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Northern Territory Volunteer of the Year Awards

Posted: 15 April 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Northern Territory Volunteer of the Year Awards are open and close on Thursday 21 April 2016.

Many sporting, recreational, cultural and emergency response organisations in the Territory could not exist without the work of volunteers.

The recent flooding in Nauiyu (Daly River) community highlighted how important volunteers are to the community and this is an opportunity to reflect on their contributions and their role in delivering important services to other Territorians.

The Volunteer of the Year Awards are a collaborative activity between the NT Government and Volunteering SA&NT.

There are five categories:

  • The Chief Minister's Medal for Volunteering Achievement
  • The Chief Minister's Medal for Volunteering Service
  • The Chief Minister's Medal for Emergency Service
  • Volunteering SA&NT Award for Organisational Excellence (Small Organisation)
  • Volunteering SA&NT Award for Organisational Excellence (Large Organisation)

Each organisation is also able to select one volunteer within their organisation to receive a Certificate of Appreciation as recognition of their contribution.

The Awards Ceremony will be held in July 2016.

To nominate please visit volunteeringsa.org.au/vsa_events_nt and download the information or contact Volunteering SA&NT at ntvolawards@volunteeringsa-nt.org.au.

Strong Society, Confident Culture Strategy

Posted: 5 April 2016

The Northern Territory Government has released its Strong Society, Confident Culture Strategy to provide a framework to build on the cultural and social strengths that connect Territorians.

A strong society means a participative society where all individuals have access to the same opportunities and resources to be able to make a contribution to the community.

The Strategy provides a framework to build on the cultural and social strengths that connect Territorians, and recognises that they are the creators and beneficiaries of economic and social success.

The Strong Society, Confident Culture Strategy outlines nine high level priority areas that the Government will focus on to achieve the goals of a strong society with a confident culture in the Northern Territory.

The priority areas for action are: Community, Diversity, Children and Families, Housing, Economic Security, Education, Health, Community Safety and Lifestyle.

See the Framing the Future Strategic Plan for more details.

NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services Open Day

Posted: 5 April 2016

Ever wanted to get behind the scenes with the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services (PFES)? Now's your chance! Come to the NT PFES Open Day from 9am on Saturday 16 April at the Peter McAulay Centre, Vanderlin Drive, Berrimah.

The NT PFES Open Day is a free event to showcase the work of Tri-Service members. The event has something for everyone - crime presentations, flying fox off the building, simulated car crashes, drug raid demonstrations, riot demonstrations, bush fire simulations and plenty more.

For more information please visit the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services website.

National Youth Week

Posted: 1 April 2016

National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia and runs from 8 to 17 April.

The Territory Government proudly supports NYW through the Youth Engagement Grant Program, offering funding for youth engagement activities held during the 10-day celebration.

This is an opportunity for young Territorians to express ideas, raise concerns, act on issues and celebrate the important contribution youth make to our community.

The week will be marked by a range of social, educational and sporting events are being held across the Northern Territory.

A full calendar of events can be found at www.youth.nt.gov.au.