Recognising Humanitarians

A good deed is its own reward – but that doesn’t mean that a prize isn’t nice. The Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre has announced a new prize, the Mitchell Global Humanitarian Award, that aims to recognize Australians and others supported by Australian aid who have made an outstanding contribution to international development.

To be presented for the first time in early 2017, and on annual basis thereafter, the award will recognise contributions which inspires others, are of lasting and significant value, which have a link to Australia, and which have not yet been adequately recognized.

The Award will include a $10,000 donation to the charity of the awardee’s choice.

Nominations are invited and can be sent to

The selection panel comprises Stephanie Copus-Campbell, the Executive Director of the Oil Search Foundation, Bob McMullan, a former Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance, and Jo Chandler, an award-winning journalist, author and editor.

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