Date: 
Friday 26 October 2018

The judging panel for the 2018 Human Rights Awards has revealed the finalists for this year’s Community Organisation Award Category.

62 organisations from around the country were nominated for their valuable contribution to the community.

One of these five organisations will be taking home the trophy from the gala event being held at Sydney’s Westin Hotel on 14 December, 2018:

Colony 47 Housing Connect
Colony 47 is a Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation that has been at the forefront of identifying and addressing the complex needs of socially isolated and vulnerable Tasmanians since 1973. The service helps people apply for public housing, access support for private rentals, find a bed for the night or provides them with assistance following experiences such as family violence.

Australian Marriage Equality
Australian Marriage Equality has been championing the rights of LGBTI+ Australians since its genesis in 2004. More recently, AME was successful in building a movement that saw support for reform grow, empowered everyday Australian’s to engage in parliamentary processes, mobilised people all across the country to vote Yes and brought diverse organisations together to shape an Australia that is a fairer place for everyone.

Youngcare
This organisation is devoted to providing accessible and age-appropriate living spaces, grants for equipment and home modifications and support through a national phone line.  One of Youngcare’s priorities is helping young Australians living in inappropriate accommodation, such as aged care facilities or hospitals, to move into more suitable accommodation.

Care Leavers Austrasian Network (CLAN)
CLAN is the national, independent, peak membership body that supports, represents and advocates for Care Leavers - those who were in care as children and young people - and their families. CLAN was founded by two Care Leavers in 2000 in a back room of a suburban house. CLAN was integral to the establishment of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. CLAN now has volunteers who play a vital role in supporting Care Leavers across Australia.

Seniors Rights Service
Seniors Rights Service provides legal advice to older people on issues including elder abuse, as well as specialised retirement village legal representation. The Service supports all Australians receiving Commonwealth funded aged care and carries out rights-based education tailored to the needs of older people and those who are most vulnerable.


The Community Organisation Award is proudly sponsored by the New South Wales Bar Association.

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