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  • Job vacancy – Senior and Disability Rights Service Manager

    Darwin Community Legal Service is a multi-disciplinary service that provides a range of legal and advocacy services to the community to underpin access to justice. The SDRS Manager leads a small team that represents the rights and interests of disabled and older people in the Top End of the Northern Territory and plays a key …
  • Media release – NT renters no longer subject to unjust ‘blacklisting’

    Media release – NT renters no longer subject to unjust ‘blacklisting’

    New laws starting this week provide protection to Northern Territory renters from being unfairly ‘blacklisted’ and excluded from the private rental market. The new laws will ensure that renters are notified of listings and provide them with the opportunity to correct inaccurate information. The laws mark the start of reforms that will make residential tenancies …
  • Elder Abuse Prevention Project Survey Report

    On Friday the 15th June DCLS hosted an event to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Participants were involved in an information and discussion session to outline the issue and presence of Elder Abuse in the Northern Territory. Following the theme of ‘RESPECT – VALUE – PROTECT’, Darwin artist Sandra Kendell facilitated a creative project …
  • NDIS workshop – register now!

    NDIS workshop – register now!

    The Seniors and Disability Rights Service will be rolling out a series of NDIS workshops which are funded by NDIS Innovation Grant. Please see the below image for further details.  
  • MEDIA RELEASE – Reforms for renters long overdue

    Today the Northern Territory Parliament marked its commitment to modernising tenancy law in the Territory by passing long overdue reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act to increase protections for tenants across the Territory.  The amendments will remove the practice of blacklisting tenants on private databases without their knowledge.  These listings are often unsubstantiated and until …
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