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Date: 9 April 2018

12 April – Democracy Dash

On 12 April, the Anti-Discrimination Commission will once again be participating in the 2018 Democracy Dash.

Democracy Dash is a NT Youth Week event that is designed to teach students about democracy, the important work of democratic institutions and the responsibilities of citizens who live in a democracy. Students 'dash' around the CBD in an 'amazing race' style event, visiting several organisations and completing an activity at each location.

Students travel in teams of approximately 8 to 10 students with a teacher accompanying each group. The start and finish line is at Civic Park, which is located between Darwin City Council and Brown’s Mart on Smith Street.

It is organized by the NT Electoral Commission and is open to all students in years 9-12.

For more information or to make a booking, contact the NTEC Education & Engagement Officer on 8999 7634 or email


Date: 16 March 2018

17 March 2018 – Celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 with the Vietnamese Community

The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Sally Sievers will give a short presentation at this free community event from 5 – 9 pm at the Vietnamese Community Centre, 6 Earhart Court Marrara. 

In addition to Ms Sievers, there will be other inspiring guest speakers, multicultural performances, Ao Dai fashion show and traditional Vietnamese food.

For further details contact Ms Phuong Le by email to or by phone on 0412 031 626.


Date: 01 February 2018

8 March 2018 – International Women’s Day

There will be events held all around the Territory for the 2018 International Women’s Day. In Darwin there will be the International Women’s Day March in Darwin City on Saturday 10 March 2018.  The March will leave State Square at 9.30am and conclude at Parliament House where there will be further celebrations and entertainment.  

The theme set down by the UN Women National Committee Australia is “Leave No Woman Behind” examining the vital role that women play in humanitarian and disaster planning and response.  It also examines the impacts that disasters have on women and girls and highlights the important roles that women play in risk reduction, rebuilding, rehabilitation and peace processes. 

Another theme you might see crop up is #PressforProgress, a call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.  This is a strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.


Date: 18 September 2017

Have your say – Modernising the Anti-Discrimination Act

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:


Date: 04 September 2017

RIGHTS ON SHOW - 23rd RIGHTS ON SHOW human rights art award and exhibition

Darwin Community Legal Service has announced the theme for this year's Rights on Show human rights art award and exhibition. It is "Sustainable Tourism: visitors and locals caring for country". Entries close 17 November 2017 and the exhibition dates are from 24 November to 14 December 2017. For information or entry forms phone 8982 1111 or email or go to or see the WORD version here.

For more information, please select a download file:


ROS 2017

Date: 04 September 2017

Zero Tolerance forums – Abuse and Neglect are not OK

NDS and Valid are holding a series of free forums around the NT about human rights, safety and preventing abuse and neglect of people with disability.  ADC Commissioner Sally Sievers will attend in person in Darwin on 6 September and Katherine on 8 September. 

For more information, please select a download file: WORD || PDF

To book in, go to the NDS Events web page…/zero-tolerance-forums or call Susan Burns on 08 8930 2823 or send her an email at

Date: 09 August 2017

Know Your Rights – Information session for Seniors and People with Disability

The ADC Commissioner Sally Sievers will be speaking at the Integrated DisAbility Action Inc (IdA) Know Your Rights information session on the 23rd of August in Nightcliff.  The session runs from 10 – 12.

There will be a variety of other speakers and morning tea provided at this free event.

Bookings are essential, so if you want to come along, please contact Sara via email or phone on 8948 5400 to register.

Date: 21 June 2017

2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout - Thursday 22 June at the Darwin Waterfront Parklands

The NT Anti-Discrimination Commissioner is participating in the 2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. The sleepout is on Thursday 22 June at the Darwin Waterfront Parklands. The money raised helps fight homelessness and make a real difference to those who have no place to call home.
To donate to a great cause follow the link below to sponsor the Commissioner.

2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Date: 26 April 2017

Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia – Anti-Discrimination Commissioner

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Sally Sievers is visiting Alice Springs on the 3rd May 2017. She will be available from 3-4.30pm to answer any issues, inquiries that you may have or if you need any information regarding discrimination.

Date: 01 March 2017

International Women's Day 2017 Calendar

The 2017 International Women's Day calendar is now online! If your organisation is planning on running an event or activity to celebrate IWD and would like to be included on the calendar, please complete the attached form and send it to

2017 IWD Calendar of Events (PDF 599KB)     2017 IWD Calendar of Events (WORD 53KB)

Date: 01 March 2017

Let Kids be Kids

Play by the Rules have launched their Let Kids be Kids campaign which is all about raising awareness about poor sideline behaviour at junior sport. The campaign will also provide people with a range of resources to help educate and inform people about the impact of poor sideline behaviour. Stop poor sideline behaviour - just Let Kids be Kids - download your free toolkit at

Date: 22 February 2017

Darwin's 3rd International Women's Day Gala Dinner Fundraiser

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:

If you or anyone in your network would like to come on board as a support/sponsor of the event please email

Date: 15 February 2017

International Women's Day 2017 - Northern Institute

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 .

Check out the flyer for more information.

Download Flyer:
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 2017 – 8 March 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

Visit to the NT – Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins

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

Media Release: Disability and Age discrimination remain a significant issue for Territorian

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:

  • 1 in 5, or 4 million Australians have a disability, with 43% over 55 having one or more disability
  • 2.2 million Australians with a disability are of working age (15-64)
  • The Willing to Work Inquiry disclosed that almost 1 in 12 (8.6%) Australians with a disability reported that they had experienced discrimination or unfair treatment because of their disability in the past year; with almost half saying it occurred in the workplace
  • It is a big thing to complain about discrimination in the workplace given almost half of Australians living with a disability are unemployed
  • This is a risk for everyone as the likelihood of living with a disability increases with age; 31% of 55-64 year olds are living with a disability.

“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

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

Date: 20 October 2016

AHRC Disability Discrimination Commissioner - 26 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:

• Employment
• Education
• Housing
• The criminal justice system
• Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The details for the Darwin Consultation are:

Wed 26 October 2016
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM ACST

National Disability Services Northern Territory
Level 2
43 Cavenagh St
Darwin, NT, 0800

Go to link

For more information go to

Date: 06 October 2016

AHRC Disability Discrimination Commissioner - 26 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

Community Forum - Thursday 6 October 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

Download Flyer:
Community Forum with Dr Tim Soutphommasane from the AHRC (PDF 214KB)   WORD (203KB)


Date: 03 August 2016

Premises Standards Training – Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs

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:

  • Organisations representing the interests of people with disability
  • Individuals advocating on disability issues
  • Local or Territory Government Access Advisory Committee members
  • Service providers working with people with disability
  • Community legal centre workers
  • Lawyers specialising in working on discrimination matters
  • People dealing with discrimination complaints in relation to buildings

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:

  • What are the Premises Standards and how do they describe building access requirements?
  • What are the key access requirements for new buildings and existing buildings undergoing upgrades?
  • How are building regulations applied and who is responsible for ensuring access requirements are in place?
  • Why is it that sometimes access is not provided or is provided in a different way?
  • How can advocates and service providers identify and monitor what access there should be and what is missing?
  • How does the discrimination complaint mechanism work?
  • What other mechanisms are there to raise concerns about access to a new building or one undergoing upgrade?
  • How can advocates and service providers work in partnership with building professionals and regulators to improve implementation?
  • How can advocates and service providers put forward ideas about how to improve the Premises Standards?

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 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

We look forward to receiving your registrations.


Date: 11 July 2016

Willing to Work National Inquiry Report presentation - 14 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:

  • discuss the findings and outcomes of the Willing to Work Inquiry
  • engage with key stakeholders to progress the implementation of the Inquiry’s recommendations through a panel discussion followed by Q & A
  • provide a forum for Commissioner Ryan and to re-connect with key stakeholders as part of the conclusion of her term.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.
If you are interested in attending the event please RSVP to or phone 08 8999 1444.

Download Flyer: Presentation Invitation (140KB)  

Date: 17 June 2016

Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia - Information Session

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

Unconscious Bias Lunchbox Session - 9 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

Download Flyer: Unconscious Bias - raise awareness to ‘bust your bias’ (4.0MB)    


Date: 25 May 2016

COTA Seniors Expo 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:

Download Flyer: COTA Seniors Expo 2016 (3.17MB)    

Date: 28 April 2016

Unconscious Bias - 5 May 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

Harmony Day Football Festival

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

Media Release: NT Anti-Discrimination Commissioner calls for actions not words this IWD

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

And attend:
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:

Media enquires: please contact Jeannette Button on 0407 727 080

Date: 04 March 2016

International Women’s Day

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

2016 International Women’s Day

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

Media Release - 2015 NT Human Rights Awards

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.

Download the media release: [ PDF 147KB] [ WORD 2MB]

Date: 30 November 2015

NT Human Rights Awards - 10 December 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 by the 4 December.

Please see the flyer (PDF 204kb) for more details.

Date: 24 November 2015

Rights On Show - Opening Night

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

Date: 06 November 2015

Australian Human Rights Commission – New Resources

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

2015 Human Rights Awards

There is just over TWO WEEKS left to nominate for the 2015 NT Human Rights Awards so make sure you get your nominations in.
Featured below are last years winners of the Fitzgerald Social Change Award - NT Working Women's Centre

Last years winners of the Fitzgerald Social Change Award - NT Working Women's Centre

Date: 03 September 2015

2015 Northern Territory Human Rights Awards

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.

Honourable Michael Kirby ACCMG

Honourable Michael Kirby ACCMG


Date: 17 August 2015

Seniors Expo – Wednesday 19 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

Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport

Free Event
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

Download the flyer here. [PDF 275KB]

Download the program here. [PDF 184KB]


Date: 26 March 2015

40 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act

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 Walk

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

Welcome to Darwin - Connecting the Greek Community of Darwin

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

Oz Fusion – A Celebration of Multicultural Performances

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

Muslims in the Current Climate – Information Session

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

Inaugural NT Human Rights Awards – The Fitzgeralds

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

Northern Territory Mental Health Week

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

Northern Territory Disability Services Awards – Recognising Excellence

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

Date: 01 August 2014

Darwin Launch - Supporting Working with Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review

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 6th - 13th July 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.

For more information download the Top End NAIDOC flyer (PDF) or visit Top End NAIDOC.

Date: 01 June 2014

World Refugee Day - Festival and Football Cup

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

Rant Against Racism competition

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

Date: 24 April 2014

Community forum - 29 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 for 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 or fax (08) 9216 3960.