2009 News Archive

Week 11 Update

Martin Sorensen Grand Final After five rounds and semi-finals, the Grand Final of the Martin Sorensen Competition will be contested by “Sideways Vagina” and “Tit Mints”. It will be held at the Notting Hill Hotel on Wednesday 27 May from 7pm – come along a bit earlier and grab dinner before the debate. Alumni Drinks […]

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Week 10 Update

Regressive Regressive is MAD’s biggest and most entertaining social events. It’s basically a debate done backwards – the catch being that anyone who speaks earlier (who would normally speak last, like a 3rd speaker) gets to dare the people who are going to come after them (who would normally speak first, like the 1st speakers) […]

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End of Semester Update

Monday Meeting – End of Year BBQ We’ll be finishing off the year with a final BBQ to reflect on the year that was and farewell the teams going to Worlds. It’ll be held on the lawns outside the Menzies – also note that as it is Week 13, there will be no monday night […]

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Mid-Semester Update

Public Debate As part of MAD’s commitment to fostering debate in the wider community, the club will once again be holding our annual Vice-Chancellor’s Public Debate. This year the topic is “That The West Should Engage With Hamas: A Solution To The Israel/Palestine Conflict?”, and will be held in Central 1 lecture theatre at Monash […]

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Week 9 Update

Regressive Regressive is MAD’s biggest and most entertaining social events. It’s basically a debate done backwards – the catch being that anyone who speaks earlier (who would normally speak last, like a 3rd speaker) gets to dare the people who are going to come after them (who would normally speak first, like the 1st speakers) […]

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Week 3 Update

Post-Australs Party Now that everyone’s back in the country (and we’ve actually checked that Victor’s house is free), MAD is holding its post-australs party from 7:30pm ovwards on Friday 7 August at Victor’s house (see Tastebud for address). There’ll be limited food and drink provided, so what you bring is dependent on how much you […]

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Week 5 Update

Womens The Australian Women’s Debating Championships are fast approaching! Held from the 25th-28th of September at Macquarie University in Sydney, Women’s is a Pro-Am tournament aimed at encouraging Women to be involved in BP style debating. If you’re interested in coming along, email Nita at monash.debaters.pr@gmail.com. Please do this as soon as possible, as registration […]

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Week 8 Update

Guest Speaker – George Negus Next Monday MAD is very lucky to be hosting journalist and author George Negus. George has been a reporter for 60 Minutes and hosted Foreign Correspondent, and is currently the host of Dateline on SBS. He will be speaking on contemporary political journalism, and all MADdies are encouraged to take […]

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Week 2 Update

Post-Australs Party Now that everyone’s back in the country (and we’ve actually checked that Victor’s house is free), MAD is holding its post-australs party from 7:30pm ovwards on Friday 7 August at Victor’s house (see Tastebud for address). There’ll be limited food and drink provided, so what you bring is dependent on how much you […]

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BEST. AUSTRALS. EVER.

MAD has capped off one of its most dominant performances at Australs ever. In a performance eerily reminiscent of the last time Monash hosted Australs, Monash 1 (Tim Jeffrie, Amit Golder and Fiona Prowse) stormed through the tournament undefeated, not dropping a single adjudicator till the last day, to claim MAD’s 8th Australasian title against […]

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Week 7 Update

Freshers Grand Final (for real this time) After four rounds of debating, Freshers is down to just two teams. The Grand Final will be Ken vs. Guile, and will take place at the next Monday meeting in H6. Additionally, we will be announcing the top 5 speakers of the competition and the best speaker, who […]

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Easters Recap – Keep the cap!

MAD continued its fine run at Easters, breaking a team, five adjudicators and achieving the highest pick-ups per capita of any MAD contingent in recent memory. The stars were of course Monash 9 (Nita Rao, Lachlan Saunders and Sam Whitney) who broke amongst raucous chants of “Keep the Cap! Keep the Cap!”. Monash 9 did […]

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Week 13 Update

Alumni Drinks The Monash Association of Debaters (MAD) will be holding an inaugural Alumni Night this year, which all former and current MAD members are warmly invited to attend. This event will be held shortly before the 2009 Australasian Debating Championships (Australs), which will be hosted by Monash University in July. The Alumni Cocktail Night […]

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Week 12 Update

Alumni Drinks The Monash Association of Debaters (MAD) will be holding an inaugural Alumni Night this year, which all former and current MAD members are warmly invited to attend. This event will be held shortly before the 2009 Australasian Debating Championships (Australs), which will be hosted by Monash University in July. The Alumni Cocktail Night […]

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Pre-Australs Update

MAD v. MUDS Send-off Debate One of the great annual traditions, the Monash 1 v. Melbourne 1 Australs send-off debate will be held this year on 30 June 2008, right before Australs. Traditionally the last chance to farewell the flagship Victorian teams, this year it’s being held at the Corkman, 160 Leicester Street in Carlton […]

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Week 6 Update – Easters!

A massive contingent of 13 teams and 16 adjudicators is heading up to Brisbane for Easters on Thursday for what should be an awesome tournament. As per usual, we’ll be texting live updates to the website, so those of you who can’t join us should keep an eye on the Live Results page. There’s no […]

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Week 5 Update – Freshers Final and Easters

After four rounds of debating, Freshers is down to just two teams. The Grand Final will be Ken vs. Guile, and will take place at the next Monday meeting in H6. Additionally, we will be announcing the top 5 speakers of the competition and the best speaker, who will receive a special prize. Details should […]

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Week 6 Update

Monday Meeting – Pub Trivia We’re heading to the Bar an hour early for some Pub Trivia for this week’s Monday Meeting, so head straight to Sir John’s Bar at 1pm (NOT M3). Womens The Australian Women’s Debating Championships are fast approaching! Held from the 25th-28th of September at Macquarie University in Sydney, Women’s is […]

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Week 4 Update – Freshers and Easters

Freshers night 1 was a great success, and there’s another two debates next Monday night. After this, the top two teams will meet in the final on the Monday lunchtime before Easter. Email Amit at monash.debaters.internals@gmail.com to let him know if you can’t make the second night. MAD has also selected a massive 13 teams […]

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Week 4 Update

First-Year Party We were remarkably close to booking out a McDonald’s for a kid’s birthday party, but instead we’ve decided to go with Fun City for MAD’s First-Year Event. It starts at 7pm, and will include 3 hours of laserforce, sumo suits, dodgem cars, bowling and plenty of other fun activities, with a BBQ dinner […]

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Week 3 Update – Freshers and Commencement Dinner

Now that you’ve experienced MAD’s training, it’s time to put those skills into action during our Freshers Internal Competition. It’s open to all new members of the club, and is designed as a fun and easy way to get more experience with University debating. It will be held across the next two Monday nights, with […]

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Holiday Update 2

End of Year Awards Night – CANCELLED The end of year awards night has been CANCELLED due to inclement weather. There will still be some people heading to the Racecourse hotel at around 6:30, so drop by if you’re free but the bbq has been cancelled.

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Pre-Worlds Update

Worlds – Live Results! MAD is sending three teams and five adjudicators to this year’s World Championships in Antalya, Turkey. As in the past, we’ll be posting live results to the website – you can access the Live Results page here. In other news, Tim Jeffrie has been recently appointed a Deputy Chief Adjudicator for […]

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Week 2 Update – Commencement Dinner and Easters sign-up

Rhys is a slow learner, but even he’s realised the folly of holding a social event outdoors given Melbourne’s volatile weather. As a result, he’s organised an exciting – and indoor – location for MAD’s next social event, Commencement Dinner. Details are below: When: Friday March 20th, 7:30pm start. Where: Sophia’s, 857 Burke rd, Camberwell, […]

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Holiday Update 1

Alumni Drinks The Monash Association of Debaters (MAD) will be holding an inaugural Alumni Night this year, which all former and current MAD members are warmly invited to attend. This event will be held shortly before the 2009 Australasian Debating Championships (Australs), which will be hosted by Monash University in July. The Alumni Cocktail Night […]

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Holiday Update 3

Sydney Mini Results MAD had one of its most successful Sydney Mini campaigns in years, with Monash A (Amit Golder and Tim Jeffrie) and Monash C (Colette Mintz and Nita Rao) from MAD’s Worlds contingent representing the club in the Grand Final, and itinerant vagrant Rhys Campbell breaking as a judge to the final. Both […]

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Week 1 Update – First Year BBQ and Easters sign-up

For all those who want to unwind from their first week of uni and meet fellow debaters, whilst also enjoying free food and drinks, then our first year BBQ is for you! It kicks off at 5:00pm at Caulfield Park, on the corners of Princess Highway, Sir John Monash drive, and Dudley St. Parking is […]

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