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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Outreach Program           

postcard Tyeisha Tighe from St Scholastica's College 2014 Runners up
The Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW has an Outreach Program staffed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people which provides a culturally appropriate service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

What we do

  • provide advice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are dealing with discrimination
  • investigate and conciliate discrimination complaints from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • tell Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals about the NSW anti-discrimination laws and the role of the Board
  • provide training about discrimination to employers and service providers such as local government, real estate agents, hoteliers and retailers. This involves tackling current stereotypes about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals about the effectiveness of current anti-discrimination laws and the processes at the Board.

Help in dealing with discrimination

The Anti-Discrimination Board’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander team can advise you about ways to address your problem. You may be able to deal with it locally, write a letter, organise training sessions or lodge a complaint. You can be confident that if you do lodge a complaint the team will do its best to help you. It’s only through taking a stand that things can change.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a discrimination issue of any kind, please call the Outreach Team to have a yarn about your situation. We can help you if you have a discrimination problem yourself or you want to avoid discriminating against someone else.

Contact the Outreach Team on 9268 5541, toll free on 1800 670 812 or email adbcontact@justice.nsw.gov.au.

Artwork  

by Tyesha Tighe shows all the community coming together at the river and waterhole.