ACRATH Members Receive Freedom Awards

Louise Cleary

Inaugural Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Awards

Congratulations to Sr Pauline Col sgs and Sr Louise Cleary csb who were named as recipients of Freedom Awards at a Ceremony in Canberra this week.  The Freedom Awards were developed by Anti-Slavery Australia using federal funding from the Proceeds of Crime Act.  A media release from the Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Mr Brendan O’Connor. included the following citations.

Sister Louise Cleary CSB, Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)
Brigidine Sister Louise Cleary is Chair and a founding member of ACRATHs National Committee. Sr Louise has made a significant and dynamic contribution to the ongoing work of ACRATH in raising the community profile of human trafficking both internationally and in Australia, inspiring collaboration between community groups and identifying the need for legislative and policy change.

Sister Pauline Coll SGS, Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)
Sister Pauline Coll is a member of the Good Samaritan order and was the inaugural chair and a driving force of ACRATH.  Sister Pauline has been indefatigable in her personal endeavours to get human trafficking on the government and community agenda, forging effective and enduring partnerships with a range of diverse groups.

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