The 1995 Medal and Awards were presented at a ceremony in Melbourne at the Victorian Arts Centre on Human Rights Day, sunday 10 December.

Human Rights Medal

Winner: The Hon. Elzabeth Evatt AC

Justice Elizabeth Evatt was presented with the Human Rights Medal, honouring her for her long and lauded track record in the pursuit of human rights including the protection of children and the ideals and practice of equal opportunity and action to overcome discrimination.

songwriting award

Winner: The Buckled Bicycle - John Williamson

poetry award

Winner: The Nailing of the Right Hand - Maurice Strandgard, Penguin Books Australia

fiction award

Winner: Silver Sister - Lillian Ng, Mandarin Imprint

non - fiction award

Winner: Holding The Man - Timonthy Conigrave, McPhee Gribble

Winner: Obstacle Race: Aborigines In Sport - Colin Tatz, University of NSW Press

children's literature award

Winner: Friend of My Heart - Judith Clarke, University of Queensland Press

tv drama award

Winner: Fit to Plead - Janus - ABC TV
Susan Masters, Executive Producer
Alison Nisselle, Producer

radio documentary award

Winner: Troppo - ABC Radio
Nick Franklin, Producer

television news/current affairs award

Winner: Deadly Force - ABC TV - 7.30 Report
Frank McGuire, Producer

major metropolitan newspapers award

Winner: Anguished Mother Begs Media - The Age - Bronwen Kiely

regional newspapers award

Winner: Collection of Articles - The Armidale Express, Christian Knight, Editor

magazines award

Winner: Boy Trouble - HQ Magazine
Jane Wheatley, Journalist

corporate award

Winner: Whole School Anti-Racism Project - Multicultural Education Unit, NSW Dept School Education

drama award

Winner: Sanctuary - David Williamson

feature film

Winner: Angel Baby - Timothy White & Jonathon Shteinman, Producers and Michael Rymer, Writer/Director

documentary film

Winner: Untold Desires - Eva Orner, Producer and Sarah Stephens, Director