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Disability News: Northern Territory Australia

  • Synopsis: Disability news and health related information covering the Northern Territory of Australia.

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The Australian Commonwealth State Territory Disability Agreement (CSTDA) provides the national framework for the delivery, funding and development of specialist disability services for people with disabilities.

Through the Agreement, the Australian, State and Territory Governments strive to enhance the quality of life experienced by people with disabilities through assisting them to live as valued and participating members of the community.

The Australian Northern Territory Government recognizes that people with a disability may need extra support to participate as citizens within their communities. The Government's vision is for a society where people with disabilities have productive and fulfilling lives as valued members of their communities

Northern Territory Disability Statistics - No Data Currently to Hand

Northern Territory Disability and Related Organizations:

Arthritis Foundation of Northern Territory (Arthritis NT)

A not for profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of people in the Northern Territory who have arthritis and/or other musculoskeletal conditions -

Aged and Disability Rights Service (Darwin Community Legal Service)

A rights service for older people and people with disabilities. The Aged and Disability Rights Team's service is free, independent and respects your privacy. Our Aged and Disability Rights Team helps older people who live in hostels and nursing homes or who get community aged care packages; and people with disabilities who want to know about their rights and how to get them -

National Industry Association for Disability Services (ACROD)

The National Industry Association for Disability Services. ACROD's membership includes over 550 non-government, non-profit organizations, which collectively operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disabilities, including intellectual, physical, psychiatric and sensory. ACROD's members are located in every State and Territory in Australia and range in size from very small support groups to very large service providers -

NT Anti-Discrimination Commission

Help if you've been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas.

Northern Territory Carers Association

Support services for carers.

Department of Health and Community Services

Includes information about the Aged and Disability Program

Carpentaria Disability Services Inc.

A non-government organization that provides a range of services to people with disabilities, from children to adults.

The Department of Health and Families Aged and Disability Program

Allocates grants to non-government services and ranging from funding services provided by large community organizations to small teams based in remote areas. Departmental services are provided Territory-wide, from offices located in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Darwin but with services that outreach to all parts of the Northern Territory, Australia.

Under the CSTDA, the Australian, State and Territory Governments contribute to a research and development trust fund for research into disability issues of national significance. The Australian Government is responsible for managing the trust fund on behalf of all jurisdictions. The Disability Policy and Research Working Group is responsible for selecting research projects on the basis that they must have a joint state/territory and Australian Government focus and seek to address national disability issues.

Latest Northern Territory Publications

  1. Crossing the Australian Tanami Desert in a Wheelchair
    C4 tetraplegic Rob Cook is attempting to cross the Australian Tanami Desert in his powered 4 wheel drive wheelchair for charity.
  2. Centrelink Support for Homeless - Katherine, Northern Territory
    Katherine Centrelink free sausage sizzle at the Centrelink office to mark National Homeless Persons Week.
  3. Disability Support Worker Darwin Australia
    Life without Barriers has a number of jobs for Disability Support Workers in Darwin, Northern Territory.
  4. International Day of Disabled Persons - NT Australia
    NT celebrates abilities of all Territorians on this International Day of Disabled Persons.

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