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Bus Stop selected as a finalist in the Community Organisation Award category at the 2016 Human Rights awards!

November 16, 2016

We are very excited to announce that Bus Stop Films has been selected as a finalist in the Community Organisation Awards category at the 2016 Human Rights awards. The Community Organisation Award is awarded to a non-government / community-based organisation with a proven track record in promoting and advancing human rights in the Australian community. Being a finalist in the awards is a great achievement and shows that Bus Stop Film is making a difference, every year the Human Rights Commission receives hundreds of nominations, so it goes to show that we are having a unique impact within the community.

The Human Rights Awards is the pinnacle of human rights recognition in Australia. Each year the Human Rights Commission are proud to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms. This year marks the 30th anniversary since the establishment of the Australian Human Rights Commission, providing an excellent opportunity to celebrate the significant milestones in human rights advancements made over the past 30 years. The Awards ceremony will be held in Sydney on Friday 9 December.

Five organisations committed to finding innovative solutions to pressing social problems have been recognised as finalists for the 2016 Community Organisation Award.

“Faced with complex challenges, these organisations have responded with creativity and compassion,” said Australian Human Rights Commission President Professor Gillian Triggs.

Sponsored by Ernst & Young, the Community Organisation Award is presented annually to a non-government or community-based organisation with a proven track record in promoting and advancing human rights in the Australian community. The winner will be announced at the 30th annual Human Rights Awards.

This year’s shortlist includes a not-for-profit organisation that provides training in film studies and film-making to people with disabilities and a local justice reinvestment initiative aiming to break the cycle of imprisonment in the Aboriginal community in Bourke, New South Wales.

“Through their work across Australia, we can see that community-led initiatives are making a positive impact on people’s lives,” said Professor Triggs.

This something that every volunteer, supporter and sponsor of Bus Stop Films should be proud of, as it’s the joint efforts of many who make what we do possible.

To read more about all the finalists click here

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