Media Release

07 August 2018

Guy: Sir John Monash to be honoured at Parliament House

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Sir John Monash to be honoured at Parliament House

Under a Liberal Nationals government, the new Parliament House annex will be named the Sir John Monash Wing to commemorate Australia’s greatest military General.

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy made the announcement on Sunday at the St Kilda Shule at a lunch marking 100 years since Monash was knighted on the battlefield by King George V.

Monash embodied the outstanding values we as Australians cherish. His lifetime of service to this nation has left an indelible impression across the country, and across Victoria in particular, as evidenced by the name one of our internationally acclaimed universities.

But Monash’s commitment to, and pride in, his country was matched by the pride he exhibited in his Jewish heritage. The St Kilda Shule in particular wears as a badge of honour the longstanding association with Monash as one of its Board members.

The legacy Sir John Monash left is truly unparalleled and so it is right that he be honoured at the Victorian Parliament.

Other rooms named after notable Victorians include the Sir Isaac Isaacs Room, named after a former Governor-General, and the Knight Kerr Room, named after John George Knight and Peter Kerr who were architects honoured for their contribution to the initial design and building of Parliament House.