Tasmania celebrated those who have advocated for human rights in the state, as the 2018 Human Rights award winners were announced Monday. The awards recognise the promotion of human rights and peace by individuals young and old, as well as organisations.
Receiving the Individual Award was Jeff McKinnon, Pastor at Launceston’s Baptist Church for his passion in supporting the rights of refugees and migrants.
Grace Williams, a student at the University of Tasmania was presented with the youth award, for using her skill as a storyteller to generate a progressive dialogue in communities on diversity in Tasmania.
Produce to the People, a group in Burnie aimed at an inclusive approach to creating a sustainable food production system to help the members of the community without discrimination. Tasmanian Human Rights Week Organising Committee chairperson Virginia Bashford said all nominees should be commended for their work in human rights.