The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation has been named as a finalist for the Business Award in the Australian Human Rights Commission's (AHRC) annual Human Rights Awards.
The AHRC Human Rights Awards
recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms across a number of categories. The Business Award category recognises a corporation that has made a practical and/or policy commitment to the promotion and advancement of human rights in the Australian community. The Refugee Council of Australia nominated the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation for this award.
"Colin Biggers & Paisley accepts that the promotion and protection of human rights is not just a matter for governments, but for business too," explains Daniel Creasey, partner and head of pro bono and responsible business at Colin Biggers & Paisley. "Through our Foundation, we enable all areas of our business to aid community organisations with professional and structural support, which assists these organisations to function and work towards their goals."
The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation actively supports community and not-for-profit organisations it works with, such as the Refugee Council of Australia
, by offering practical and logistical assistance—particularly a range of pro bono legal services in areas such as contracts, intellectual property, privacy law, employment and insurance related matters. In addition to legal advice, the support includes in-kind assistance such as providing meeting spaces, graphic design assistance, and hosting events in its offices.
This is the second year in a row that the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation has been named as a finalist in the AHRC awards. "We are delighted to be recognised again," said Daniel Creasey. "It is a reflection of our legal practice's commitment to advancing the cause of human rights and building strong and lasting relationships with key community organisations in this country."