2022 Victorian Commemorative Service held in the Parliament of Victoria
On Friday 12 August 2022, the annual Spirit of Australia Foundation Monash Commemorative Service took place in the Legislative Assembly chamber of the Parliament of Victoria after a two-year hiatus.
The assembled audience included students from a range of Victorian schools, including those with particularly close affiliation with Sir John Monash – Scotch College, Monash’s alma mater, and the Sir John Monash Science School.
The Hon John Kennedy MP represented The Hon Shaun Leane MP – Minister for Veterans and the Government of Victoria.
A keynote address was delivered by 2019 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar Sarah Schwartz, BA/LLB (Hons) (Sydney), LLM (Harvard). Sarah is a Senior Lawyer / Advocate at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service representing clients in the areas of police accountability, the rights of people in prison, and coronial inquests into Aboriginal deaths in custody.