Without the dedicated campaigning of General Sir John Monash, ANZAC day celebrations might not be what they are today. As we pay tribute to those who have made great sacrifices in service to our country, please take a moment to read about the origins of ANZAC day, from the perspective of John Monash himself.
Finding the common ground in Australia’s tank debate
Captain William Leben, 2019 ANZAC Centenary John Monash Scholar and Royal Australian Armoured Corps Officer is currently on secondment as an Analyst with ASPI (Australian Strategic Policy Institute). ASPI has published his latest article, Finding the common ground in Australia’s tank debate in The Strategist, a digital publication that aims to provide fresh ideas on Australia’s critical defence and policy choices.
Featured Podcast – Hannah Gandy
Hannah Gandy, 2022 Victorian Government John Monash Scholar, will be commencing a Master of Law and Social Justice at University College London later this year. Hannah has a deep commitment to working with disadvantaged youth which stems from her own experiences of growing up in circumstances of extreme disadvantage. Demonstrating remarkable resilience, she completed a Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Arts, graduating with high distinctions at La Trobe University. She has been mentored by former Australian Prime Minister and our John Monash Foundation Leadership Academy Patron, the Honourable Julia Gillard AC. Hannah has also been awarded the Order of Australia Association Foundation Scholarship in recognition of her work in youth services. Listen to her inspiring podcast here.
IoT Impact Conference
IoT Impact (Internet of Things) is hosting a conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday the 9th of June. Lara Olsen, 2004 John Monash Scholar and the current Managing Director for South East Water will be a featured speaker at the event, where she will discuss the sustainability challenges facing the water sector. The conference will focus on the critical issues we face today and inform audiences on the latest technology solutions available for businesses and governments. Learn more and register for the event here.
Algorithms that discriminate
Biblioteksdagarna is an upcoming conference in Stockholm designed for listening, talking and exchanging ideas. Holli Sargeant, 2021 BHP John Monash Scholar will be speaking at the conference in a segment titled: Algorithms that discriminate. Her presentation is based on her current research undertaken as part of her PhD in Law at the University of Cambridge which explores the risks that artificial intelligence can present. Learn more and register for the conference here.
Holding Pattern Exhibition
The mobile device exhibition: Holding Pattern ~ Between here and tomorrow ~ presents original digital artworks every Thursday for the month of April 2022. The exhibition features Jessica Coldrey, 2021 Victorian Government John Monash Scholar, with her latest installation The Unconquered Sun. The exhibition is hosted by the Burrinja Gallery in Victoria. Learn more and register for the digital exhibition here.
Principles of Australian Refugee Policy Re-Launched
Sydney Educational Broadcasting Ltd. operates a community radio station, 2SER-FM and the station recently interviewed Frances Voon, 2008 John Monash Scholar. Frances is the Executive Manager of the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales. In the interview, she discusses the recent re-launch of The Kaldor Centre’s Principles for Australian Refugee Policy.
What is Australia’s offshore system?
Catherine Stubberfield, 2010 John Monash Scholar, is currently working as a spokesperson for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). ITV News in the UK recently quoted her in relation to Australia’s offshore processing system, to provide a point of comparison for the UK as it considers implementing its own offshore processing.