Menzies Foundation news

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

  • 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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  • Burnet Prize tops Nick's great year

    30-Nov-2016

    NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) laboratory head, Dr Nick Huntington, has been awarded the Burnet Prize to top off an outstanding year for the early career researcher.

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  • Atomic Dust wins Biruk the Menzies history category

    29-Nov-2016

    An exploration of Sir Robert Menzies' role in the Maralinga nuclear tests has won young Biruk Kahsay from St Monica's Catholic Primary School in Footscray, Melbourne, the Menzies special category prize in the National History Challenge.

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  • Deciphering cellular immunity around the clock

    24-Nov-2016

    Understanding the circadian cycles of immune cells and the genes that control them may play an important role in combating and treating inflammatory and chronic diseases.

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  • Increasing sports participation for adults with disabilities

    23-Nov-2016

    Training programs to help physiotherapists and other health professionals support adults with disabilities identify and participate in sporting activities, will be boosted by a Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grant.

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  • Scholar supports Heartbeat of Football

    22-Nov-2016

    The death of his brother's team mate on the soccer field led Professor Jamie Vandenberg, Menzies Scholar and Deputy Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Centre in Sydney, to think about how he could combine his professional expertise and his passion to help players stay active in soccer for longer.

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  • Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grant awarded to Satellite Foundation

    15-Nov-2016

    A program which provides support to young people who live with a parent with mental illness will benefit from the Inaugural Menzies Alumni Community Leadership Grants, awarded in Sydney this week.

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  • Exploring the edges of law

    25-Oct-2016

    Contributing to the development of refugee policy and creating greater awareness of Australia's international legal obligations is what Lyndon Goddard would like to do when he returns from studying a Master of Laws at Cambridge.

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  • Nathan seeks clear answers at Oxford

    24-Oct-2016

    Immersion in subjects examining the crossover between politics, administrative and constitutional law, along with a unique experience working for the UNHCR, have inspired 2017 Sir Robert Menzies Scholarship in Law recipient, Nathan Van Wees, to complete a Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford.

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  • Further insight into immune cell activation

    13-Oct-2016

    2014 NHMRC/RG Menzies Scholar in Medicine, Dr Si Ming Man, has continued his outstanding publishing record with another important paper on activating danger-sensing proteins in cells, published in journal Cell.

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  • A decade of humanitarian projects

    13-Oct-2016

    Human rights and refugee advocate, Julian Burnside AO, and Grand Designs Australia host, Peter Maddison, will headline an event to celebrate 10 years of Architects Without Frontiers (AWF) and its humanitarian projects around the world in November.

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