Beverley McArthur MP

Member for Western Victoria Region

Media Statement




Member for Western Victoria Region, Bev McArthur used her first Member Statement to pay tribute to Dr John Menzies in Parliament today. She said that she was very pleased to publicly congratulate this very worthy local recipient of the OAM Australia Day Award.

‘I rise to congratulate Dr Stanley John Menzies, affectionately known as Bob, who is a 40 year resident of my home town, Camperdown, and who on Australia Day, received a well-deserved Order of Australia Medal for his service to the communities of Western Victoria.

Born in Terang, John completed his Medical degree at Melbourne University and then worked as a junior doctor in the navy, before founding the Robinson Street Medical Centre, where he has worked since 1978, currently as the Principle General Practitioner.

During this time, he has not only delivered up to 110 babies a year, but has also contributed to the education bank at Melbourne, Monash, Deakin and Flinders Universities.

He has been a member of several community organisations, including the Camperdown Historical Society, Corangamite Arts, the Dry Stone Walls Association and the Robert Burns Committee.

Dr Menzies is a dedicated teacher and mentor of junior doctors and medical students, and has been involved in all the major initiatives in rural medical education over the past three decades.

Dr Menzies has undoubtedly contributed significantly to communities in Western Victoria, and is more than worthy of such recognition.’

6 February 2019