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Congratulations Zoe Bush
The digital publication Lawyers Weekly has announced the 2022 finalists for its 30 Under 30 Awards. This awards program recognises the achievements of the finest lawyers across Australia under 30. Zoe Bush, 2019 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholar, is one of 10 finalists under the Pro Bono/Community Lawyer of the Year category. The winner will be announced at an event in Sydney on the 3rd of June. We congratulate Zoe on her achievements and wish her luck on the night
Wagga Wagga Business Summit 2022
Business development, energy, economic growth, housing and skills shortages were topics discussed at the 2022 Wagga Wagga Business Summit in NSW this week. Jillian Kilby, 2013 BHP John Monash Scholar, was a key participant leading discussions pertaining to infrastructure and long-term planning. Jillian was quoted in about Regional, "Infrastructure is science, not art and not politics."
300,000 Australian men have eating disorders
Dr Gemma Sharp, 2007 John Monash Scholar, was interviewed for an SBS podcast called The Disruptive Companion. Gemma leads the Body Image Research Group at Monash University and provided expert commentary on treating body image issues from the lesser-known male perspective and across the gender spectrum. The podcast highlighted the need to widen early detection and screening strategies which historically are focused on women, as a third of Australians diagnosed with eating disorders today are men.
16th-Century flute discovered on Dutch shipwreck
Jonty Coy, 2020 Gandel Philanthropy John Monash Scholar, will be performing on a unique replica of a 16th-century flute, recently discovered by archaeologists on a Dutch shipwreck. His performance will feature a new work for Renaissance flute and electronics by Kate Milligan, a performer from WA who has recently been awarded the 2022 Art Music Funds Grant.
China detects first human case of bird flu
A four-year-old boy has been infected with an H3N8 strain of bird flu for the first time in China. This strain is rare, however, Dr Alexandra Phelan, 2013 Pratt Foundation John Monash Scholar, has discussed the need to increase surveillance globally. As an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Global Health Science at Security at Georgetown University, she has been interviewed by The Guardian, advising that there have been several new spillover events of influenza from poultry to people.
Elsevier’s Journal of Cleaner Production published the following research article; Decarbonization in state-owned power companies: Lessons from a comparative analysis. Dr Arjuna Dibley, 2016 Woodside John Monash Scholar is a co-author in this research arguing that to meet objectives outlined in the Paris Agreement, governments should work towards rapid decarbonisation of electricity systems, with a focus on state-owned power companies being the key drivers in the process.
International refugee laws
Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster of news in 40 languages reaching an estimated weekly audience of more than 311 million people globally. They interviewed Madeline Gleeson, 2012 John Monash Scholar and Senior Research Associate for the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law UNSW, in one of their programmes. Madeline has shared her expertise from her extensive knowledge in Australian international refugee law, by providing context for the proposed offshore processing policy taking shape in Britain.