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HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS

The Human Rights Awards is the pinnacle of human rights recognition in Australia. Each year we are proud to recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms.

This year we have introduced a new Award category to recognise the contribution of local, state, territory and federal government bodies to the advancement and protection of human rights in Australia.

Nominations are now open.

Previous winners of the Human Rights Medal include Johnathan Thurston, Pat Anderson, Peter Greste, Ian Thorpe, the Rt Hon. Malcom Fraser, Ron Merkel QC, Sister Clare Condon, Dorothy Hoddinott and Elizabeth Evatt.

Nominations have been extended and now close on 19 August 2018.

LATEST NEWS

Nominations deadline extended - Sunday 19 August 2018

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Johnathan Thurston, Human Rights Medal Winner, with Commission President Rosalind Croucher

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Human Rights Medal finalists 2017

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Contact us

If you have any queries you can also contact the Human Rights Awards team.

Phone: 02 9284 9779
Email: hrawards@humanrights.gov.au