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Human Rights Medal and Awards.



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Human Rights Medal and Awards 10 August 2006

Federal Member for Chifley, Roger Price is asking for nominations for outstanding members of the community, committed to the promotion of Human Rights, to be recognised for service through one of the seven Human Rights Awards or even the prestigious 2006 Human Rights Medal.

“This is an opportunity to commend the efforts of people who strive to rid the world of injustice and seek for the dignity of humanity to be upheld” Mr Price stated.

The awards were initiated in 1987 and previous winners include Associate Professor Fred Hollows, Justice Michael Kirby, Activist Eddie Mabo and Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.

The Human Rights Awards recognise contributions across a variety of fields and through a variety of mediums

- Law Award (sponsored by the Law Council of Australia) - Community Awards - Individual - Community Awards - Organisation - Arts Non-Fiction Award - Radio Award - Television Award - Print Media

“I hope that these awards show the community that Human Rights are important and the efforts to preserve them are something deserving of commendation” Mr Price concluded.

More information and nomination forms can be found at the awards website www.humanrights.gov.au/hr_awards, nominations close on the 29th September.