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The Chancellor, Mr David Morgan presided, assisted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Walker.
The MC was the Executive Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Tony Mordini.
The Mace-bearer was Mr Dale Warren.
The Faculty Representative was Mr Robin Chacko.
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Education, Professor Gary Smith.
Associate Dean (Development), Faculty of Business and Law, Professor Barry Cooper.
Deputy Chair, Academic Board, Professor Julie Wolfram Cox.
Doctoral Degree Recipients
Dr Sareeya Phannarong - Thesis title: "Financial and Non-financial Determinants of Delisting and Emergence from Rehabilitation."
The objective of this thesis was to derive two models: the first, to predict which companies on the Stock Exchange of Thailand would join the Companies Under Rehabilitation (REHABCO) sector; and the second to predict which companies in the REHABCO sector would go on to be delisted from there.
Dr Cameron Bishop - Thesis title: "The Staging of Identity in Other/s Spaces."
The thesis explored the framing of identity within different modes of representation, particularly Australian art. Building on poststructural discussions of inside/outside power relations, the exegesis and folio work conceptualised art as a political tool for the staging of identity, not only for the subjects represented, but the viewer, and marginalised voice of the artist/author.
Dr Thomas Cho - Thesis title: "Look Who's Morphing: A Collection of Fictions and an Exegesis."
This project's creative component is Look Who's Morphing, a fiction collection that explores the theme of personal identity. The exegesis analyses an issue pertaining to my creative process: what degree of directness was employed in the authorial identity in my creative work and how was this level of directness realised?
Dr Herman Ogoti Kiriama - "Memory and Heritage: The Shimoni Slave Caves in Southern Kenya."
The thesis looks at how people use memory and heritage to construct their identity. The conclusion is that memory, heritage and identity are fluid and their construction is dependent on socio-politico-economic circumstances. The thesis therefore calls for the involvement of local stakeholders in the interpretation of heritage places.
Dr Claire Elizabeth Macken - Thesis title: "The Compliance of AustralianPreventative Detention Law with Article 9(1) ICCPR."
This thesis found that a provision of Australia's counter-terrorism policy, preventative detention, does not comply with a major international treaty, the ICCPR. This thesis provided an alternative model by which the Australian Government could achieve the legitimate purposes of preventative detention within the existing constraints of the Australian criminal law.
Dr Nicola Jane Alexandra McNeil - Thesis title: "Institutional Effects of Corporate Planning: The Case of Australian Universities."
This thesis presents a longitudinal analysis of the strategic behaviour of Australian universities between 1993 and 2000. The findings suggest that Australian universities enunciate similar goals and objectives in their strategic planning, and that the activities of universities are largely determined by the patterns of activities undertaken in previous years. The empirical evidence suggests there is only a small amount of differentiation in the activities of Australian universities, despite a Government policy platform that identified institutional diversity as a primary goal.
Dr Scott William Tyndale Rawlings - Thesis title: Whose thesis was entitled: "Literature and Environmental Ethics: A Dissensual Ecosophy."
This thesis contends that literature which reflects, and is informed by (whether consciously or not), reconstructive postmodern ecology is not a static literature but by representing and confronting the underpinning causes that have led humanity to violence, literature generates new engagements and the potential to reconstruct - ethically, cognitively, perceptually - alternative ways of being-in-the-world for political ends.
Dr Geethanjana Dilal Saundage - Thesis title: "Negotiating Vertical IS Standards: A Two Industry Case Study."
Using Actor-Network Theory, this thesis described arguments and inducements organisations can offer other organisations to participate in Vertical IS standardisation initiatives. To develop public goods such as Vertical IS standards, a persuasive value proposition is needed to encourage participation. Without social interactions between participants, tensions may hinder the progress of standards developments.
Dr Kannan Sivananthan Thuraisamy - Thesis title: "The Dynamics of Latin American Sovereign International Bonds."
This thesis investigated the behavioural dynamics of emerging market international bonds issued by key Latin American economies. The study has made a valuable contribution by allowing deeper insights into the complex behaviour of an important segment of international bond markets in a single, comprehensive and penetrative study.
Dr Joshua Douglas Wilson - Thesis title: "Extradition Law in Australia - Time for a Rational Approach."
Extradition law concerns the repatriation of international fugitives to the place of their crime. The Australian Extradition Act (passed over 20 years ago) fails to keep pace with aspects of international criminality, particularly political and fiscal offences. It needs reform. This thesis is about reforming Australia's extradition laws.
Calida Jasmin Howarth
These Medals are awarded annually to candidates with a record of outstanding scholarship as well as service to the community and the University.
The awards are named in honour of Alfred Deakin after whom this University is named and were an initiative introduced by the University to commemorate the life of Alfred Deakin.
The Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to University Life is awarded to a student who, during their time at Deakin University, has made an outstanding contribution to the life and work of Deakin University.
Penelope Louise Campbell
Kathryn Mary Keeble
The Vice-Chancellor's Prize is awarded to a student who has submitted the best essay, a piece of creative writing, a work in visual or performing arts, construction of experimental or field work, or piece of scientific writing during the previous year.
The Occasional Address was delivered by Mr Paul Linosssier, Executive Director of Early Childhood Development, Department of Educaiton and Early Childhood Development.