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 Liane Moriarty – the best kind of rivalry

Liane Moriarty – the best kind of rivalry

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Arts & Culture Master of Arts, Creative Writing, 2003 Best-selling author All the best stories include a little bit of drama, and if you’re Liane Moriarty, a little bit of sibling rivalry doesn’t go amiss either. Especially if you want to publish your first book … They say inspiration can strike at any time, but for Liane Moriarty, her desire to be a...

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 Brad Jakeman: with great privilege comes great responsibility

Brad Jakeman: with great privilege comes great responsibility

2019 Alumni Award Winner – International Achievement Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Mass Communications), 1989 Founder and managing partner of Rethink Food Now. More than ever. We need free thinkers. And we need people who are prepared to make a difference in the lives of those who don’t enjoy the privileges many of us take for granted. Brad Jakeman is one such man.   Brad Jakem...

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 Elizabeth Gaines – the sky’s the limit

Elizabeth Gaines – the sky’s the limit

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Innovation & Enterprise Master of Applied Finance, 1997 Chief Executive Officer at Fortescue Metals Group Success compounds. The more you put in, over a greater amount of time, the larger your accumulated reward. As Chief Executive of Fortescue Metals Group and an alumni of the Macquarie University Business School, Elizabeth Gaines believes everyone should hav...

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 Marcia Langton – speaking out for change

Marcia Langton – speaking out for change

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Human Geography and Anthropology 2005 Associate Provost, University of Melbourne   Distinguished Professor Marcia Langton AM, a prominent public intellectual and academic, grew up listening to great Aboriginal orators and experienced firsthand the power of a well-honed argument. She is now one of Australia’s most res...

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 Larry Marshall – the power of science

Larry Marshall – the power of science

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Science & Technology Bachelor of Science (Hons), 1985; PhD, 1990 CEO, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Collaboration, says Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive of CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst – is where the magic happens ... Ironically, it was during his time at Macquarie Univers...

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 Tina McKenzie – tenacity personified

Tina McKenzie – tenacity personified

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Sport Bachelor of Arts with Diploma of Education, 2011 Three-time Paralympian athlete (wheelchair basketball) Elite athletes ahead of the game prepare for life after sport, but speaking to Tina McKenzie, you get the feeling that there is more to her, way more, than her sporting achievements ... Sure, Tina’s personal drive and ability to set and achieve goals ...