Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Awards

The Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding work and contributions of individuals, organisations and businesses for initiatives against slavery, slavery-like practices, human trafficking, forced marriage and forced labour, including initiatives related to supply chains.

Now in their fifth year, these biennial awards raise awareness of all forms of slavery and human trafficking and promote the positive difference that individuals and organisations can make to the lives of trafficked and enslaved people.

Past recipients include:

  • Alison Aggarwal, Principal Adviser/Manager at the Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Baptist World Aid Australia, for their Behind the Barcode Campaign
  • Sister Maree Marsh csb, a Brigidine sister, psychologist and former chair of ACRATH, (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans)
  • Alan Morison, veteran Australian journalist, Phuketwan News Service, Thailand

Nominations for the 2017 Anti-Slavery Freedom Awards will be judged by an independent selection committee who specialise in the field of human trafficking, slavery and human rights in Australia. The selection committee will choose up to eight individuals or organisations working within Australia or with substantial and continuing connection to Australia. For more information about the nomination process and criteria, visit the Anti-Slavery Australia website.

The keynote speaker for the Freedom Awards is Fiona McLeod SC, President of the Law Council of Australia.

Due to an overwhelming response this event is now at capactiy. If you would like any further information about the event contact the Anti-Slavery Awards Team via email at or phone 02 9514 9660.

Registrations for the Freedom Awards Ceremony is complimentary, but we invite you to make a voluntary tax-deductible contribution to Anti-Slavery Australia.100% of your gift supports Anti-Slavery Australia’s research, outreach, and specialist legal service for survivors of trafficking and slavery. Donations are in $AUD. If you do not wish to make a contribution, please leave the field blank. Entering "0" will cause an error due to a system restraint.

Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Awards