Date: 
Friday 1 December 2017

Tickets are still available for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s annual Human Rights Awards on Friday 8 December 2017 at the Westin Hotel in Sydney.

Jeremy Fernandez, ABC News journalist and presenter, will host this year’s Awards and help us celebrate ordinary Australians and distinguished community leaders who have contributed to improving human rights in Australia.

Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC will give a short address, and Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, will deliver the keynote address.

We will also hear from Gem Romuld, Outreach Coordinator for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Australia. ICAN was awarded the world’s most prestigious award, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, this year for its ground breaking efforts to achieve a nuclear ban treaty and for drawing attention to the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.

Eight awards will be presented at the Awards ceremony, including the prestigious Human Rights Medal and Young People’s Medal. The full list of finalists is now online.

Join us at the Human Rights Awards!

Friday 8 December 2017, from 12-3pm at the Westin Hotel Sydney.

Tickets to the Human Rights Awards include a two course lunch and beverages, and the chance to hear from inspiring human rights advocates and leaders from the business, government and community organisations.

Purchase your ticket here https://hrawards.humanrights.gov.au/tickets

Ticket sales close on Monday 4 December 2017 at 5pm.