Human Rights Medal shortlist 2015  - Five inspiring individuals

The five Australians shortlisted for this year’s Human Rights Medal are “exceptional and inspiring individuals,” according to Australian Human Rights Commission president, Professor Gillian Triggs.

Professor Pat Dudgeon, who was the first Aboriginal psychologist to graduate in Australia and is one of the first Mental Health Commissioners in the country is on the shortlist for the Human Rights Medal, along with Muslim leader and anti-domestic violence campaigner Maha Krayem Abdo and a leader of Australia’s marriage equality campaign, Rodney Croome.  Former Australian of the year and tireless anti-racism campaigner, Adam Goodes, together with journalist and freedom of speech advocate, Peter Greste, complete the list.