Dorothy Hoddinott a long time resident of Glebe and member of The Glebe Society has received wonderful recognition for her outstanding work with refugees.
Principal attacks treatment of asylum-seeking children A school principal honoured with the 2014 Australian Human Rights Medal has accused the Federal Government of placing cruel limitations on child asylum seekers and of a ‘‘monumental passing of the buck’’ by offloading would-be refugees to other countries. For the past 19 years, Dorothy Hoddinott has been the principal of Holroyd High in western Sydney, where she has guided hundreds of refugee and asylum-seeking children to become model citizens, many of them having arrived on boats before Labor and Coalition governments closed that door. On Wednesday night, the Human Rights Commission honoured Ms Hoddinott by awarding her the medal at a ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The SMH published a lengthy article about Dorothy and her work on 11th December 2014. You can read it now by clicking here.