Public Notice of intention to incorporate NT AIDS Council (NTAC)

November 05, 1985

On Melbourne Cup day in 1985 a newspaper article advertising the proposed incorporation of the NT AIDS Council was published in the NT News, hidden amongst the classifieds. This was done to observe the conditions required for a body to Incorporate, and the printed ad was kept discrete more to discourage gay conservatives from opposing the move. There was a concerted effort at the time by this group of conservatives to discourage public gay activities. Very few people saw the ad, and the organisation went on unhindered to become Incorporated on April 26, 1986