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Alistair Lloyd honoured
Monash University's Faculty of Pharmacy
and Pharmaceutical Sciences is
establishing an endowment fund in the
name of retiring Victorian College of
Pharmacy Foundation Chairman, Alistair
Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences, said, 'Alistair Lloyd is the Don
Bradman of pharmacy.'
'Naming a scholarship program in his
honour is a tangible way to show our
respect for the major contribution he has
made to the pharmacy community and
Monash University over the past 50 years'.
PSA Victorian Branch President, Michelle
Lynch, congratulated Mr Lloyd for his
achievements over the years and on
having the fund named after him.
'Alistair has contributed to pharmacy and
the wider community in many avenues
throughout his long and distinguished
career. We are privileged and honoured as
a pharmacy profession to have Alistair as
one of our great leaders and mentors'.
At 81 and having served as Chair of the
Foundation since its inception in 2001,
Mr Lloyd has passed the baton to Steve
Marty, Chair of the Pharmacy Board of
Australia. Mr Marty officially commenced
his role as Chair of the Foundation
The Victorian College of Pharmacy
Foundation has been a fundraising
powerhouse for Monash University
delivering more than $10 million in funds
to support scholarships, professorial
chairs and infrastructure.
Mr Lloyd lives in Deepdene with his wife
Shirley and together they have been
valued friends and supporters of the
Faculty since he graduated from the
Victorian College of Pharmacy in 1956.
Mr Lloyd said he was proud to have
played a part in the continuous growth of
the profession over what has been a long
and rewarding career spanning more
than five decades. Following graduation
he received the Kodak Travelling
Scholarship which allowed him to travel
and study overseas, gaining valuable
skills and knowledge that were crucial to
his future career.
With the support of alumni, pharmacists
and other groups who share Mr Lloyd's
interest in giving back, an endowment
fund in Mr Lloyd's name hopes to
raise $600,000 to support the Alistair
Lloyd Scholarship for Excellence and
Leadership. Mr Lloyd is lending his name
to the scholarship endowment fund
promising young pharmacists can have
access to the same opportunities he had.
Mr Lloyd was honoured with a dinner at
the RACV Club, in Melbourne on 24 July
where the Scholarship Endowment Fund
Appeal was officially launched. Donations
to the scholarship fund can be via the
Monash University website.
Older Aussie pack clout
National Seniors Australia has mounted a
campaign seeking fairer treatment for nearly
half the voting population aged over 50.
National Seniors chief executive
Michael O'Neill told seniors and political
representatives at the launch in Brisbane's
west today that older people comprise 47%
'Seniors are middle Australians who
have contributed all their lives to their
communities and now deserve not to have
more than others but to be treated the same,'
Mr O'Neill said.
'All expect leadership from government.
They demand sound economic management,
certainty and consistency in policy direction.
'They expect recognition of the value and
contribution of people of all ages.'
National Seniors has called for more certainty
in four key areas: the economy, living costs,
health care and an end to stereotyping of
older Australians and their exclusion on the
basis of age.
The over 50s are calling for:
• No further interference in the rules
• The establishment of an additional
retirement income pillar, Education and
Awareness, to enhance financial literacy
• Expanded support for mature age
• The retainment of current arrangements
for biannual pension adjustments
• A $10,000 increase in the income
thresholds for the Commonwealth Seniors
• Commonwealth funded senior and
pensioner supplements to reach the
recipient in full and not be subject
to income assessments for state and
• Inclusion of oral health within Medicare
• A vision health strategy focused on medical
and ancillary services
• Increased support for initiatives to change
community attitudes to ageism
• Reform of taxation treatment of
redundancies for over 65s to ensure
equitable treatment with people of
• Removal of age as a basis for determining
access to DisabilityCare.
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