Territory Labor report card


Formed in September 2014, Rainbow Territory is an unfunded Northern Territory (NT) community group that advocates for the human rights of Northern Territorians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (‘LGBTIQ’). Rainbow Territory aims to develop a safer, fairer and a more inclusive Northern Territory.

In 2016 we asked for changes to NT law and policy to improve the human rights of LGBTIQ Territorians. The table below is our assessment of progress made in 2016 – 2020 by the government against our 2016 asks. This is a short version of our report card. The long version includes responses directly from Territory Labor.

Rainbow Territory acknowledges that many gains towards LGBTIQ human rights in the NT have been achieved since the 2016 election, with support from the current Territory Labor government, and Opposition and Independent members of the NT Legislative Assembly. These gains include changes in the Adoption of Children Act and the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act; in addition to the introduction of the Expungement of Historical Homosexual Offence Records Act, and the Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s apology to our community for harms caused by previous laws. However, there is still more work to be done.

Report card (short)

Long version!