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Sydney Law School doctoral student recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List


20 June 2008

Sydney Law School would like to extend its congratualtions to one of its doctoral students, Mr. John Boersig, who was awarded an Australian Public Service Medal in the 2008 Queens birthday honours list recently.

The award was in recognition of "...outstanding public service in the delivery of law and justice services to Indigenous Australians."

John is the Assistant Secretary, Indigenous Law and Justice Branch, in the Federal Attorney-General's Department.

John's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis is entitled, Towards a New Framework for Sentencing: Blending Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Notions of Justice

It is currently under examination and the supervisor is Sydney Law School's Director of Research, Professor Terry Carney.



The Australian Public Service Medal recognises outstanding service by employees of the Australian Government and state, territory and local government employees. 'Outstanding service' could be shown through:

  • service excellence to the public, or to external or internal clients;
  • innovation in programme, project or policy development;
  • leadership, including as a member of a team; or
  • the achievement of more efficient processes, improved productivity or better service delivery.


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