2011 News Archive

Monday Meeting: Dr Gavid Mudd

Where: Monday the 18th of April, 1pm, R3 Issue: Nuclear Power and The Dangers of Uranium Mining Guest Speaker: Dr Gavin Mudd Dr Gavin M Mudd has been an active researcher and advocate on the environmental impacts and management of mining for over a decade. He has been involved with many aspects of industry with […]

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Easters Banner Painting

We had balloons. We threw paper planes. We were the back row bandits of the briefing room. When MAD invades Easters this year, we?re going to knock it up a notch with a banner. Come to the Monash Sport BBQ Area (walk through the Monash Sport reception area to the outside concrete space) at 1pm […]

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MAD’s Open Competition

This year MAD will be hosting an open tournament on Monday 10th and 17th of October at 5:00pm. An open tournament has open motions, being that the topic is open to interpretation and the debate could take a number of different directions. This is different from most topics that tell you what you are either […]

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Easters

What? Easters, or the Australian National Intervarsity Debating Championships, is the first major debating competition of the year. It brings together more experienced debaters from MAD with younger debaters and aims to give them a fun, but competitive introduction to university debating. The tournament is a fun filled three days of debating and socializing, giving […]

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T-Shirts!

A tradition since time eternal, the black MAD t-shirts have graced the chiseled abs and sensuous curves of many a world debating champion. On the first day of each tournament we attend the contingent dons their club shirts in a amorphous wave of sexy debating awesomeness. This year a MAD t-shirt can be yours for […]

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50th Anniversary Dinner committee applications

The MAD 50th Anniversary Dinner is coming up and we want you to get involved. We are currently looking for members of our organising committee to be involved with planning and running the dinner, and contacting many of the alumni we have amassed over the last 50 years. The date for the event has not […]

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2011 Vice-Chancellor’s Public Debate

Should Australia put a Price on Carbon? Tune in at 6:30PM Wednesday, 31 August to view the Public Debate Live here Watch live streaming video from monashassociationofdebaters at livestream.com The carbon tax is the defining issue of Australian politics in 2011. With the Gillard government on the ropes and debate over climate change reaching fever […]

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MAD Alumni Intergenerational Trivia Night

With the MAD Alumni Association growing each year, we figured its about time to throw off the formal facade and celebrate this year’s mid-year event in true MAD style with a good old fashioned pub trivia night! With a bar tab and prizes, this promises to be a great chance to catch up with old […]

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Notice of the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)

When: 28th of March, 1pm Where: TBC – information on the venue will be outlined soon The EGM will cover elections for several positions, some which are currently vacant and others to which individuals have previously been co-opted. In accordance with our consitution, we are opening the following positions up for election by the members: […]

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British Parliamentary Pro-Am Tournament

Life in MAD moves fast! With the conclusion of Australs we’ve also concluded 3-on-3 style debating for the year! Monday training will now focus on British Parliamentary style training! But there’s no better way to get right into BP debating than through the BP Pro-Am running on August 8 and August 15 (Week 3 and […]

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Commencement Dinner

Mark off the 25th of March in your diary – the night the annual Commencement Dinner will take place. One of MADs favourite socials for the year, come to Sofias in Camberwell for some dinner and drinks. Tickets, priced at $20 for MSA card holders and $25 for everyone else, will be sold during the […]

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Interested in commercial law? Special Event at Blake Dawson

Blake Dawson is organising a special workshop for MAD members who are interested in corporate law. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about the types of issues which corporate lawyers deal with, meet people from Blake Dawson and enjoy some free drinks and nibbles. Date: Thursday 13 October Time: 5.30pm ? 7.30pm […]

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Australs 2011 Update

For those of you who were out of the loop about Australs, we have a few major pieces of news to report! MAD had the most successful Australs ever, breaking four teams (the maximum allowed under the expanded cap); Monash 1 (breaking first for the third year in a row), 2, 3 and 4, as […]

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MAD Footy Tipping Competition

To kick off (hur hur) the new year of AFL, we have started a footy tipping competition! It doesn’t matter whether you lack the luck, skill or knowhow to win an actual game of football: Tipping has nothing to do with any of them! And unlike other tipping competitions, ours comes complete with prizes. Prizes […]

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Australs Adjudicator Trials

If you are interested in going to Australs as an Adjudicator, you need to sit the Adj test. Details can be found below. (You will be tested on a debate that includes replies, so if you have no idea what a reply is please watch the training session before the test.) You can also listen […]

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Australs Trials

Australs may still be a far way off, but the deadline for registration is right around the corner! As such, we are advertising for trials earlier than we would have otherwise. Details of the tournament itself are below. Trials Who: Everyone who is serious about coming to this years Australasian Debating Championships in South Korea. […]

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Exciting BCG Scholarship Opportunity

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is currently accepting applications for two presitgious undergraduate scholarships, valued at $15,000 each! BCG is seeking applications from high-performing, penultimate year students from any discipline to partake in the scholarship program. The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. This […]

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Semester One 2011 Wrap Up

The end of Semester 1 has come! This means that debating will not be running on Monday and Wednesday nights until Semester 2! Sadness! With exams fast approaching, I’m sure we can all enjoy the time out from our hectic debating and university combined schedules to get some study in though! Over the break, MAD […]

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Monash Debating Review Volume 9 is released

Click here to download Volume 9 of the Monash Debating Review.The highlights of Volume 9 include: A concise introduction to debates about economics by Worlds Semi-Finalist Harish Natarajan; A feature article examining potential options for expanding the Worlds break by Eric Barnes, Andy Hume and Steven Johnson; A fascinating look at Rwandan debating by World […]

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Post O-Week News:

Hey everyone, with O-Week just over there’s stillsome things you can do. 1. Sign up at the first training session if you haven’t already 2. Check out the newly redesigned MAD Office 3. First Years: Check this out: First year info

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Regressive: 21st May, 7PM

MAD’s biggest and 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, unlike most debates, […]

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Ordinary General Meeting (OGM)

As per the latest edition of Silvertongue (which will be posted online soon), we will be holding an OGM at the beginning of our normal Monday Meeting at 12:30pm on the 16th of May. We want to get through the meeting as quickly as possible to get to Rounds 5 and 6 of Sorensen, so […]

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MAD Mini 2012 website is up

MAD Mini is back for a third year running. More information will be posted when it becomes available. But to keep fully up to date, check out the website, follow them on Twitter and join the Facebook group. The essential details are…. When: 10th-12th of February 2012 Style: – 3 on 3 debating with POIs […]

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Summer Wrap Up Vol. 3

And so another year has begun and things are WELL under way for everyone here at MAD. So, what’ve you missed? 1. Tastebud You can grab Tastebud 1 (MAD Summer fun) here and Tastebud 1 1/2 (Reminder!!!) here. 2. Easters News Head on over to the National Competitions page to check out the latest Easters […]

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Bain Scholarship Opportunity

Bain & Company Australia is pleased to announce its inaugural undergraduate scholarship. Our scholarship aims to support bright, enthusiastic individuals who possess a strong desire to make significant impact in the world around them. Eligibility requirements We are looking for students who are: – Able to demonstrate a passion for results – Able to point […]

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Sorensen Grand Final

The Grand Final of the Martin Sorensen Competition will be held this Tuesday evening! Where: Blake Dawson, 181 William Street, Melbourne When: Tuesday 24th May, 5:30PM Who: Everyone! The Grand Final of the Martin Sorensen Competition is proudly sponsored by Blake Dawson who have been kind enough to provide the venue for the Grand Final. […]

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Winning

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Victory at 2011 New Zealand BP competition

Congratulations to Amit Golder and Kiran Iyer for winning the 2011 New Zealand BP competition in Auckland. After coming first on the ladder after 6 rounds, they made it through a semi final to the Grand Final, and in an impressive 4/1 split, won. The topic for the final was This House believes newly democratised […]

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MONASH WINS WORLDS!!!

In a stunning feat of skill, charisma and FACTS, Monash has, once again and for the first time in a massive 10 year low, WON the Worlds University Debating Championship. Coming to glory in the final round from opening government, Victor Finkel and Fiona Prowse triumphed. However, that’s not to say our other teams didn’t […]

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Easters Teams

The wait is finally over (or maybe you already knew!). Easters teams have been decided and here they are! Monash 1Tim WhitingAhmed HamidiHiba Marfhour Monash 2Josh GoodwillRohan WaringAmbritha De Silva Monash 3Sasha LytasFinlay GustusYan Kok AdjudicatorsKiran IyerGemma BuckleyJacqui DuongMadeline SchultzLuke McGreevyOscar De LorenzoScott Dawson Alex MirtJarryd RedwoodBen HollandSahil BhasinMatthew Wilbraham Monash 4James BeavisKaty MooreKatie Heading […]

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Easters 2011

For those of you who missed the results of the Australian National Debating Championships, we have some amazing news for you. But first, take a seat; it?s a big one. For the first time in 17 long years, the Monash Association of Debaters has WON Easters: Team 6, in an extremely close, hard fought Grand […]

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2011 end of season (warm up) Minis

Whether you’re warming up for Worlds or Wupid, or wanting to get some last minute debates in before a long debating-parched summer, now is the time to sign up for a Mini! Melbourne Mini will be running between the 2nd – 4th December and Sydney Mini will be following the week afterwards from the 9th […]

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Monash Debating Review

The Monash Debating Review is now free to download. Featuring a bunch of great articles, it’s not only an interesting read but a great way to procrastinate. Grab it here. Other editions, as well as more info about this one, can be found under the MDR menu right above this post on the order page.

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2012 Exec Budget Meeting

The next meeting for the 2012 Executive will be the Buget Meeting on Tuesday 6th December, 6:30pm (location TBA). Email secretary@monashdebaters.com for the location or further information.

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Summer Wrap Up Vol. 2

WUPID MAD performed spectacularly at WUPID breaking EVERY SINGLE PERSON in the contingent. Monash 1, 2 and 4 (Madeline & Gemma, Beavis & Nicole and Luke & Rhys respectively) broke to quarter finals while Monash 3 (Amit and Meredith) broke to the grand final. Mel, Blackie and Finlay also broke as adjudicators.

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MAD Mini 2012 applications

In the voice our our prestigous secretary, Stephen Moore As MAD Mini Convenor for 2012, I?d like to bring your attention to MAD?s most prestigious (and only) mini! Running in late February, just before the start of semester, MAD Mini boasts a fantastic atmosphere, old hacks, drinking, debating and a great opportunity to start off […]

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Summer Wrap Up Vol. 1

Sydney Mini As the mini season and series of pre-worlds tournaments drew to a close, MAD was again a dominant force at Sydney Mini. Monash A (Fiona and Victor) broke 1st and narrowly lost the grand final while Monash D (James and Nicole) made it to the semi finals. Amit Golder (debating with MUDsian Seamus […]

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