2022 Victorian Commemorative Service held in the Parliament of Victoria

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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.

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