The Maranguka Community Hub in Bourke NSW has been announced as a finalist in the Australian Human Rights Commission Awards.
The Hub was set up in 2014 with philanthropic monies and in addition to providing a base for a range of services; it manages the first major justice reinvestment trial in Australia.
The Maranguka Community Hub is nominated in the Community Organisation Award category, recognising the outstanding contribution of organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms. The Human Rights Award’s are the pinnacle of human rights recognition in Australia.
“We are so proud to be receiving national recognition for establishing the Maranguka Community Hub,” Alistair Ferguson said.
“Our grassroots Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project, which is a central tenant of the Hub, espouses the rights of self-determination and challenges existing service delivery models.
“The Hub and the Project are all helping to make the Bourke community stronger and safer,” Alistair Ferguson said.
The Awards ceremony will be held in Sydney on Friday 9 December.
To find out more about the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project visit: http://www.justreinvest.org.au/justice-reinvestment-in-bourke/