affinity so many of us share for the NT. Here is just a handful of inspiring...