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Issued 31 Jan 2019

New Minister for Primary Industries and Resources appointed

Minister Paul Kirby was appointed the new Minister for Primary Industries and Resources by Chief Minister Michael Gunner on 31 January this year.

The Chief Minister said Minister Kirby has years of experience working with the oil and gas industry and has worked closely with Territory businesses since being elected to the Northern Territory Parliament in 2016. The Chief Minister also announced that he would assume the Business and Innovation portfolio.

To view the full media release regarding the new Northern Territory Government Ministry please visit