Northern Territory

Anti-Discrimination Commission

What is the Anti-Discrimination Commission?

The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission promotes equal opportunity for all Territorians. Established in 1993, we aim to eliminate discrimination from happening by raising awareness about individual’s rights and responsibilities under the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Act.

The Anti-Discrimination Commission has three main roles: Public education and training, handling complaints and community engagement.

More about the Anti-Discrimination Commission

If you have been unlawfully discriminated against, you can lodge a complaint under the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Act. But it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities before making a complaint.

More about making a complaint

21 September 2017

Diverse City Fair

The Anti-Discrimination Commission will have a stall at this year's Diverse City Fair, Saturday 23 September from 5 - 9 pm at Civic Park, Darwin. There will be

  • live performances,
  • food and drinks,
  • loads of kids' activities and
  • a camp dogs competition.

All this and more for a gold coin donation.
There’s a lot more information at https://www.facebook.com/ntahc/ in their events and as a separate post.

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18 September 2017

Have your say – Modernising the Anti-Discrimination Act

The Territory Government has launched its review of the Anti-Discrimination Act with a Discussion Paper released on 3 September 2017.  From now until 3 December 2017 you have the opportunity to comment on a wide range of proposed changes. 
Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Sally Sievers said at the launch, “This is an important opportunity for Territorians to have their say, ensuring we have a comprehensive and contemporary Act that promotes equality of opportunity for  groups potentially vulnerable to discrimination in the Territory.”
The discussion paper outlines the proposed changes and asks you questions about each change.  You can comment on one, some or all of the suggested changes.  They include things such as:

  • modernising the language used
  • introducing  new attributes
  • removing discriminatory sections.

The full discussion paper can be downloaded from: https://justice.nt.gov.au/…/law/open-law-reform-consultation
Submissions can be emailed to: Policy.AGD@nt.gov.au.

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