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Vietnamese-born Man Gets Honorary Aussie Doctorate

Nguoi Viet, Posted: Dec 30, 2008

Vietnam-born Le Van Hieu was granted an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Adelaide for his contributions to society. Hiếu, who arrived in Australia in 1977, was awarded the honoris causa degree together with John Doyle AC, chief justice of the South Australias Supreme Court.

Fifty-four-year-old Hieu is lieutenant governor of South Australia, the first-ever Vietnam-born person appointed to a vice-regal position in the world, according to a university media release.

He is also chairman of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, and a senior manager at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

In 1996, he was awarded an Australia Day Medal for making an outstanding contribution to the ASIC, and was also awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for the development of multiculturalism.



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