Television comedian Corinne Grant has been announced as the MC for the 2011 Human Rights Awards.

The stand-up comedian, writer and broadcaster has been a staple of television programs such as Rove Live, The Glasshouse, Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, the 7pm Project and Good News Week.

Australian Human Right Commission president Catherine Branson QC said she was looking forward to a lively and entertaining luncheon with Grant as the compere.

“People pencil into their calendar the annual Human Rights Awards from one year to the next because they know it’s not only an opportunity to celebrate amazing human rights achievements but it’s also an entertaining day,” she said.

“I’m sure Corinne will bring her special style of Australian humour to the event.”

The Awards are in their 24th year and will be held at a lunchtime ceremony on Friday, December 9 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, in Phillip Street Sydney.

The Human Rights Medal and Young People’s Medal winners for 2011 will be announced, as well as eight other categories.

Tickets are now on sale for the ceremony.

Bookings: www.humanrights.gov.au/hr_awards

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