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Annual Report 2006-2007 Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission



Annual Report 2006-2007 Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission

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Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission 2006/2007 Annual Report 32 Prepare and publish guidelines and codes of practice to assist persons to comply with this Act; Promote human rights and equality of opportunity in the Northern Territory; Support the Northern Territory Governments commitment to equality of opportunity for all people across the Territory; and Promote community harmony in the Northern Territory by encouraging people, groups, management and organisations to build cultures of respect. Public Education Initiatives The Commission was involved in a number of very successful initiatives in the 20062007 financial year that included the following: Participating in the NT Governments October Business Month offering training designed specifically for business and industry; Participating in the Disability Awareness Week of August 14 -18, through providing training programs, participating in the community markets and representing the Anti-Discrimination Commission at forums; Maintaining involvement in the Play by the Rules, Harassment Free Sports Strategy, presenting Member Protection Information Officers training; Participating in the International Day for people with a disability, representing the Commission at events, forums and programs; Presenting information at the Arafura Games; and The launch of the Small Business publication Preventing Discrimination - Its good for Business. The booklet was developed in 2005-2006 and launched October 2006. The aim of the publication is to provide small business with crucial guidelines about anti-discrimination rights and responsibilities. Many small businesses have limited time and resources. Information and training activities are often last on their list of priorities. However knowledge of the guidelines is essential to ensure compliance with the law, increase productivity and promote good business practices. The booklet provides information in an easy to understand format including: Anti-discrimination law in relation to employment; Strategies for preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace; The benefits to be gained by complying with the law; What managers and supervisors need to know; and Where to get more information, advice and assistance.