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Submission: City of Darwin By-Laws


Danila Dilba Health Service's submission to the City of Darwin By-Laws 2021

While DDHS commends the City of Darwin for repealing certain discriminatory laws and for the Acknowledgement of Larrakia, we remain deeply concerned about the discriminatory impact of many of the by-laws contained in the consultation draft. It is clear that while homeless people are not specifically referenced, they are often the clear target of many of these by-laws, which are aimed at addressing and deterring ‘public nuisance’ behaviour. Many of the by-laws will similarly have a discriminatory effect on people with disabilities, particularly cognitive and mental health issues, who may be more likely to engage in conduct targeted by these by-laws. 

27 April 2021