Menzies Foundation news

Official news, updates and media releases on the Menzies Foundation activities are available here.

  • Realising dreams with focus and introspection

    11-May-2017

    Hard work, introspection, self-care and a long-standing commitment to the Dimboola community has resulted in Courtney Dove being awarded the $10,000 Menzies Centenary Prize.

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  • Out of the darkness - solving the fundamental scientific puzzle

    08-May-2017

    "Don't you want to know what makes up 80 per cent of the universe?" This is the scientific puzzle that drives Tracy Slatyer, a self-confessed nerd who overcame bullying to pursue her passions and now works to unravel the mysteries of dark matter.

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  • Menzies Fellow steps into UNSW Pathology leadership role

    24-Apr-2017

    Professor John Pimanda, haematologist and 2003 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow, has been appointed head of pathology at UNSW, expanding his role which already straddles clinical and academic roles.

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  • All expectations exceeded

    19-Apr-2017

    From campaigning for Hilary Clinton to tutoring in a local correctional facility, Harvard Menzies Scholar Sibella Matthews, is making the most of every minute on her scholarship in Boston and so far it has exceeded all of her expectations.

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  • New leaders, new focus for the Menzies Foundation

    28-Mar-2017

    The Menzies Foundation has recently undertaken a strategic review leading into its 40th year and will be shifting and refining its priorities.

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  • Grant helps identify soccer players with elevated cardiac risk

    26-Mar-2017

    The Heartbeat of Football has started its 2017 activities with a Heart Health Awareness Tent at Wentworth Park in Sydney, to educate soccer players about heart health as they head into a new season.

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  • Can history help make a better world?

    21-Mar-2017

    The 2017 National History Challenge is open for school registrations. The Menzies Foundation is sponsoring a special category in the National History Challenge for 2017, with primary school students encouraged to expand their knowledge of Sir Robert Menzies by answering the question 'How successful was Australia's longest serving Prime Minister in helping to create a better world in modern Australia?'

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  • Social impact - building a community of change

    10-Mar-2017

    Harnessing new technologies, using innovative teaching methods and thinking about business, law and social impact differently, are central to building the next generation of change-makers, according to 2012 Menzies Scholar Jessica Roth.

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  • A passion for problem solving and creativity

    03-Mar-2017

    A passion for maths and science coupled with a craving for creativity have steered Ashleigh Miller towards an architecture degree at The University of Melbourne with the support of a Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarship.

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  • A big ambition for first in family

    03-Mar-2017

    Driven by a passion for human rights and international politics, Sienna Amarant will be the first person in her family to attend university and will undertake a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and International Study thanks to the support of a Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarship.

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  • Sri Lanka wins PM's XI

    16-Feb-2017

    The Sri Lankan cricket team has taken out the 2017 Prime Minister's XI T20 game at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

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  • Indigenous Mentoring Fellow plans to be a game changer

    06-Feb-2017

    The first Sir Robert Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow, Michelle Kerrin, knows it's a big deal to have an Aboriginal cultural background because for much of her life it was the missing piece of the puzzle.

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  • Harvard propels Matthew into a unique role

    02-Feb-2017

    So how exactly did a former pilot in the RAAF find himself managing the multi-billion dollar Oppenheimer Family endowment?

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  • Art proceeds to support UK scholarships

    23-Jan-2017

    Two artworks on auction in the UK will be sold in February with the proceeds donated to the Menzies Foundation.

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  • Nick's dual career the way of the future

    16-Jan-2017

    The students might be off for their summer break, but this just marks the start of 'work' of the creative kind for their teacher Nick Vines.

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  • A career ripe with possibilities

    22-Dec-2016

    For those who want to understand potential early inspiration for a career in science, Dr Ken Pang remembers an already blossoming interest in medical research being cemented by a school holiday program run by the CSIRO.

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  • Alec Menzies presents Menzies Centenary Prize

    21-Dec-2016

    This year's Menzies Centenary Prize-winner, Andrew King, had a special medal presentation when he went back to visit his old school last week and give the students of Dimboola Memorial Secondary College (DMSC) a taste of life at Mannix College at Monash University.

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  • Menzies Square captures old and new in Jeparit

    21-Dec-2016

    A tribute to the Menzies Family and the role they played in the small rural town of Jeparit - birthplace of Sir Robert Menzies - was the feature of the Menzies Square redevelopment, officially opened last week.

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  • Shaping the future of science

    05-Dec-2016

    Imagine reducing the need for invasive gut tests like colonoscopies or developing bacteria in your gut which could help manage your own inflammatory conditions.

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  • Milstein award for Dr Si Ming Man

    30-Nov-2016

    The International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS)* has awarded NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow Dr Si Ming Man, with the Milstein Young Investigator Award for 2016.

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