COVID-19 employment arrangements
Flexible work options allows us to respond to the Australian Government’s direction around physical distancing and minimising exposure to COVID-19.
Together we can continue to provide essential services to the Northern Territory.
COVID-19 public sector unsung heroes
In responding to a public health emergency there are many public servants working "behind the scenes" to keep the community safe and to keep business going. This work is critical, but it's not always obvious.
There have been many hours spent by many public servants, often working in partnership with NGOs, volunteers and business peak bodies, in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result the NT is now the envy of the rest of Australia.
We have been able to lift many restrictions much more quickly than in other parts of Australia due to this work and to our community doing the right things.
In celebrating UN Public Service Day I would like to thank and publicly acknowledge all of the public servants who quietly got on and did the job they were asked to do in responding to COVID-19.
If you would like to nominate an NTPS employee as a COVID-19 unsung hero, please contact us on email@example.com.
And, I would like to introduce you to some of our COVID-19 public sector unsung heroes, noting that there are many more stories to be published in the coming weeks.
Compassion for customers
Jacana Energy's customer focus was thrown into the spotlight during COVID-19, with a range of relief packages and hardship management tools on offer.
Helping to keep Territorians informed
Territorians received information about COVID-19 in a timely and consistent way thanks to the work of DCM's communications team, with the assistance of employees like Samantha Cubillo.
Rapid response to industry
The Territory's arts and culture, sport and recreation, parks and wildlife and tourism sectors have been hard-hit by COVID-19 – but support and information were rapidly provided thanks to the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Finding pathways home
For seven years, Juanita Jones has managed the Elders Visiting Program (EVP). Her team of three staff works with elders across 20 NT communities to help people in prison maintain connection with family, country and culture while they're incarcerated.
Support at the end of the phone line
Taking more than 1,000 telephone calls was all in a day's work for the team behind the COVID-19 hotline.
On the disease control frontline
Life changed for Dr Vicki Krause on 9 January when, as Director of the Top End Health Service Centre for Disease Control, she was notified of a potential pandemic.
Rolling with the changes
Samantha Hunter has been with DCIS for 11 years, in the areas of finance, executive support and corporate services reform. When the pandemic hit, she was tasked with leading DCIS' COVID-19 compliance team as Data Management Coordinator.
Amazing cross-agency teamwork
Garry Fischer is the Director, Strategic Planning and the Emergency Liaison Officer for the DIPL, in the pandemic he managed the engineering and transport functions for the NT Government's Territory Operations Centre (TOC) at the Peter McCauley Centre in Darwin.