Wednesday 12 October 2011

Television comedian Corinne Grant has been announced as the MC for the 2011 Human Rights Awards.

Corinne is one of Australia’s best known and highly regarded performers. She is an accomplished stand-up comedian, MC, presenter, writer and broadcaster who has performed both nationally and internationally. Her credits include Rove Live, The Glasshouse, Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, the 7pm Project and Good News Week.

Australian Human Rights Commission President Catherine Branson QC said was looking forward to a lively and entertaining luncheon with Corinne as the compere.

“People pencil into their calendar the annual Human Rights Awards from one year to the next because they know it’s not only an opportunity to celebrate amazing human rights achievements but it’s also an entertaining day,” she said.

“I’m sure Corinne will bring her special style of Australian humour to the event.”

The Awards are in their 24th year and will be held at a lunchtime ceremony on Friday, 9 December 2011 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, in Phillip Street Sydney.

The Human Rights Medal and Young People’s Medal winners for 2011 will be announced, as well as eight other categories.

Tickets are now on sale for the ceremony and are selling fast.

Standard tickets are $100, community tickets are $70 for non-government/community organisations, and tickets for concession card holders are $50.

Tickets can be ordered by downloading the order form at

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Media contact: Louise McDermott (02) 9284 9851 or 0419 258 597

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