Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

New Northern Territory Government cuts tourism department head

New Northern Territory Government cuts tourism department head
September 9, 2016

Changes to the Northern Territory Public Service, which will see major departments reduced from 23 to 15, have seen the sacking of Tourism NT Chief Executive Tony Mayell.

The new Government of Chief Minister Michael Gunner is restructuring the public service to generate $5 million in savings this year and an ongoing savings of $15 million year over year from 2017/18.

Mayall is one of four department/agency chief executives sacked this week with major departments to be grouped together into four ‘clusters’, including Chief Minister, Children and Families, Development and Tourism, and Environment and Culture.

Chief Minister Gunner explained “these changes are necessary to meet the goals I campaigned and was elected on.

“It’s essential that Territorians get what they voted for.”

Michael Tennant will now be the lead Chief Executive for all the portfolios across the Development spectrum, Ken Davies will leave Education to head up Children and Families, Alastair Shields will lead Tourism, Environment and Culture, and former under-treasurer Jodie Ryan will lead the Chief Minister department until a suitable replacement can be found, expected at the end of the year.

In advance of the full election results having been completed and in advance of ministerial responsibilities being announced, Chief Minister Gunner currently has responsibility for the Tourism, Economic Development and Major Projects, Environment, Arts and Museums, Sport and Recreation and Parks and Wildlife portfolios.

1st August 2016 - BOMBING OF DARWIN HARBOUR RECREATED AT NEW ATTRACTION

10th February 2016 - NORTHERN TERRITORY TOURISM A ‘BEACON’ FOR THE ECONOMY

13th March 2015 - NEW TOURISM PLAN TO OPEN UP REMOTE INDIGENOUS AREAS IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

7th November 2012 - NEW COMMISSION AIMS TO REVITALISE NT TOURISM


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

LES MILLS ASIA PACIFIC

Les Mills Asia Pacific Les Mills Asia Pacific (LMAP) have been setting the benchmark for providing professional fitness solutions across Australia and South East Asia since 1996. Our world renowned…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 
 

AIS Water

AIS Water, the trading name of Australian Innovative Systems, is a multi-award winning, Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential chlorine generators…

read more

Aquatics / Safety / Technology

 
 
 

The Retention People Australia

TRP help health clubs, leisure centres and gyms across the globe create happy, loyal members through our user-friendly software which enables effective engagement and the delivery exceptional customer…

read more

Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Supreme Heating

Supreme Heating is a proud Australian owned company specialising in the latest energy efficient heating solutions. Since 1990, Supreme Heating has designed and installed commercial pool heating…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business