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22 March 2024: Portable Long Service Leave Bill introduced into Parliament (NT)

Minister for Public Employment Selena Uibo said the Territory Labor Government continues to support the retention of skilled and experienced workers in the community services sector with a new Bill that remedies the inequity of access to long service leave for some of the Northern Territory’s lowest paid workers.

Today, in Parliament, the Territory Labor Government introduced the Portable Long Service Leave Bill to establish a portable long service leave scheme for community services sector workers.

The Bill recognises the transient nature of workers moving between employers in the community services sector, meaning they often do not achieve the necessary length of service with a particular employer to qualify for access to long service leave after 10 years of service.

SA/NT State Symposium (Adelaide) – 15 March 2024

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8 January 2024: Get notified of the latest health positions in the NT

Northern Territory Primary Health News (NT PHN) are launching a new monthly job vacancies email which will inform health professionals all around Australia of the latest positions available in the Northern Territory. This will include positions for general practitioners, allied health professionals, nurses, and locum GPs.

Subscribe to their monthly job vacancies email.

5 October 2023: The NT Government has started the community consultation process for developing a framework for VAD

To have your say on developing the framework, you can:

  • attend a public meeting (public meetings will be announced on the NTG website)

Where: Knotts Crossing Resort
When: 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Wednesday 11 October 2023
Register on the Eventbrite website.


See also on the government website, the following:

Discussion guides

The following discussion guides provide more information about VAD and can help guide your input:

For information

If you are interested in having a group meeting with the Advisory Panel outside of the community consultation meeting, please contact the VAD Inquiry Project Team.

14 August 2023: Early intervention for healthy ageing tender now open for NT

NT PHN is inviting requests for tender (RFT) to deliver early interventions for healthy ageing, slow decline and the ongoing management of chronic conditions in older Territorians. NT submissions will be considered with priority given to applications from Big Rivers, Barkly and Central regions.

Tender applications close 27 August 2023 with successful activities commencing in October 2023. A total funding pool of $800,000 is available for time limited activities delivered by 30 June 2024.

Need more information?

An information session is set for 10 August at 3.30pm to answer questions and offer more information about the process. Register for the session here.

Apply through Tenderlink

For first time users of Tenderlink with NT PHN, a Tenderlink account can be registered here.

For previous users, enter your Tenderlink login details here.

20 July 2023: The ACCPA Northern Territory team invites all members and stakeholders to participate in Aged Care Employee Day this August. Find out more

22 March 2023: Territorians urged to vaccinate against measles ahead of Easter

Cases of measles have recently been diagnosed in returned overseas travellers in other Australian states and territories, as well as in New Zealand. The most recent cases of measles in the NT were in 2019, when 31 were recorded. Vaccination is the best protection against measles and help to prevent outbreaks from occurring. Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine are required for immunity against measles and are given to children in Australia at 12 and 18 months of age. It is strongly advised the following groups get a measles vaccination:

  • adults who are born after 1966 and do not have two documented vaccinations against measles or evidence of previous measles infection
  • babies over the age of 12 months who have not started their MMR immunisation.

MMR vaccines are free for people who have not already had two doses and the vaccine can be accessed through GPs, community care centres and Aboriginal medical services. You should:

  • check your vaccination status by looking at their Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) records or immunisation record as a child
  • book an appointment with a health provider if you are not fully vaccinated or are unsure if you have had two measles vaccines
  • ensure children are protected against measles
  • encourage others in the community to check their vaccination status.

Learn more

16 March 2023: EOI for a new 60-bed aged care facility for greater Darwin

Expressions of interest (EOI) are open here to build, own, operate, or partner in a new 60 bed residential aged care facility.  The EOI is open to organisations from the aged care sector from across Australia, with providers of specialist dementia services encouraged to apply. The EOI will be open for six weeks, closing on 24 April 2023.