As a catalyst for achievement, the Menzies Foundation's vision is to identify and promote the next generation of Australian leaders, invest in world class health research and advance initiatives of national importance.
Established in memory of Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister, the Foundation is a non-political, not-for-profit organisation.
2 December 2014:
A welcome addition will be made to the National History Challenge in 2015.
The Menzies Foundation will sponsor a new category of the National History Challenge to encourage school students to investigate the legacy of Australia's longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies.
Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, acknowledged the Menzies Foundation's support for the new category.
"Sir Robert Menzies is, in many ways, the key figure in modern Australian history," Senator Ryan said.
"Laying the economic foundations for the long post-war boom, expanding higher education, fostering trade and other relations in Asia, and ensuring affordable choice in school education are just some of the initiatives of the Menzies governments that all Australians directly benefit from today.
"I welcome the involvement of the Menzies Foundation in sponsoring this new and important category of the National History Challenge."