Celebrating our alumni achievements

Congratulations to our alumni and friends on their recent awards.

Alumnus subject of 2015 Archibald Prize Winner

Alumnus subject of 2015 Archibald Prize Winner

A portrait of alumnus Charles Waterstreet (BA 1971, LLB 1974) has won the 2015 Archibald Prize. Artist Nigel Milsom described his subject as a great man, but otherworldly.

Waterstreet, said to be the inspiration for the ABC TV show Rake, previously represented Milsom after the artist received a conviction for armed robbery.

“I think as a maturing artist it will be the world to him because it’s recognition by peers and by the public that his gift is remarkable and that’s what he should be doing in life, nothing else,” Waterstreet said.

Milsom said he wanted to draw attention to the subject’s hands as it was symbolic of his past assistance to him.

“He’s a complex person so I’ve had to try and exaggerate a lot of his physical features to capture his largeness,” Milsom said.

Judges described the painting as a clear stand-out and according to reports it took three years to complete.

Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015

Bohdan Bilinsky

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
The Hon. Andrew John Rogers (LLB 1956)
For distinguished service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly reforms to commercial dispute resolution and case management, through contributions to international commercial arbitration, and to the community.

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Professor Roy Gary Beran (MHL 2001)
For significant service to medicine, particularly neurology, as a clinician, author and administrator, and to professional medical legal organisations.

(Right: Bohdan Bilinsky)

Mr Bohdan Bilinsky (LLB 1963 BA 1966 LLM 1969 MTH 1969 MA 1972 Hon Fellow 2009)
For significant service to tertiary legal education through a range of academic and executive roles, as a practitioner, and to the community.

Mr John Cauchi, AM (MCrim 1995)
For significant service to the law, and to international relations, through leading public administration and legal roles in the South Pacific.

Professor Rosalind Frances Croucher (BA 1977 LLB 1980)
For significant service to the law as an academic, to legal reform and education, to professional development, and to the arts.

The Hon Brian Thomas Sully (LLB 1959)
For significant service to the law as an academic, to legal reform and education, to professional development, and to the arts.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Miss Annabelle Katharine Chauncy (BA 2007, LLB 2010)
For service to the international community through the School for Life Foundation, Uganda.

Mr Richard John Niven (LLB 1961)
For service to local government, and to the community of Orange.

Mrs Marina Ritossa, OAM (LLB 1990 LLM 1994)
For service to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia through fundraising endeavours, and to the international community.

His Honour Judge Stephen Scarlett, OAM (BA 1967 LLB 1971)
For service to youth through the scouting movement in Victoria.

Australian Police Medal (APM)
Detective Superintendent Greig Newbery (GradDipCrim1997)