Zero Tolerance Forums

Abuse and neglect are NOT OK! Zero Tolerance forums are scheduled from the 29th of August to the 8th of September in five NT locations, including Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Nhulunbuy, Darwin and Katherine. These are free forums about human rights, safety and preventing abuse and neglect of people with disability. For more information, event flyers, or to register for a Zero Tolerance forum, go to

From the NDS website: ”Zero Tolerance is an initiative led by NDS in partnership with the disability sector… The forums are able to happen due to the support and sponsorship of the NT Office of Disability.” (Source:

Upcoming NDIS Information Sessions

There are NDIS Information Sessions scheduled for July 2017 in the NT. Go to the NDIS website to find out more about events taking place in your area!

NDIS Events in the NT:
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Action March – Aboriginal Womens March Against Violence

Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group (TWFSG) has organised an Aboriginal Women’s March Against Violence, an Action March to bring attention to and recognise the experience of Aboriginal women and children experiencing domestic and family violence in Alice Springs and all across Australia.

Show your support by walking in the march, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 11 July 2017 in Alice Springs, NT.

You can also show support on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtags #istandwithyou and #standwithuswomen. You can find out more on the TWFSG Facebook page – see link below.
Link: TWFSG Facebook Page

All Abilities Triathlon


All Abilities Triathlon Flyer







All Abilities Triathlon is Sunday 5th May 2017 at the Alice Springs Aquatic Centre!

DAS received this flyer (above) late today, Friday 5th May 2017.
Click on the image of the flyer to enlarge it.

Please go to for more information.




BreastScreenNT – Cancer Screening Services in Alice Springs

BreastScreenNT Flyer
Free breast screening in Alice Springs for women aged 50 – 74 years! The BreastScreenNT bus allows women to access free breast screening services in regional or remote Northern Territory.
The BreastScreenNT bus will be located at the Eurilpa House clinic, Todd Street Mall
from Monday 24th April 2017 – Friday 26th May 2017.
Please ring 13 20 50 to make an appointment!
To see the current BreastScreenNT bus schedule, click on the following link:
To open, save and/or print a flyer for the upcoming BreastScreenNT visit to Alice Springs, click on the following link: BreastScreenNT – Alice Springs Flyer 2017
For more information, visit the websites below.

NT Anti-Discrimination Commission (NT ADC) 2017 Training Information

The NT Anti-Discrimination Commission’s 2017 training information has been released. All public courses require minimum numbers to run, so please promptly register your interest for any desired training. Included in the attachments are the dates in which training will be run in 2017, information on the public program courses the NT ADC will be running, information on customised training courses the NT ADC will be running, and the NT ADC’s cancellation policy.

PDF – 2017 ADC Training Information Sheet
PDF – NT Training Registration Form
PDF – Training Cancellation Policy

The NT ADC are currently taking registrations for the February round of training. They are happy to take registrations for the other training periods, however please note that the dates for the second half of 2017 are still tentative. If you would like any further information please contact the NT ADC on 08 8999 1444 or email
NT Anti-Discrimination website link:
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International Day of People with Disability 2016








International Day of People with Disability and the Mayoral Awards were celebrated in Alice Springs on Monday, 5th December 2016. The day is a celebration of the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

Disability Advocacy Service Inc. had an informational PowerPoint on display at the celebrations. You can access this PowerPoint in the links below. It has been saved in two parts due to website size restrictions – we apologise for this inconvenience.
PDF – DAS PowerPoint Pt. 1 – IDPwD 2016
PDF – DAS PowerPoint Pt. 2 – IDPwD 2016

Congratulations to the Nominees and Winners of the 2016 Mayoral Awards! You can find out more information about the Mayoral Awards, including the 2016 winners, at the Alice Springs Town Council website.

Link: Alice Springs Town Council website

November 29, 2016
You are invited to join us in celebrating International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) and Mayoral Award Presentations 2016 – a day to break down disability barriers and celebrate abilities!
December 3 is International Day of People with Disability –  this year in Alice Springs, celebrations are being held on Monday December 5, 2016.

Come along and celebrate the contributions, skills and achievements of people with disability.
The Guest Speaker will be Katrina Webb OAM, Paralympian and Motivational Speaker. You can find out more about Katrina at

Date: Monday, 5th December 2016
Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Location: Andy McNeill Room, Alice Springs Town Council (93 Todd Street Alice Springs NT 0870)

Link: International Day of People with Disability website
Link: Alice Springs Town Council IDPwD Event page


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Disability Advocacy Service – Annual General Meeting


The Disability Advocacy Service Inc. Annual General Meeting took place on 24 November 2016 at the Andy McNeill Room, Alice Springs Town Council.



November 4, 2016
You are invited to the Disability Advocacy Service Inc. Annual General Meeting

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: Andy McNeill Room
(Alice Springs Town Council – 93 Todd Street Alice Springs, NT 0870)

For more information, contact DAS on (08) 8953 1422 or send an email to

Click on the image above to open a printable version of the DAS AGM flyer (PDF).


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Why The NDIS Is A Big Deal

Disability Advocacy Service receives many emails linked to magazines presenting information and articles about what is news in disability. Recently ‘LINK’ featured an article on the NDIS rollout along with snapshots on ‘Invisible Disabilities’ or decoding human gestures. This link will connect you. Link: Why the NDIS is a Big Deal

NDIS Website link:
NDIS Disability Resource link:


The First Annual Disability Legal and Regulatory Conference

The First Annual Disability Legal and Regulatory Conference took place on 27 & 28 October 2016. You can find out more about the conference at the Television Education Network website.
Link: First Annual Disability Legal and Regulatory Conference.

You can also purchase an electronic or paper copy of the conference from this website.
Link: Purchase a copy of the First Annual Disability Legal and Regulatory Conference.

September 8, 2016
The First Annual Disability Legal and Regulatory Conference, hosted by the Television Education Network, will examine the variety of legal and regulatory issues facing the disability sector. The Conference will be held on Thursday 27 October and Friday 28 October 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel in Melbourne, Victoria. There are four themes for the Conference, including: NDIS; Disability, Society & Community; Disability & Employment; and Estate Planning, Capacity & Tax.


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