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Another strong year in mineral exploration and production

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Another strong year in mineral exploration and production

The mineral production and exploration expenditure figures for 2019/20 have been released demonstrating another strong year for the Territory mining sector.

Expressions of interest sought

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Expressions of interest sought

Expressions of interest are invited to fill a vacancy on the Northern Territory Veterans Affairs Ministerial Advisory Council.

Understanding the rainfall forecast for summer 2020

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Understanding the rainfall forecast for summer 2020

A senior climatologist explained that it will always be difficult to predict rainfall in places like Central Australia, because we are right in the middle of the continent.

First commercial hemp licence issued

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First commercial hemp licence issued

The development of a new commercial plant industry in the Northern Territory (NT) has taken another step forward with the NT Government granting the first commercial hemp licence since the Hemp Industry Act 2019 came into effect in May 2020.

Reducing calf loss from exposure

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Reducing calf loss from exposure

The ‘Reducing calf loss from exposure’ project (besides being a mouthful) has been implemented at Avon Downs station to assess the effectiveness of providing shade for reducing calf mortality in relatively treeless Mitchell grass plains of the Barkly Tableland.

Protecting bees to protect plants

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Protecting bees to protect plants

Bees in the Northern Territory (NT) have come under threat from American foulbrood (AFB), an infectious and fatal disease of honey bee larvae.

Webinar series, now available online

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Webinar series, now available online

Amid ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism (DITT), formerly the Department of Primary Industry and Resources) launched its first ever weekly webinar series, aimed at helping growers keep abreast of national and local agricultural projects.

New and enhanced Territory Jobs Hub

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New and enhanced Territory Jobs Hub

The online Territory Jobs Hub has new features to help local businesses find workers more efficiently and reduce time spent on recruitment.

Business Hardship Package extended

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Business Hardship Package extended

The Business Hardship Package has been extended until 1 July 2021, to further support Territory businesses that have experienced significant hardship due to COVID-19.

GPS trackers placed on cattle to inform investment decisions

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GPS trackers placed on cattle to inform investment decisions

The Northern Territory (NT) Government’s Paddock Power collaborative project has taken another step forward with GPS tracking collars placed on 160 cattle to gather evidence which will better inform future investment decisions.