Human Rights Awards 2015
The Human Rights Awards is our major event of the year.
For 28 years, the Awards have celebrated the extraordinary achievements of individuals, organisations and businesses contributing to human rights in Australia.
Winners across seven Awards categories were announced at the Awards lunch, including the prestigious Human Rights Medal.
Past winners include Ian Thorpe, Eddie Mabo, the Rt Hon. Malcom Fraser, Ron Merkel QC, Sister Clare Condon, Dorothy Hoddinott and Elizabeth Evatt.
This year we have introduced a new category, the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ Award which recognises an organisation for its anti-racism work.
The categories are:
- Human Rights Medal
- Young Person’s Medal
- Law Award
- Business Award
- ’Racism It Stops With Me’ Award
- Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Award
- Media Award
This year the keynote address was given by President Gillian Triggs, who talked about some of the major human rights challenges for the year ahead.
In 2015, a record number of 329 nominations were received for the Human Rights Awards.