Alice Chang

Youth and Migrant Support Worker

NTState RecipientYoung Australian of the Year2006

Tune into Darwin radio's Mandarin program on Saturday nights and you'll hear Alice Chang promoting cultural understanding and empowering young people to have a voice. Watch this young medical student at other times and you'll see her meeting her childhood vow to help new settlers to Australia, as she once was. Alice is a tireless worker for young people and an effective advocate for regional and rural health. As a member of the NT Chief Minister's Roundtable, she is involved with development of sexual assault prevention strategies and she also is a member of a national advisory group for consumer health, mental health and domestic violence prevention. Alice regularly mentors young migrants in Darwin and works with refugee women in setting up small businesses. After working in remote areas in Queensland and the NT, she knows the health disadvantages of rural and Indigenous people and has a passion for alleviating these difficulties.