Jul 14, 2004

2004 human rights medals and awards

2004 HUMAN RIGHTS MEDAL AND AWARDS

MEDIA RELEASE: Anthony Albanese – 14 July 2004

The Federal Labor Member for Grayndler, Anthony Albanese MP was pleased today to support the call for nominations for the 2004 Human Rights Medal and Awards established by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Since 1987, the Human Rights Medal has recognised the achievements of an individual who made an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia.

Human Rights Awards are also presented to an individual or organisation who have made significant contributions in the areas of the Media (Print Media, Television and Radio) Arts Non-Fiction, Community and the Law.

Since 1987, the Human Rights Medal has recognised the achievements of an individual who made an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia.

Human Rights Awards are also presented to an individual or organisation who have made significant contributions in the areas of the Media (Print Media, Television and Radio) Arts Non-Fiction, Community and the Law. Perhaps it’s someone or a group in Australia who have promoted:

  • Action to overcome discrimination or infringements of human rights;
  • Greater harmony between people of different race, sex, age, sexuality or ethnic origin;
  • The rights of Indigenous Australians;
  • Equal opportunity for people with a disability; or
  • Awareness of issues of injustice or inequality.

Entering yourself, another person or an organisation in the Human Rights Medal and Awards is easy!

Entry forms are available from the Commission’s website at www.humanrights.gov.au/hrawards/ or contact (02) 9284 9618 or email [email protected] Entries close 8 October.

A gala Awards ceremony will be held on 10 December (international Human Rights Day) at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel, Sydney.