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Presentation of Gold Medal for Human Rights to Midnight Oil

Photo courtesy of Peter Dowson, Digital Storytellers.

We were delighted to award the Gold Medal for Human Rights to Midnight Oil on 26 November via a digital event. This award was in recognition of their relentless focus on human rights, and in particular for their environmental activism, their humanity and their drive to promote justice through both their music and their actions.

The event featured a touching musical tribute by Jessica Mauboy, reflections from civil society leaders about the ongoing impact of Midnight Oil, and an impassioned conversation between the band and journalist Stan Grant. The evening demonstrated that Midnight Oil are passionate as ever about climate action and First Nations rights. They continue to occupy an integral role in the advocacy and human rights space in Australia.

If you were unable to make it, you can watch the highlights from the event below.