NTPS COVID-19 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.
Message from the Commissioner
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.
Meet our unsung heroes
Public service with a passion
After joining the public service in late March 2020, Leah Boyd found herself in a role she hadn't applied for, finding qualities she hadn't anticipated.
Thriving under pressure
COVID-19 doesn't have much in common with the Darwin Laksa Festival, but that didn't stop Zena Borg stepping up to help out in a very different role from usual.
Stepping up to support
As a Project Officer with the Regional Implementation Unit in the Department of the Chief Minister, Selina Holtze would normally support Regional Executive Directors and regional staff with the Local Decision Making initiative.
Staying cool on the hotline
As Executive Assistant for the Senior Executive Director DCM, and an NT public servant for 20 years, Megan Kelly wasn't surprised by the strong work of her colleagues during COVID-19.
Making information digestible
Sharing information so Territory Generation's 200 employees know what to do – including how to do it and what not to do – is a big job.
Nominate your hero
If you would like to nominate an NTPS employee as a COVID-19 unsung hero, email firstname.lastname@example.org.