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Annual Report 2020-2021, Anti-Discrimination Commission

Details:

Title

Annual Report 2020-2021, Anti-Discrimination Commission

Other title

Tabled Paper 402

Collection

Tabled Papers for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2021-10-27

Location

Darwin

Description

Deemed

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

Publisher name

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/847507

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/847508

Page content

A D C | A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 2 0 / 2 0 2 1 1 1 SELFREPRESENTED In 2020/21, 69% of complaints against individuals and organisations were made by individuals with no legal or advocacy support, representing themselves through the ADC complaint process. The ADC works hard to make the complaint process accessible so anyone can make a complaint. This includes the use of sign and language interpreters, and scribing services, where someone is unable to write or convey their own complaint. Many individuals represent themselves well through the ADC process and are able to advocate for their needs. However, it is also noted that 35% of self-represented people identify as living with a disability and 26% as Aboriginal Territorians. This may indicate a need for more advocacy support for these groups. It is noted that of the individuals who are represented most are represented by legal aid services, with the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency providing most of the representation. Complaints from self represented parties settled in 43% of complaints handled compared to 42% if parties were represented by a lawyer or an advocate.


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