31st July 2017
Increased Security Measures at Darwin International Airport
Darwin International Airport has advised passengers departing Darwin Airport should arrive at the airport at least 20 - 30 minutes earlier than usual, as additional Security measures are now increased. This is placing an extra burden on the security screening process, it may take a little longer to get through the Security process.
Darwin Airport Management reports Airline check-in desks are open 2 hours prior to flights departure for domestic flights and 3 hours prior to departure for international flights Passengers are advised to check with their airline if they have any questions about flight arrival and departure times. The travelling public can expect to experience an increased level of security scrutiny at the airport but should not be concerned. There are no changes to what can and cannot be carried on-board the aircraft. Passengers are asked to limit the amount of carry-on and checked baggage as this will assist in ensuring efficient security screening. The additional security measures will remain in place until further notice for both international and domestic terminals at Australia's major airports.
1st August 2017
Banned Drinking Register Scanners roll out across Top End
Equipment for the Banned Drinker Register is being rolled out in Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area this week ahead of its Territory-wide return to the Banned Drinker Register on the first of September.
“Seventy per cent of the alcohol sold in the Territory comes from take away outlets so we’re bringing back the Banned Drinker Register to block problem drinkers from accessing take away alcohol. We have listened to the community and are taking action by bringing back the BDR First of September", The Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said.
St Mary’s Football Club is one of the first venues to have the scanners installed. Senior Coach Rick Nolan has welcomed the return of the Banned Drinker Register."The BDR sends a strong message to players, supporters and the broader community if you drink and drive you risk being placed on the BDR Drunk and disorderly behaviour - out on the town could get you on the BDR if you’re involved with alcohol related violence you risk being placed on the BDR Alcohol causes so much harm in our community. Bringing back the BDR is an important supply measure to make our children, families and communities safer”, said Mr Nolan.
The roll out of machinery is almost complete. Minister Fyles said, "The BDR will be in place from September First and then more than a thousand people will automatically be added to the list and banned from buying takeaway alcohol.”
All Territorians and tourists will need to show an accepted form of photo ID to purchase takeaway alcohol.
The Declaration of Nominations for the 2017 Northern Territory NT Council Elections will be announced on Friday the 4th of August, at 12 Noon, at the TCG Centre on Mitchell St, Darwin City. Manger of Public Awareness for the Northern Territory Electoral Commission Suzanne Gulikers, has said the following councils will be declared for Darwin and surrounding areas.
The following councils nominees to be announced for the Douglas Daly and Cox Peninsula region -
Territorians enrolled in the City of Palmerston council area do not vote in the 2017 NT Council elections.
For more information visit the Northern Territory Electoral Commission Website.