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2021 Territory Day fireworks campaign

NT WorkSafe regulates the safe transport, storage and sale of fireworks for Territory Day celebrations. Fireworks are classified as dangerous goods and are regulated under the Dangerous Goods Regulations 1998.

Charges laid as WorkSafe alleges reckless conduct at Bootu Creek Mine

NT WorkSafe has charged a mine operator OM (Manganese) Ltd, as well as the mine’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Trevor Cook, with a total of 38 charges over the 2019 workplace death of a 59-year-old Mine Superintendent at Bootu Creek Mine.

Fireworks approved periods for Territory Day 2021

The fireworks approved periods have been gazetted for the revised date for Territory Day celebrations.

WRCAC Communique May 2021

The Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council met on 27 May 2021.

WRCAC Communique August 2021

The Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council met on 12 August 2021

Early guilty plea to reckless conduct charges for 2019 Avgas drum explosion

Cattle mustering contractor, 25-year-old Arron Peter Kerr (trading as Kerr Contracting & Co) has been convicted and handed a penalty of $20,000, after pleading guilty to two charges of reckless conduct over the serious injury of a young worker at Montejinni Station, 320km south west of Katherine.

New grant opportunity

Safe Work Australia has released a grant opportunity to fund high-quality research projects into interventions to manage work related psychosocial hazards.

Hot Air Balloon Company convicted and fined $130,000 over NSW tourist death

Alice Springs-based, Outback Ballooning Pty Ltd has been convicted and handed a combined penalty of $130,000 after pleading guilty last month to a breach of section 32 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011 (the Act) over the death of a NSW tourist.

New date for 2021 Territory Day celebrations

The Chief Minister has announced that the new date for the 2021 Territory Day celebrations is Sunday 29 August.

Postponement of Territory Day fireworks

Due to the recent announcement from the Chief Minister regarding an extension of 72 hours to the lockdown, Territory Day has been postponed.