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Nominate now for the 2010 Human Rights Medals and Awards

Nominate now for the 2010 Human Rights Medals and Awards


Hi everyone, I’m Cathy Branson. I’m the President of the Australian
Human Rights Commission. For more than two decades
we’ve been celebrating the efforts of people around Australia
who are working to make Australia a better place
for us all. Nominations are now open
for this year’s Human Rights Medal, Young People’s Human Rights Medal
and in the seven other award categories. And right now we are interested
in hearing from you if you know anyone whose efforts
to promote and protect human rights in Australia
are beyond the call of duty. Do you know anyone like this
or any organization like this? If so, why not nominate them
so the rest of Australia can know about them as well? Or maybe you’re doing
something like this. Maybe you’re working
in a disability area, maybe you’re working to establish
a forum or a network to promote the rights
of young people, maybe you’re mentoring
young Aboriginal students. There are all manner of ways in which
Australians can work together to promote the rights
of their fellow Australians. That’s why judging these awards
is always such a challenge. The 2010 Human Rights Medals
and awards categories cover a range of areas in which people
are working to make a difference in their communities
or in their organizations or where they’re putting
the spotlight on serious human rights concerns
in our country. There are categories of print media,
radio and television. There are also community awards,
both organizations and for individuals. There’s a special law category and also
a literature non-fiction category, and of course the important
Human Rights Medal and Young People’s
Human Rights Medal. Nominations are open until Monday,
the fourth of October. Go to our website: humanrights.gov.au
to find out more about the process. And please think also about joining us
on Friday, the tenth of December. You can find out
about purchasing tickets on our website as well. I look forward to receiving
your nomination. Thank you.


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