Monash Association of Debaters


Why Sponsor MAD?

The Monash Association of Debaters is one of the oldest student clubs at Monash University, and one of the most successful debating societies in the world. MAD regularly triumphs at the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships and remains one of only two societies to win the World Championships in consecutive years. On campus, MAD’s prominent role involves staging major public debates and running prestigious debating competitions. Our club is a forum for some of the brightest and most talented students at the university to discuss the most pressing policy concerns. Moreover, we are proud to have to have founded the world’s only academic journal on debating, the Monash Debating Review.

Sponsoring MAD provides you with the opportunity to recruit some of the most impressive students at the university. Debaters are ideally suited to a professional environment, possessing the advanced communication skills and capacity to adapt to new challenges which is essential to success. MAD’s success and international focus provide you with a unique opportunity to enhance your company’s visibility to talented students from across the world.


Current Sponsors

Holley Nethercote Commercial & Financial Services lawyers


Holley Nethercote commercial & financial services lawyers were established in 1995 on a “preventative law” philosophy with a strong focus on compliance and keeping clients out of court.

Grant Holley, a partner of the firm, spent nine years at the Victorian Bar as a barrister and was regularly briefed by Tim Nethercote, retired partner of the firm, who was a solicitor at the time.

To this day, Holley Nethercote has provided legal support to financial services providers and acts for medium to large non-financial services companies.

Along with establishing the law firm, Grant and Tim also established an associated training business, Compact compliance & training. This training business offers experiential-style training as well as tailored training courses for specific organisations.

Holley Nethercote has been involved with assisting a number of clients in full-scale ASIC investigations, helping dozens of financial institutions obtain their Australian Financial Services and Australian Credit Licences, act as (and alongside) Independent Experts in a number of ASIC-mandated enforceable undertakings, assisting large companies with mergers and acquisitions and preparing legal documentation and representing clients in court.

Holley Nethercote has a highly developed team of experienced commercial and financial services lawyers with industry-wide and practical experience. Holley Nethercote offers a clerkship program for second, third, fourth or final year law students who are looking to get a sense of what it is like working in the legal profession and to join the team.



A.T. Kearney

Monash Faculty of Arts

Monash Faculty of Law

Monash Business School


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