Tonight the Australian Human Rights Commission will announce the winner of their awards in Sydney, recognising the efforts of extraordinary Australians advocating for human rights.

Mechelle Turvey is one of the finalists of this award thanks to her work with the WA Police.

Just over a year ago, she lost her fifteen-year-old Noongar/Yamatji son, Cassius, who was assaulted on his way home from school in Perth, and died ten days later. 

Since the beginning of the year, Ms Turvey  has been working with WA Police to train officers in dealing sensitively with victims of crimes. 

Produced By: Janine Kelly

Featured In Story: Mechelle Turvey – Australian Human Rights Commission nominee and Director Community Liaison from WA Police

First aired on The Wire, Friday 8 December 2023