PIAC & HPLS on Human Rights Awards shortlist

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and its Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) are one of five community organisations shortlisted for a 2010 Human Rights Award.

Joining PIAC and HPLS on the Community Award (Organisation) shortlist are Accessible Arts, Colebrook Tjitji Tjuta & Blackwood Reconciliation Group
(joint nomination), GetUp!, and the Immigrant Women’s Support Service.

The Australian Human Rights Commission President, Catherine Branson QC, said the shortlists were
judged from more than 200 high-quality entries from around

‘If the shortlists are anything to go by, Australia has seen a
very dedicated and active group of human rights activists this year,’ Ms
Branson said.

‘The Australian Human Rights Commission congratulates everyone
who has entered the Awards for their commitment to protecting and
promoting human rights in Australia.’

The Human Rights Award shortlist comes just one month after HPLS won the Community Legal Centres NSW Award at the Law and Justice Foundation’s 2010 Justice Awards for its work with Street Care, a homelessness advisory group established by HPLS.

The Human Rights Award winners will be announced in Sydney on Friday 10 December 2010. The shortlist is available here.

Pictured are HPLS Coordinator Julie Hourigan Ruse and HPLS Policy Officer Chris Hartley at last month’s Law and Justice Foundation Justice Awards.

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