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About the Justice Awards

Established in 1999, the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW’s annual Justice Awards recognise the contributions that individuals and organisations have made to improving access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people. 

Congratulations to all our 2016 Justice Awards winners
The 2016 Justice Awards were held on Thursday 13 October 2016 at the Strangers' Dining Room, Parliament House, Sydney.
  • Richard Brading from Wesley Community Legal Service won the Justice Medal.
  • Hazel Collins, Laura Lyons, Patricia MacKenzie, Debra Swan, Jennifer Swan and Suellyn Tighe who are Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR) were awarded the Aboriginal Justice Award.
  • Janette Perram won the Law and Justice Volunteer Award.
  • Wollongong Women’s Information Service with Carter Ferguson won the Pro Bono Partnership Award.
  • ICLC won the CLCNSW Award, with EDO NSW being highly commended in the same category.
  • Richmond-Upper Clarence Regional Library and Tamworth City Library were joint winners of the LIAC Centre of Excellence Award.

2016 Law and Justice Address
We were fortunate to have journalist and author Stan Grant deliver the 2016 Law and Justice Address in which he discussed "the great Australian silence" and challenged Australians by asking what are we prepared to give up? Listen to extract [MP3, 1 min]
Listen to full Address [MP3, 20 mins]

Justice Awards program and media release
Information about all of the nominees appears in the 2016 Justice Awards program. Download media release

Photo gallery
Images from the Justice Awards are available from our photo gallery - to access the images simply enter the password justice4all

We thank all our sponsors for their support of this year's Justice Awards. Without them, the 2016 Justice Awards would not be possible.

Award sponsors
The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Justice NSW , Law Society of NSW, NSW Bar Association, Community Legal Centres NSW, Australian Pro Bono Centre and the State Library of NSW's Legal Information Access Centre.

Premium sponsors
Herbert Smith Freehills and MinterEllison

Distinguished sponsors
Ashurst and Gilbert + Tobin