Australia Day Honours 2009

Mr Julian Burnside AO QC
Mr Julian Burnside AO QC (BEc 1972, LLB 1973)

Monash University congratulates the following alumni, staff, donors and friends of the University who received Australia Day Honours in 2009.

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the General Division

Mr Julian Burnside AO QC (BEc 1972, LLB 1973)
Alumnus
For service as a human rights advocate, particularly for refugees and asylum seekers, to the arts as a patron and fundraiser, and to the law.

(Fr ) Professor Richard Divall AO OBE (HonDLitt 1992)
Honorary Monash graduate
For service to the performing arts as a conductor, composer and musicologist, through the preservation of Australias musical heritage and support for young performers, and to the community.

Professor David Hill AO
Supporter and honorary staff member
For service to public health, particularly through leadership roles in the promotion of cancer awareness and prevention programs.

Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division

Professor David Cousins AM (BEc (Hons) 1973, MEc 1978)
Alumnus and staff member
For service to the community through a range of executive roles contributing to the administration and development of consumer policy and legislation.

Ms Sandra de Wolf AM (BA(Hons) 1971)
Alumna
For service to child and family welfare, particularly as a contributor to policy development and service delivery issues affecting families and through Berry Street Victoria.

Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM (MBBS 1971)
Alumna
For service to medicine in the field of women's health, particulary obstetrics and gynaecology through research, clinical practice, education and administrative roles and as a contributor to a range of professional organisations.

Mr Roger Gent AM
Contributing lecturer to Monash University's ultrasound program
For service to medical science in the field of paediatric sonography as a practitioner, educator and researcher, and through the advancement of techniques and facilities aiding the investigation of childrens disorders.

Mr William Horman AM APM (LLB (Hons) 1976)
Alumnus
For service to the community through a range of executive roles with crime and injury prevention and anti-violence organisations and raising awareness of responsible gambling.

Mr Michael Naphtali AM (BEc (Hons) 1970)
Alumnus
For service to the community through executive roles with environmental, sporting, educational and Jewish organisations.

The late Mr Klaus Zimmer AM (GradDipA(CeramicDes) 1988, MA (Craft) 1990)
Alumnus and former staff member
For service to the visual arts as a master artisan in the area of stained glass design, to education as a teacher and for assisting the development of the studio glass movement in Australia.

Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Military Division

Air Commodore Margaret Staib AM CSC (GradDipLogMgt 1990)
Alumna
For exceptional service to the Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Defence Force in the field of logistics strategic planning as Director of Logistics Support Agency - Air Force and Director General Strategic Logistics, Joint Logistics Command.

Wing Commander Richard Trotman-Dickenson AM (GradDipBusSys 2008)
Alumnus
For exceptional service to the Royal Australian Air Force as the Intelligence Commander Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit and as Wing Commander Operations (Information Warfare) at Information Warfare Wing.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division

Mr Noel Ancell OAM (MA 1994)
Alumnus
For service to choral music, particularly through a range of youth choirs as an artistic director, voice tutor and administrator and through the promotion of Australian musical compositions.

Dr Rodney Arambewela OAM (MAdmin 1990)
Alumnus
For service to the Sri Lankan community through the development of cultural and educational programs and the promotion of Australia-Sri Lanka business relations.

Dr Christine Bush OAM (GradDipFamMed 1996)
Alumna
For service to the community of Lilydale as a general practitioner and through a range of health and local development organisations.

Dr Bruce Cook OAM (BEd 1973)
Alumnus
For service to education, particularly as Headmaster of The Southport School.

Ms Barbara Oldfield OAM (AssDipA (PolSt) 1981)
Alumna
For service to the community through respite care support services.

Mrs Vettath Tara Rajkumar OAM
Staff member
For service to the performing arts as a teacher, choreographer and performer of classical Indian dance.

The late Mr Alexander Rickard OAM (BA 1971, BEd 1974, MEd 1981)
Alumnus
For service to education through a range of teaching and administrative roles and the development of enrichment programs for primary school students.

Mr Erskine Rodan OAM (GradDipFamLaw 1985)
Alumnus
For service to the law, particularly through the Law Institute of Victoria and to the community through legal aid and as an advocate for refugees.