Date: 22 February 2017
You are invited to Darwin's 3rd International Women's Day Gala Dinner Fundraiser in the Grand Ballroom, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade on Saturday, March 11 2017. Celebrating respect, appreciation, and equality for women, this year's theme is Be Bold For Change.
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin
Time: 6:30pm - 11:30pm
Tickets: $130 each or a table of 10 for $1200. Tickets include: 2 course dinner, a 2-hour generous drinks package (cash bar available), guest speakers, entertainment, silent auction and networking with great women of the Territory.
Dress Code: Territory Rig/Formal
Gentlemen: Long trousers, long sleeve shirt and tie or bowtie
Ladies: After 5 dress or formal dress/gown
Tickets are available here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=255061
If you or anyone in your network would like to come on board as a support/sponsor of the event please email email@example.com
Date: 15 February 2017
The ADC Commissioner will be attending and speaking at the Northern Institute's International Women’s Day event on Wednesday 8 March 2017 from 9:30am – 11:30am. There will be other speakers on the day as well as a Free Morning Tea and a photo booth. Join them to help forge a more inclusive, gender equal world and hear inspirational women tell their stories.
Gold Coin donation required and please RSVP at Cdu.edu.au/Northern-Institute .
Check out the flyer for more information.
International Women's Day 2017 - Northern Institute (PDF 218KB)
International Women's Day 2017 - Northern Institute (WORD 218KB)
Date: 08 February 2017
International Women’s Day (IWD) 2017 is fast approaching with the theme for this year being #BeBoldForChange. Each of us can make a difference by taking bold action to support gender equality.
The NT ADC Commissioner is already involved in two speaking events organised for IWD 2017 and details will be provided shortly. Further information about events happening around the NT for IWD will be posted on our website and Facebook pages.
What are you planning to #BeBoldForChange this International Women’s Day?
Date: 01 December 2016
The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has recently visited Darwin to discuss her priorities for the next 5 years. She visited the ADC office to consult staff about working towards gender equality and during her trip attended other events organised by the Women Engineers, NT Working Women’s Centre and Aboriginal Peaks.
Kate also attended the Tiwi Bombers Youth Girls AFL Team training. Check out our Facebook or Twitter pages for some great photos of Kate’s trip. We look forward seeing Kate and her team in the Territory next year and working with her in the future.
Date: 03 November 2016
Complaints relating to disability discrimination in the Northern Territory (2015-2016) have ranked as the highest complaint issue received by the NT Anti-Discrimination Commissioner for the second year in a row.
NT Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Sally Sievers said that disability complaints represented 14% of all complaints handled and had increased by 36% from the previous year. The most common disability was mental health representing 55% of the disability complaints handled.
While the most common area of complaint, that is where the alleged discrimination occurred, also remained as the workplace.
“In 2015-16 we saw a 22% increase in age complaints and a 21% increase in failure to accommodate a special need, which we know were predominately about disability.”
“These results are not unique to the Territory,” Ms Sievers said.
“The Willing to Work Inquiry by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2015 reported that more than a quarter of Australians aged 50 years and over had experienced age discrimination in the workplace during the past two years and that labour force participation for people with disability in Australia has changed little over the past twenty years.”
Recent reports indicate:
“Clearly as a community we have a lot to learn. We need to better understand barriers to the workplace and the contribution all people can make.”
“One of the ways we can do this is by increasing public awareness. We know that Worksafe obligations are generally understood, knowledge of obligations under the Anti-Discrimination Act, however still have a long way to go,” she said.
“I cannot stress enough the importance of understanding your rights and obligations under the Anti-Discrimination Act and urge anyone concerned to contact us.”
The Anti-Discrimination Commission enquiry service is available to both members of the general public and organisations wishing to better understand their rights and obligations under the Act on 8999 1444 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission’s Annual Report 2015 – 16 was tabled in Parliament earlier this week.
Media enquiries: Jeannette Button on 0407 727 080 or email@example.com
Date: 20 October 2016
Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin will be conducting a national consultation which will help guide the development of his priorities and seek input from the disability community on how he can most effectively work to advance the rights of people with a disability. These consultations aim to engage with the disability community and gather information and knowledge on the extent and nature of disability discrimination and the human rights of people with disability in Australia. The focus of the consultations will be guided by the Commissioner's National Consultation Discussion paper which sets out five proposed areas of priority as being:
• The criminal justice system
• Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The details for the Darwin Consultation are:
DATE AND TIME
Wed 26 October 2016
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM ACST
National Disability Services Northern Territory
43 Cavenagh St
Darwin, NT, 0800
TO REGISTER TO ATTEND:
Go to link https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/shaping-our-future-discussions-on-disability-rights-darwin-tickets-28022951402
Date: 06 October 2016
The Australian Human Rights Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin will be conducting a national consultation which will help guide the development of his priorities and seek input from the disability community on how he can most effectively work to advance the rights of people with a disability.
These consultations aim to engage with the disability community and gather information and knowledge on the extent and nature of disability discrimination and the human rights of people with a disability in Australia.
He will be visiting Darwin on the 26 October 2016 so keep an eye out for details of his visit .
Date: 28 September 2016
The Multicultural Community of the NT and the Australian Human Rights Commission invite you to a community forum to discuss the role of 18C in a multicultural community with the Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane.
The event will be held at the MCNT Community Room at the Malak Shopping Centre between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 6 October 2016.
Please contact Ron at the MCNT on 08 8945 9122 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Forum with Dr Tim Soutphommasane from the AHRC (PDF 214KB) WORD (203KB)
Date: 03 August 2016
The Anti-Discrimination Commission has organised 3 workshops looking at the Disability (Access to Premises – buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards) and how to assist people and organisations’ wanting to ensure it is properly applied.
The workshop will be of interest to:
The workshop will be run by Michael Small who is one of Australia’s leading experts on the Premises Standards and who works with the building and legal sectors advising on how to apply it.
The workshop will cover:
There will be 3 courses run from 10:00am to 4:00pm in 3 locations:
Alice Springs – Monday 29 August 2016
Katherine – Monday 5 September 2016
Darwin – Wednesday 7 September 2016
There will be no charge for the workshop as the course is being funded by the Anti-Discrimination Commission office.
Please complete the attached nomination form and return to the office or e-mail to email@example.com by 12 August 2016. Spaces are limited so please confirm early.
Download Forms: Registration Form ( WORD 54KB)
Registration Form ( PDF 140KB)
If you would like to find out more about the workshop please call Michael Small on 0400 577 991 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your registrations.
Date: 11 July 2016
The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Sally Sievers and the Hon. Susan Ryan AO, Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner will co-host a presentation in Darwin as part of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Willing to Work Inquiry follow up.
The session will:
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
If you are interested in attending the event please RSVP to email@example.com or phone 08 8999 1444.
Download Flyer: Presentation Invitation (140KB)
Date: 17 June 2016
The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner will be speaking at an information session in Alice Springs on Thursday 23 June about the Anti-Discrimination complaints resolution process. Check out the flyer for more details and to RSVP.
Download Flyer: Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia - Information Session (273KB)
Date: 07 June 2016
The ADC Commissioner will be presenting an Unconscious Bias Lunchbox Session on 9 June 2016. Check out the flyer for more information and RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Flyer: Unconscious Bias - raise awareness to ‘bust your bias’ (4.0MB)
Date: 25 May 2016
The Seniors Expo is on again from 10am to 2pm on Friday 3 June, the lawns and under croft performance area of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. The Independent Commissions including the Anti-Discrimination Commission will have a stall at the event with lots of promotional material and information.To check out the events for the day go to: http://www.cotant.org.au/programs-events/seniors-expo-2016/
Download Flyer: COTA Seniors Expo 2016 (3.17MB)
Date: 28 April 2016
The ADC Commissioner will be the key speaker at an upcoming event organised by Engineers Australia. The presentation will provide an introduction to Unconscious Bias in the workplace and will be held in Alice Springs. Check out the flyer for more information.
Download Flyer: Unconscious Bias 5 May 2016 Alice Springs (386KB)
Date: 30 March 2016
This Saturday (2 April 2016), there will be a Harmony Day Football Festival held in Gray. It will be a great family fun filled afternoon with soccer matches, food, face painting and activities. The ADC will be there with an interactive activity to celebrate Harmony Day along with lots of information and promotional material.
Download Flyers: Harmony Day Festival (790KB)
Harmony Day Football (857KB)
Date: 08 March 2016
Speaking at and attending a range of events to mark International Women’s Day, the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Sally Sievers says the discussion on the benefits of equal opportunities for women should be over by now and in 2016 “we should just be making it happen”.
Ms Sievers proudly acknowledges that International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women but says that progress towards gender parity is too slow.
“We know the benefits of gender diversity economically and socially and need to move forward,” she said.
Ms Sievers will speak to diverse audiences including union members, lawyers and engineers calling on them to remove the impediments that exist in achieving gender equality in the work place, to provide more flexible work arrangements for all and to advance women’s careers into leadership roles.
“We need courageous leadership, particularly from men,” she said.
“Gender parity is every-one’s business, we need to challenge the every-day sexism and rigid gender stereotypes so that we don’t enable a culture which allows for the more serious incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assaults, domestic and family violence to occur.”
“This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #PledgeForParity and it is clearly evident that we still have a way to go.”
“In 2016 we have much to celebrate, but there is so much more we need to do to achieve gender equality in Australia and most particularly the Northern Territory.”
Ms Sievers will speak at the following events:
Family Life and Practice – Personal and Equal Opportunity Reflections, NT Women Lawyers Association and William Forster Chambers Cocktail Party on 10 March
CPSU IWD event on 15 March
Unconscious bias – An International Women’s Day Breakfast hosted by the Northern Division Women in Engineering Group on 17 March
NT Business Women’s Network Breakfast on 8 March
Law Society CPD with Felicity Gerry QC on 8 March
International Women’s Day March and Expo on 12 March
AFL NT Women’s & Girls Grand Final on 12 March
My Sisters Dinner – Sharing Stories around the Kitchen Table on 26 March
For more information on International Women’s Day events: http://www.adc.nt.gov.au/docs/2016-International-Womens-Day-Calendar-of-Events.pdf
Media enquires: please contact Jeannette Button on 0407 727 080
Date: 04 March 2016
On 8 March 2016 we celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme this year is #PledgeForParity.
The Commissioner and ADC staff will be out and about at numerous events, including the Walk and Expo on Saturday 12 March 2016. The Commissioner is speaking at a number of events including Women’s Lawyers on 10 March 2016, the CPSU event on the 15 March and Engineers Australia breakfast on Friday. We hope to see you at one of these events. We have much to celebrate but still a long way to go to achieve gender equality in Australia.
Date: 12 February 2016
International Women's Day is celebrated annually across the world on 8 March. The day provides an opportunity for communities to recognise the achievements of women, their contribution to our communities and the progress towards equality for women here in Australia and around the world.Check out the 2016 events calendar released by the Office of Women’s Policy to find out what International Women's Day events are happening near you or alternatively register your event on the webpage.
Download the events calendar: [ PDF 228KB]
Date: 30 November 2015
The 2015 NT Human Rights Awards were held at the Supreme Court on the 10 December 2015. It was a great event with a huge turn out and an excellent Guest Speaker. Thirteen people/organisations were recognised with 6 highly commended and 7 winners over the four categories which were announced and presented on the night.
For more information on the awards evening please see attached media release.
Date: 30 November 2015
The 2015 NT Human Rights Awards will be held at the Supreme Court on the 10 December 2015 from 5:30pm. Please RSVP to NTHumanRightsAwards@nt.gov.au by the 4 December.
Please see the flyer (PDF 204kb) for more details.
Date: 24 November 2015
The 2015 Rights on Show Opening Night will be held at the Supreme Court at 5:30pm on Thursday 26 November. The Exhibition will be displayed from the evening of the 26 November until the 10 December. The theme for this year's Rights on Show Is "Soil - Can you dig it?".
For more information contact 08 8982 1111 or www.dcls.org.au.
Date: 06 November 2015
The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a new resource to assist employers wanting to boost their recruitment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They have labelled it as an “intensely practical response to business needs and to Indigenous disadvantage”. Click on the link to read more about it and access the resources
Date: 07 October 2015
There is just over TWO WEEKS left to nominate for the 2015 NT Human Rights Awards so make sure you get your nominations in. http://www.nthumanrightsawards.com.au/
Featured below are last years winners of the Fitzgerald Social Change Award - NT Working Women's Centre
Date: 03 September 2015
Nominations are now open for 2015 NT Human Rights Awards. The Steering Committee are very excited to announce the Honourable Michael Kirby ACCMG as the speaker for the Awards night on 10 December 2015. Nominate now to ensure that those in our community who tirelessly work to promote Human Rights on a day to day basis are acknowledged and celebrated. http://www.nthumanrightsawards.com.au/
Honourable Michael Kirby ACCMG
Date: 17 August 2015
Come along to the Seniors Expo this Wednesday from 9:30am - 12:30pm at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT . The event will be showcasing Community Services, Lifestyle and Entertainment. The Anti-Discrimination Director will be presenting on the day and talking about who the ADC is and what we do. For more event information please see the attached flyer or contact 08 8941 1004.
Download the poster here. [PDF 1.44MB]
Download the program here. [PDF 532KB]
Date: 22 May 2015
Monday 1 June 2015
6:00 – 9:00PM
The integrity of sport is being challenged from multiple directions. From doping, to match-fixing, to the use of supplements and image enhancing substances. In this free forum you will learn about the latest challenges facing sub-elite sport from some of the country's leading experts.
Play by the Rules is a national initiative that promotes safe, fair and inclusive sport. Play by the Rules is partnering with the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and the National Integrity in Sport Unit to stage this special event focusing on issues that impact on the integrity of sport at a sub-elite level - specifically doping, match fixing and the use of supplements and image enhancing substances. The forum will focus on the ethical dilemmas facing sport around a range of key integrity issues and provide participants with a framework to use in addressing these in the future.
There will be opportunities for comments and discussions. Refreshments will be provided.
To register follow the link http://pbtr.com.au/r/ntforum
Download the flyer here. [PDF 275KB]
Download the program here. [PDF 184KB]
Date: 26 March 2015
The Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane will be coming to Darwin on Monday 27 April to celebrate the 40 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA). Come and join in the discussion about the RDA Act and tell us your thoughts on how far we have come and how far we have to go. Please see the attached poster for more information and to RSVP to the event.
Download the flyer here.
Date: 19 February 2015
International Women’s Day is held each year to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past present and future. This year the theme is ‘Make it Happen’.
Come and join us at the International Women’s day Walk on the Saturday 7th March which will be held from 9am with morning tea and festivities afterwards at the Parliament House.
Download the flyer here.
Date: 29 January 2015
The Darwin City Council will be holding a Welcome to Darwin for the Greek Community.
It will be held on Saturday 7 February 2015 at the Greek Orthodox Church from 5pm-8pm.
Our Anti-Discrimination Commissioner will be in attendance for the ADC along with many other great service providers with brochures and information to assist the Greek Community.
There will also be family friendly activities and light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there.
Download the flyer here.
Date: 23 January 2015
The Australia Day Council NT, Melaleuca Refugee Centre and the MCNT have organised a family friendly community event and official Australia Day activity. OzFusion is the leading annual multicultural event in Darwin and is getting bigger every year. It showcases Darwin’s vibrant cultural diversity through a program of exciting and engaging performances and is proudly sponsored by the NT Government and Darwin International Airport. Entry is via a gold coin donation. There will be children’s activities, drinks and multicultural food will be available for purchase.
For more information download the Oz Fusion – A Celebration of Multicultural Performances (PDF) flyer.
Date: 13 January 2015
This Sunday, the Islamic Society of Darwin with support from the Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory, Ruby Gaea, the NT Anti-Discrimination Commission and Melaleuca Refugee Centre will be hosting an information session called Muslims in the Current Climate. This session will look at ways to tackle issues faced by Muslims in the current global and national climate. There will be various service providers talking about services and support available to Muslims. Our Anti-Discrimination Commissioner will also be talking to the community on the day.
For more information download the Muslims in the Current Climate – Information Session flyer (PDF)
Date: 12 December 2014
The Award Ceremony for the Inaugural NT Human Rights Awards, ‘the Fitzgeralds’ was held last night at the Supreme Court. There was an emotional and inspiring speech by our guest speaker, Carine Kapiamba, which gave people much to think about the United Nations Human Rights Day. Carine said "... Human Rights are the baseline and also an aspiration...”
Date: 16 September 2014
Mental Health Week raises community awareness about mental health issues and is held every October each year to coincide with World Mental Health Day that is held on 10 October. The aim of Mental Health Week is to promote social and emotional wellbeing to the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, enhancing the coping capacity of communities, families, individuals and increasing mental health recovery. The launch of mental health week will be on Monday 6 October 2014 hosted by The Honourable Robyn Lambley MLA Minister for Health.
Date: 16 September 2014
There will be an Official Launch for the Northern Territory Disability Services Awards by the Honourable Robyn Lambley MLA, Minister for Health, Minister for Alcohol Rehabilitation and Minister for Disability Services. This will be held on Friday 19 September 2014. The awards will celebrate the individuals and businesses doing great work to improve the lives of Territorians living with a disability. There are six awards categories: Emerging Leader, Excellence in Improving Learning and Development, Excellence in Improving Participation, Excellence in Promoting Community Awareness, Excellence in Innovation and Outstanding Disability Service Employee For more information please contact email@example.com
Date: 01 August 2014
The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commissioner and ADC staff will be attending the Report on Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review. The Commissioner will be speaking on the day along with the Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Liz Broderick and others.
The event is on the morning of Wednesday 6 August 2014 and if you are interested in attending please contact the Anti-Discrimination Commission (08) 8999 1444 or the Northern Territory Working Women's Centre 1800 817 055.
Date: 25 June 2014
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.
Come and celebrate some of the events the Larrakia Nation have organised in Darwin.
Date: 01 June 2014
See you at World Refugee Day Event
Festival and Football Cup
1.30 to 6.30pm Saturday 14 June 2014
Marrara Soccer Stadium
For more information, download the Festival and Football Cup Poster (PDF, 1.27MB)
Date: 28 May 2014
The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission are running a joint competition, “Rant Against Racism”.
To enter, give an example of how you have stood up to racist behaviour using wit, humour or just by quietly making your point and you will be in the draw to win a prize. The competition runs until 20 June. Find out more at http://www.rantagainstracism.com.au/
Date: 24 April 2014
Community forum on the proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA) with Sally Sievers, the NT Anti-Discrimination Commissioner. Tuesday 29th April 2014 at the MCNT Community Room, Malak Shopping Centre 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. Have your say, we want to hear from you. For more information contact MCNT CEO Joe De Luca on 8945 9122.
Community forum invitiation (pdf 177 kb)
Date: 1 February 2014
Anti-discrimination courses will be offered in Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine during February 2014 to June 2014. To register please go to the Equal Opportunity Commission of Western Australia website. For more information please contact Community Education on (08) 9216 3900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (08) 9216 3960.