Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 - Australian Human Rights Commission
The Australian Human Rights Commission has announced the opening today of nominations for Australia’s national Human Rights Awards.

Commission President Catherine Branson QC said this year’s awards is a watershed event celebrating 25 years of honouring those who protect human rights for all Australians.

“For 25 years the Australian Human Rights Commission has recognised the efforts of Australia’s finest who have achieved amazing things in making Australia a fairer and more equitable nation for us all,” Ms Branson said.

“This year, we expect even more nominations than usual and I would urge nominees to get nominations in well ahead of time.”

Ms Branson said the Commission had continued to evolve the Human Rights Awards which are held each year to mark Human Rights Day.

“The numbers nominating and attending the Human Rights Awards grow each year with the event being sold out for the last three years,” Ms Branson said.

To meet the growing demand the 25th anniversary Human Rights Awards are being held in the new central CBD venue of the Hilton Sydney, on Human Rights Day, Monday 10 December.

Nominations are being called for each of the 10 categories including the Human Rights Medal, the Young People’s Human Rights Medal and specific categories such as the Business Award, Community Organisation Award and the Law Award among others.

Nomination forms and details of each Award category are now live at www.humanrights.gov.au/hrawards/index.html

Up to the minute information on human rights is now available on twitter at twitter.com/AusHumanRights.

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