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Who's your Sober Bob?

Posted: 18 December 2014

While enjoying the festivities this Christmas, plan ahead and organise how you, your friends and family will get home safely. Remember to always ask the question, ‘Who's your Sober Bob?’ Sober Bob can be a friend, relative, bus driver or taxi driver – it’s all about planning ahead and getting home safely with a sober driver.

New Cabinet line-up

Posted: 12 December 2014

Chief Minister Adam Giles has announced the government’s new ministerial line-up and introduced two new portfolios.

Gary Higgins will take on the portfolios of Sport and Recreation, Senior Territorians and the Environment.

Peter Chandler takes on the new Defence Industries and Veterans Support portfolio, along with Police, Fire and Emergency Services.

Robyn Lambley will take on the Education, Employment and Training portfolios, as well as Corrections.

Matt Conlan has been promoted to the Transport and Infrastructure portfolio, while Peter Styles has been promoted to be Minister for Business.

Read the full ministry list.

More bus fare options

Posted: 5 December 2014

Bus ticketing is changing to make public transport use in Darwin and Alice Springs easier and more convenient for passengers. From 15 December, the new ticketing system will be live on Darwinbus and ASbus services and new ‘tap and ride’ cards and fares will be on sale.

Fares will not increase and students (and other eligible groups) will continue to travel at no cost. More fare options for concession card holders and regular passengers will be provided.

For more information, visit the Department of Transport’s website