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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 7 functions. The CVP has a fundamental role in ensuring that the human rights of people receiving treatment under the Mental Health and Related Services Act are observed. It also acts as one of several mechanisms to ensure the provision of a quality mental health service. In broad terms, the CVP has monitoring, inspection/inquiry, advocacy and complaint handling functions. SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS ACTIVITIES The following is a summary of my activities in pursuance of my duties under the Act: during 2006/07: Hearings One hearing, Berice Anning v Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education was held this year and, due to my absence, was conducted by the Acting Commissioner. Two decisions were delivered in the matter, one dismissing the complaint of race discrimination, and another dismissing the Respondents subsequent application for costs. Both decisions are available on the Commissions website. Submissions/Comments Federal governments discussion paper on Access to Aboriginal Land under the NT Aboriginal Land Rights Act. Commonwealth discussion paper on Australian Citizenship. Contribution to forum convened by Mr Miloon Kothari, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing. Contribution to Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission enquiry into Same Sex Relationship Entitlements. Briefing to NT Ministers separately about Special Measures. Field Trips 40th Anniversary of Gurindji Wave Hill Walk Off - Kalkaringi & Daguragu Freedom Day Festival. Australian Council of Human Rights Agencies Conferences (ACHRA) Adelaide and Melbourne. Department of Justice (DoJ) Executive Directors' Group meeting, Alice Springs. Freedom, Respect, Equality and Dignity Human Rights Conference, Melbourne. Speaking Engagements New Matilda Human Rights Act Campaign. Presentations about the Commission and Workplace Behaviours for the DoJ Orientation Program. Presentation of Mental Health Week Art Competition Peoples Choice Award. Judging of the Building Disability Access Awards. National Foundation of Australian Women What Women Want Project YWCA and NT Working Womens Centre Roundtable.