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2014 Prime Minister's Australia Asia Award



4 July 2014

Philip Chan speaking in the Great Hall about his human rights experiences - Photo: Alicia Fox Photography
Philip Chan speaking in the Great Hall about his human rights experiences - Photo: Alicia Fox Photography

Congratulations to final year Arts (Media & Communications)/Law student, Philip Chan on winning the 2014 Prime Minister's Australia Asia Award.

The award is part of a series from the Federal Government, which recognises the nation's 'best and brightest' university students.

It includes the Endeavour Scholarship, which will provide funding to support Philip to study international law and human rights, followed by law-related work in Asia.

"It will be an immense privilege to learn from leading thinkers and to work with lawyers in the Asia-Pacific, where two-thirds of the world's poorest live and are denied access to justice and fundamental human rights," he said.

Philip is UNICEF Australia's Young Ambassador and Vice-President of the Committee of Australasian Law Students. Throughout his studies, he has been awarded the University of Sydney National and Merit Scholarships.

With a passion for social justice and advocacy, he has interned in the Department of Law and Human Rights in Indonesia and worked as a research assistant for Anti-Slavery Australia.

"It's an exciting time because my work overseas will help shape the post-Millennium Development Goals and human rights framework in our region."


Contact: Greg Sherington

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