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Meet the 2019 Human Rights Medal finalists

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Hear from our Human Rights Medal finalists whom we’re supporting and acknowledging at this year’s ceremony on December 13, 2019.

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Show your support for this year’s Human Rights Awards finalists

Tickets for this year’s Human Rights awards close next Friday, 6th December. With only days left to purchase your tickets, hear from our Human Rights Medal and Young People’s Medal finalists whom we’re supporting and acknowledging at this year’s ceremony.

Meet Human Rights Awards host Brooke Boney

Tickets for the 2019 Human Rights Awards, the most prestigious awards on the human rights calendar, are selling fast!

With the ceremony approaching quickly, we are excited to introduce our MC for this year, Brooke Boney.

TODAY Show viewers will recognise Brooke as their new entertainment reporter. She also spent two years as news presenter for triple j’s Breakfast program.

Final award categories and finalists announced!

The wait is over! We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the Business Award, Media Award, and Human Rights Medal categories.

These fourteen finalists, chosen from hundreds of nominations, have worked tirelessly to promote human rights in a range of areas, including access to justice, refugee and disability rights.

We cannot wait to highlight their outstanding work at the 2019 Human Rights Awards and ensure their fight for justice and equality does not go unnoticed.

Read on for our finalists:

Final opportunity to nominate for the 2019 Human Rights Awards

It’s your last chance to get your nominations in for the prestigious 2019 Human Rights Awards!

The deadline for nominations will not be extended again, so nominations must be submitted by Monday 29 July to avoid missing out.

The Awards are an opportunity for the Australian Human Rights Commission to celebrate ordinary Australians who are extraordinary advocates for human rights.

Nominations Extended for 2019 Human Rights Awards

Human rights warriors, you are in luck! We have extended the deadline for nominations for the Human Rights Awards until Monday 29 July to give you the chance to put forward yourself, or someone you know, to be recognised as one of the greats of 2019.

We urge anyone who has been working to promote human rights in Australia, or who knows of an individual, organisation, or business that has been a champion in this area, to celebrate their achievements by nominating them in one of our nine awards categories:

Nominate now: 2019 Human Rights Awards

Do you or someone you know do great work in the human rights space? Now is the time to make sure the wonderful work of Australian individuals, communities, businesses and governments get the recognition they deserve by nominating for the 2019 Human Rights Awards.

We want to hear about those you think deserve to be applauded for their devotion to making Australia a better place and their commitment to ensuring our rights and freedoms are enjoyed by all, on an equal basis.

Nominations are NOW OPEN for all nine awards categories;

Nominations open for 2019 Human Rights Awards

Nominations are now open for our annual Human Rights Awards, a celebration of pre-eminent advocates for human rights in Australia.

We are seeking nominations across our nine awards categories: the Human Rights Medal; the Young People’s Human Rights Medal; the Law Award; the Business Award; the Community Organisation Award; the Government Award; the Media Award; the Racism. It Stops With Me Award; and the Tony Fitzgerald Community Individual Award.

Human Rights Awards 2019

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.

Previous winners of the Human Rights Medal include Chrissie Foster, the Hon. Justice McClellan, Johnathan Thurston, Pat Anderson, Peter Greste, Ian Thorpe, the Rt Hon. Malcom Fraser, Dorothy Hoddinott and Elizabeth Evatt.

Nominations for the 2019 Human Rights Awards closed on Monday 29 July 2019.

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Finalists for 2018 Government Award revealed

Four finalists have been selected from a diverse range of nominations for the 2018 Human Rights Awards’ Government Award.

This year marks the first time our Awards recognise Government as a stand-alone category.

“There are many Government groups and individuals helping others overcome discrimination and isolation and building tolerance and respect in the community and further afield,” said Australian Human Rights Commission President, Professor Rosalind Croucher.

The finalists are;