2010 News Archive

Coaching Training: Free Debate Enabling Day

Saturday May 22nd, 11 am – 3 pm, Melbourne Uni Free Debate is a charitable organization that strives to change the lives of disadvantaged youths and adults through the power of training in advocacy, argumentation and debate. The organisation is made up of volunteers, both current and former debaters. Working with Free Debate is a […]

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MAD Mini 2011

After being thoroughly vetted and grilled by Sam and Ash, the MAD Mini Org Comm has been officially decided! Co-Convenors: Sam Whitney and Ashleigh Feurtado Logistics: James Beavis Registration and Marketing: Josh Goodwill Treasurer: Nisha Dutta Tab Director: Tom Stansfield Co-Chief Adjudicators: Chris Bisset and Kiran Iyer If you have any enquiries about the tournament, […]

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Monash Debating Review (MDR) Marketing Manager: Position Vacant

We are currently seeking applications for the Marketing Manager position. The Marketing Manager is responsible for: Acting as a first point of contact for all MDR purchasing enquiries; Investigating sponsorship opportunities for the MDR; Setting prices for the MDR; Organising an online payment system in collaboration with the MAD Treasurer. If you are interested in […]

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Special Events: Mark Dreyfus, QC, MP at Monday Meeting

MAD is excited to welcome Mark Dreyfus, Federal Member of Parliament for Isaacs and Chair of the Parliamentary Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, as guest speaker at our next Monday meeting. Mark will be speaking on Monday May 3 at 1:00pm in Law Lecture Theatre L3. Before entering Parliament, Mark was one of Australia’s top […]

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The Great Alumni, Students and Friends Debate

This Tuesday MAD’s Fiona Prowse and Victor Finkel will be speaking in the 2010 Great Alumni, Students and Friends Debate. A showcase event at the Langham Hotel as part of Monash’s “Education Matters” week these debates are always great fun! Topic: ?The world has too many visionaries and not enough pragmatists? Debaters Dr Susan Maushart, […]

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MAD AGM

As some of you would have heard, the MAD AGM is going to be held on the 13th of September. For those of you who don’t know, this is where MAD members run for election for the executive of the next year, and constitutional amendments may be passed or denied. The deadline for Constitutional changes […]

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ANU Spring Debating

MAD’s favourite mini of the year is upon us again (note: a mini is a small tournament of debating, if you weren’t aware)! Each year ANU host their mini at a great rate with quality adjudication and topics, a championship dinner (among other socials) and the cheapest drinks Canberra has to offer. So what are […]

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Special Event: Rebuilding Humpty – A Modern Hypothetical

On Wednesday April 21, join MAD Alumni Ben Richards as he moderates an illustrious panel of Monash alumni, staff and students to explore the intersection between medicine, ethics, the law – and the politics of spin. MAD’s loveliest member, Carmel Wallis, will be part of the panel for this not to be missed event. The […]

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First Year Social

Due to the sucess of last years event MAD is hosting another 1st year social. This event is not exclusively for 1st years (so 2nd, 3rd + years are welcome to attend) but it is an event aimed at keeping new members involved in the club. Come down to Clayton’s newest bowling and M9 Laser […]

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Easters Results

Melbourne Easters 2010 was one of MAD’s most successful Easters in several years. We had huge contingent that saw five adjudicators and three teams break. Congratulations to Ravi Dutta, Amit Golder and Colette Mintz on judging the Grand Final that once again saw the University of Sydney Union come out victorious (shame!). MAD President Kiran […]

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RAD Mini

The RMIT Association of Debaters Mini Debating Tournament has been brought to a swift conclusion, and we have the results! Best Speaker: Dominic Guinane Grand Final Winners: Gemma Buckley and Sam Whitney Grand Final Runner Ups: Dominic Guinane (Iron Man); Hasini Wickramasinghe and Jacqueline Duong Grand Final Adjudicators: Lynton Gunn Couldn’t beat the cap for […]

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Post-Easters Party

After an amazing Easters, we’d love to see you all at the post-Easters party! With 3 teams breaking, several Monash judges in the finals, an amazing performance by all our other teams, and the official title of most fun uni ever (being the only contingent with balloons and copious amounts of alcohol during the grand […]

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Week 13 Activities

Week 13 BBQ Exams are round the corner and everyone is feeling the pressure looming. But never fear, Maddies, cause we’re having a bbq to help you destress. So remove yourself from the dark corners of the library annd come on down to the Menzies Lawn this Monday at 1pm for some free food, drink […]

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Easters: Final Update

Since teams have been finalised, rooms have been allocated and everyone is raring to go, so here’s a small update to let you all know about the events that are happening over the next week. Monday 5th of April: Easters Training Day A day full of debating (and adjudicating) in preparation for Easters. For full […]

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Alumni Cocktail Night

The Alumni Cocktail Night is perhaps the most prestigious event of the MAD calendar. Full details are available here, but for a quick rundown: When: Thursday August 19, 6:15pm Where: Monash Law Chambers (472 Bourke St, Melbourne) Keynote Speaker: Victorian Treasurer, John Lenders All the cool kids are coming so you should too! The registration […]

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Regressive Details Announced!

MAD’s biggest and (usually) best social event of the year is coming up so make sure you don’t miss out! Regressive is a comedy debate night where the debate goes backwards, starting with the adjudication and ending with the first speakers. Sound confusing? It is, but you’ll get the hang of it and like most […]

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Easters Training Day

In the lead up to the Easters Intervarsity Debating Tournament, MAD will be hosting a full day of debates to help debaters prepare for the upcoming stress of what will no doubt be an extremely hard fought tournament. While it is an opportunity for Easters teams to prepare for the tournament and adjudicators to hone […]

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Easters

One of the biggest events of the year is right around the corner… the Australian National Novice Championships, better known as Easters! This tournament is all about learning and improving your skills, as the novice focus implies, which makes it perfect for everyone from the oldest of hacks to brand new members who’ve never debated […]

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Freshers Grand Final!

Make sure you come along for the Grand Final of the Freshers competition, to be held at 1:00pm on Monday in the H10 lecture theatre at the bottom of the Menzies. The debate will feature Gabriella Bornstein, AJ Rawson and Michael Stern of Beautiful, Dirty, Rich taking on Jamie Blaker, Alex Mirt and Elizabeth Park […]

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Freshers

MAD’s funnest (it’s a word!) tournament is quickly approaching. Freshers is a competition purely for first year members of the club, so it is a perfect relaxed initiation to university debating. WHEN: Weeks 3 and 4, with the Grand Final on Monday March 22 at 1 pm. WHERE: Law Basement at 5 pm HOW TO […]

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Success at Worlds

MAD’s Worlds Contingent MAD’s contingent had an incredibly successful trip to the World University Debating Championships, at Koc University in Turkey. Monash A (Amit Golder and Tim Jeffrie) reached the Semi-Finals of the tournament, narrowly losing an exceptional debate to the London School of Economics and Oxford University. Monash B (Sashi Balaraman and Ravi Dutta) […]

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