Deadline on human rights medal nominations

By Staff Writer

Organised by the Australian Human Rights Commission for more than a decade, the Australian Human Rights Medals and Awards recognise the efforts of individuals and organisations to improve the rights of others.

Nominations for this year’s awards close tomorrow.

Australian Human Rights Commission president Cathy Branson QC said she expects to receive more than 200 nominations for the medal and awards.

“There are Australians in cities, rural areas and in remote communities who each and every day are doing something to improve the human rights of others and to promote a fairer place for all of us,” she said.

“We received in excess of 200 nominations last year and based on my observations over the last year, I suspect there will be at least the same amount this year.”

Nominations are being called for the Human Rights Medal, which is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of human rights in Australia; the Young People’s Human Rights Medal for individuals under 25 years; and for the award categories of law, community, literature, print media, television and radio.

For more information visit the AHRC website.

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