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Peninsula Public Debate

We’re pleased to announce the Peninsula Public Debate will be making a grand re-entrance in 2014! Come along and watch an exciting debate on the topic – “Can Australia’s current asylum seeker policy be justified?”

Joining MAD heavyweights James Beavis and Stephen Moore are Human Rights Barrister Julian Burnside QC, Greens Senator Richard Di Natale, Journalist Rita Panahi and Liberal Senator Scott Ryan.

Date: Thursday 8th May
Time: 6:30pm
Place: The Arts Centre, Davey Road, Frankston

Email Shara if you have any questions.

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The Great Law Week Debate

As part of Monash Law Faculty’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, the annual Great Law Week Debate will see a team of prominent Monash Law Alumni battle it out with current Monash Law Staff, over the highly controversial topic: “The more laws, the less justice” (Cicero). You can grab the Great Law Week Debate Event Flyer here, and the details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday 14th May, 2014

Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Where: Monash University Law Chambers 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Cost: Free

RSVP:Tuesday 13th May, 2014
law-marketing@monash.edu or (03) 9905 2630

Monash Law Alumni Team

Mr Richard Attiwill QC, has a broad practice that includes commercial, administrative and civil law.

Ms Catherine Dunlop, Partner at Maddocks and lifelong member of Monash Association of Debaters (MADS).

Ms Elizabeth (Liz) King, Barrister and academic. Liz has practised widely in public law matters and is a current member of the International Criminal Court’s List of Counsel.

Monash Law Staff Team

The Honourable Professor Nahum Mushin, retired Family Court Judge and Chair of the Government’s Forced Adoption Implementation Working Group.

Associate Professor Paula Gerber, President at Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation and Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law.

Associate Professor Adam McBeth, Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and Convenor of the mooting program.


Mr Tim Rankin who is the current Monash Law Students’ Society President and works as a paralegal.

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2013 Vice Chancellor’s Public Debate

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 Debaters has the great pleasure of inviting you to the 2013 Vice Chancellor’s Public Debate.

Join us two days before the federal election to hear six public figures including Janet Rice, Jo Scard, James Button, Dr Nick Economou and Dr Liz Conor debate this timely topic.

Entry is free and all details can be found on the Facebook event.

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