Anti-Discrimination NSW

Human Rights Awards 2019

​Published 14 December 2019

Anti-Discrimination NSW attended the Australian Human Rights Commission's Human Rights Awards ceremony in Sydney on Friday 13 December 2019.

Members of Anti- Discrimination NSW's Community Engagement team (Claire, Debbie and Danna) had the opportunity to meet with some of the distinguished winners.

Jasmine Cavanagh who won the Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award for her valuable work advocating for dignified housing conditions to increase positive outcomes for Indigenous communities in rural areas. She led a successful class action case against the Northern Territory Government over unjust public housing policies for Aboriginal tenants.

Human Rights Awards 1.jpgBundjalung woman Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts who won the Young People's Human Rights Medal for her advocacy against injustices that disproportionately affect her community. Through community activism, Vanessa draws awareness to forced adoption legalisation and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in incarceration.

Human Rights Awards 2.jpgCongratulations to Rosemary Kayess for winning the 2019 Human Rights Medal in recognition of her work in international human rights law for people with disability.

Human Rights Awards 3.jpgAnti- Discrimination NSW congratulates all the finalists and winners.