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COTA NT (Council on the Ageing NT Inc)

Website: www.cotant.org.au
Telephone: 8941 1004
Email:
Non-for-profit peak body representing the rights, needs and interests of senior Territorians. Providing: information and advocacy services, policy review and consumer representation, events and workshops throughout the year, Seniors EXPO and Seniors Month activities.  Also runs services and program supporting seniors’ groups, individuals, CaLD community and social engagement.

Anti-Discrimination Commission

Website: www.adc.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 8981 3812 / 1800 813 846 (free call)
Email: 
Formal mechanism for members of the community to lodge formal complaints regarding discrimination they believe they have experienced. This is a free and confidential service. There are three areas of service including: complaints, public education/training and the Community Visitor Program.

Deaf NT

Website: www.deafchildrenaustralia.org.au
Telephone: 8945 2016 / 1800 645 916 (free call)
Email: 
Provides advocacy, information and referral to deaf and hard of hearing people of any age. Deaf NT responds to individual needs regardless of the degree of hearing loss, communicated on methods, personal circumstances or additional disabilities. The aim of Deaf NT is to remove barriers to personal development and social inclusion faced by those who are deaf or heard of hearing.  Deaf NT also facilitates a Parents of Deaf Group, provides social media opportunities for deaf community communication and social interaction and provides deaf awareness training to community and professional organisations.

Disability Discrimination Advocacy

Website: www.dcls.org.au
Telephone: 8982 1111 / 1800 812 953 (free call)
Email:
Provides advice and advocacy on the application of the NT Anti-Discrimination Act. The service is free and confidential. Also provides advice and advocacy on the application of the Disability Discrimination Act and the following schedules attached to that Act: Transport Standards, Education Standards and Accessible Buildings. 

Seniors and Disability Rights Service (SDRS)

Website: www.dcls.org.au
Telephone: 8982 1111
Email:
The Seniors and Disability Rights Service (SDRS) assists older people or people with disabilities and their representatives who want to understand their rights and know how to implement them. You have rights no matter where you live, or how much assistance you need, including the rights to:
– be supported by an advocate
– be treated with dignity and respect, and to maintain your independence
– feel safe
– make a complaint

We can give you information and help about your rights regarding:
– where you live
– care and services you are receiving
– activities in your community
– support, representation and referral

SDRS has a specialist NDIS Appeals Advocate who can assist if you have issues with NDIS access, planning and reviews. We also provide education and community awareness activities and resources as requested.

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