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The Department of the Chief Minister is a central agency that services the needs of the Chief Minister and Cabinet as well as the Leader of the Opposition. Similar to a Department of Premier and Cabinet in other States or the Department of the Prime Minister nationally, the Department of the Chief Minister is the central strategic coordinating arm of Government.

It has a special role to play in implementing the priorities of Government as well as providing leadership across the public sector.

The Department is also home to a number of strategic government units, including Social Policy and Security and Emergency Recovery.

For more information visit: Northern Territory Government

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ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent exploration and production company based on production and proved reserves. We explore for, develop and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips has operations and activities in 17 countries, $88 billion of total assets, and approximately 13,100 employees worldwide.

Our local portfolio includes the Darwin LNG facility in the Northern Territory, Bayu-Undan field in the JDPA of the Timor Sea, and Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland. We also have exploration, appraisal and development activities across northern Australia including the Barossa, Greater Poseidon and Greater Sunrise fields.

In 2017, with the support of the local Darwin and wider community in the NT, we celebrate 11 years of operation at Darwin LNG, having delivered over 570 LNG cargoes with the highest standards of safety, environmental and operational excellence.

During our time in the Northern Territory, we’ve proudly trained a world-class, residential workforce with exceptional skills and knowledge, while also supporting and growing the capacity of local businesses. We are proud to be pioneers in the NT LNG industry – promoting economic growth, healthy environments and vibrant communities, now and into the future.

We invite you to visit our website www.conocophillips.com.au and connect with ConocoPhillips on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

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INPEX Australia is a determined, dynamic and rapidly growing part of INPEX CORPORATION, a leading independent worldwide oil and gas explorer and producer headquartered in Japan. We pride ourselves on being a relationship-driven organisation. This is closely tied to the shared Japanese and Australian cultural desire to cultivate and protect relationships. INPEX has been a quiet achiever in Australia for 30 years. However, our multi-billion dollar Ichthys LNG Project, in the Northern Territory, is now turning heads. It is being acknowledged for the vital role it will play in providing Japan’s future energy security and the multitude of community, social and economic benefits it will provide for generations in Australia.

For more information visit: www.inpex.com.au

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