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

27 October 2017

ACHRA Communique

The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner recently attended an ACHRA Conference in Melbourne and the attached communique outlines the matters discussed and issues of concern.

For more information on anything discussed please contact the ADC office on
(08) 8999 1444.

ACHRA October 2017 Communique - word

ACHRA October 2017 Communique - PDF

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:…/law/open-law-reform-consultation
Submissions can be emailed to:


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