2013 News Archive

Herbert Smith Freehills Grand-Final

After three gruelling weeks of competition, the Grand Final of the Herbert Smith Freehills BP tournament was held on Wednesday October 16th in H4 Lecture Theatre at Clayton Campus. We had a great turn out to watch some of MAD’s strongest debaters battle it out to win our premier British Parliamentary tournament. Progressing from Monday’s […]

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Worlds Contingent Announced

After a gruelling two days of trials we’re extremely excited to announce our contingent for the 2014 World University Debating Championships. We’ll be sending one our largest Worlds contingents to defend our title in Chennai this December. A massive thank you to debate triallers Viv Jones and Tim Mooney and adjudication examiner Gemma Buckley for […]

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Annual General Meeting

Candidate statements now available here. Meeting agenda now available here. This Monday September 16th we’re very excited to be hosting our Annual General Meeting and 2014 Executive elections this year. This is your chance to elect (or even run) for the Exec and celebrate this year’s progress. If you’re unable to make it to the […]

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2014 Executive Committee Announced

Democracy has prevailed once again and we’re extremely excited to announce the 2014 Executive Committee, elected at our AGM this afternoon. Thank you to everyone that attended to cast their vote and most importantly to everyone that ran. To have 17 people contesting 7 MWOP positions is huge and really exciting for the future of […]

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Monash Returns from Women’s

The lovely ladies of Monash have had another fantastically successful year at the Australasian Women’s Debating Championships. Sending another huge contingent to UNSW we were thrilled to have three teams break to the Quarters and three adjudicators watch finals. Ten of our fifteen debaters ranked in the top 50 speakers and all saw huge developments […]

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2013 Vice Chancellor’s Public Debate

Throughout the last term of federal parliament, journalists, social commentators and members of the public alike have decried the quality of political debate in this country. But has the quality of political discourse really been steadily deteriorating over time, or are there merits to be salvaged from our current political environment? The Monash Association of […]

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2013 Annual General Meeting

Meeeting agenda now available here. This Monday September 16th we’re very excited to be hosting our Annual General Meeting and 2014 Executive elections this year. This is your chance to elect (or even run) for the Exec and celebrate this year’s progress. If you’re unable to make it to the meeting we’d love you to […]

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New Secretary

We’re very excited to announce that Melissa Matteo was elected Secretary of the Monash Association of Debaters at our most recent EGM, we reckon she’s pretty swell!

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Welcome to Semester Two!

We hope all members had a safe and relaxing holiday and can’t wait to launch into another semester of debating action. This term we welcome a new format of debates and will be running introductory and advanced training sessions for the British Parliamentary style followed by the Pro/Am our first internal debate tournament (see sidebar). […]

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Australs Contingent Returns

After a gruelling and excellent 10 days, the MAD Australs contingent has returned from Malaysia. We’re pleased to report excellent results for all teams and adjudicators. Smashing their way through to the Quarter Finals Monash 1 and 2 had narrow losses to ANU 1 and Sydney 2 respectively. This was an unbelievable effort by both […]

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Monash Debating Review 2013 – Call for Associate Editors

The Monash Association of Debaters is extremely pleased to announce the Mary Nugent has been appointed as the Editor in Chief of the 2013 Monash Debating Review. Mary brings to the review an enviable track record as a debater and adjudicator as well as extensive networks in Europe and the United States. We’re very excited […]

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Women’s 2013 Adjudication Core

MAD would like to congratulate Monash’s own Gemma Buckley who has just been named one of the Deputy Chief Adjudicators for the upcoming Australasian Women’s Debating Championships. This is another feather in the cap for the former MAD President and 2014 Easters Chief Adjudicator. Gemma’s excited to join the adjudication core and can’t wait to […]

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Martin Sorensen Memorial Competition

After three weeks of gruelling rounds the Martin Sorensen Memorial Competition drew to a close with a hard fought finals series. Breaking to the semis were Tom Hvala has a mature age friend featuring Nisha Dutta, Sasha Lytas, Gen Trinh and Tom Hvala and Two Beatrices, no time for Stephen starring Beatrice Paull, Beatrice Duong […]

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Ordinary General Meeting

Don’t let the name fool you, MAD’s very exciting first general meeting for the year will be held next Monday May 13th at 5pm (further details have gone out in Tastebud prior). We require over 50 members to make quorum and thus are encourgaging all MADdies to attend and have their say on the club’s […]

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Australs Trials Round Two

Congratulations to everyone who completed round one of trials on Sunday; the standard was set incredibly high. Round two will be held this Saturday, participants will be emailed the draw in advance. For any questions regarding trials please contact Nisha.

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Monash Contingent returns from Griffith Easters

Another massive tournament for MAD Monash once again has returned a stellar result at the 2013 Australian Novice Intervarsity Debating Championships. Sending a whopping 11 teams and over 10 adjudicators MAD was once again one of the largest contingents represented and saw amazing development in our new debaters and seasoned team leaders alike. With five […]

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2013 Commencement Dinner

Saturday March 23rd Missed Post Worlds? Or keen for more fun times with new Debaters? Then get two thousand and keen for the 2013 Commencement Dinner! This year, in trendy Fitzroy on Saturday, 23rd March. To ease into dinner, the afternoon will kick off at 5pm with a mini MAD pool tournament at the Red […]

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Easters Trials

Don’t forget Easters ‘trials’ for all novices will be held this weekend. Sign ups for debating and adjudicating spots have now closed. If you had any questions about your registration or other issues please don’t hesitate to contact Externals Officer Nisha Dutta Offers of debating and adjudicating places in the Monash contingent will be sent […]

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MAD in the headlines

Making news for all the right(?) reasons again recent World Champions Nita Rao and her partner took time out to chat with the Progress Leader. Prominently featured on page 20 of the weekly publication, next to an advertisement for cataract surgery, the in-depth profile delves into just what it takes to defeat some of the […]

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O-Week

MAD will be tearing up O Week this week and can’t wait to welcome our new and returning members. Come visit our stall in the Clubs Festival on the Lemon Scented Lawns to learn more about the club, chat with the exectuive and sign up as a member Once again this year membership is free […]

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Monash wins Worlds … again

For the third consecutive year, Monash University has won the World University Debating Championships. Monash B, consisting of James Beavis and Nita Rao, took out the Grand Final after breaking 48th overall at the tournament in Berlin. James was also named the ‘Best Speaker in the Grand Final’ by the Honorary Judging Panel. Monash C […]

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