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Integrated disability Action Inc (IdA) was formed in 1996 as the Northern Territory (NT) peak Consumer Organisation for Territorians with disability.  IdA actively supports and represents the views of people with disability and those of their family members, carers and guardians (paid and unpaid).



To help empower people with disability, to improve the quality of their own lives and to look at and improve the professionalism of the disability sector.




Building on and developing relationships with government and non-government organisations enables IdA to continue raising awareness of the many issues facing people with disability and their families. 
We aim to achieve this by:

  • Consulting with relevant stakeholders, to identify issues of interest for people with disability, their family members, carers and guardians
  • Campaigning for positive change on identified issues of interest, which may be specific to an individual and/or systemic in nature
  • Distributing information and promote public awareness of issues that impact people with disability through the development and publishing of resources for members and the broader community
  • Ensuring that the views and opinions of people with disability, their family members, carers and guardians are represented on government and non-government organisations committees and boards, particularly those where decisions and policy directions are set that impact the lives of the person with disability and those of their family members, carers and guardians.
  'Accessibility" IdA's Position Statement Download here IdA Position Statement

IdA is registered with the Australian Taxation Office as a “Charitable Institution”. Donations to IdA of $2.00 or more can be claimed as a Tax Deduction, a receipt will be issued on payment of any donation.


IdA is funded by the Northern Territory Government Department of Health. We are an incorporated body with a democratically elected Management Committee.


download Download our Constitution here (94kb pdf)
download Download our Strategic Plan here (209kb pdf)
download Download our Annual Report Annual Report 2016 - 2017


IdA is supported by our Patron Her Honour, the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran AM Adminstrator of the Northern Territory




Treasurer, Vice Chair and Public Officer: Noel Land
Noel came to Darwin in 1976.He is married and has two adult children who still live locally.Noel is a Life Member of YMCA & Kiwanis Casuarina(service club).He is also the Public Officer & Secretary of the Christmas in Darwin Association.Noel served as Alderman on the Darwin City Council from 1986 to 1992.Past employment includes:* NT Manager of MLC-Insurance & Financial group*General Manager of YMCA Darwin*Financial Planner for Peoples Choice Credit Union.Noel currently works part time as a Certified Financial Planner for Australian Financial Advisers.

Secretary: Vanessa Harris


Committee Member: Angela Teasdale

Angela has lived in the Territory for the last six years in roles working closely with remote communities. Currently undertaking a role with National Disability Services, the national peak body for non-government disability services. Angela’s focus is on building workforce capacity, which has included co-designing programs for Indigenous carers of people with disability. Within the scope of her work she has integrated the voice of Indigenous, which has informed the development of programs and provided effective training. Angela has worked for 20+years in the social justice sector and believes strongly in the principles of advocacy and supporting others to build self-efficacy and foster change from the ground up. 

Committee Member: Jennifer Upton


Committee Member: Stephanie Ransome


Committee Member: Michael Burge


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