We are delighted to announce Tiger Lin and Carina Stone as the winners of the 2024 R.G. Menzies Scholarships.  We look forward to hearing them talk at the upcoming AGM on Wednesday, 19th June.  Find out a little about both of these outstanding individuals below.

With the support of the R. G. Menzies Scholarship, Tiger Lin will be undertaking a Master of Laws (LLM) at Harvard Law School in 2024-2025.

Tiger graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and University Medal) and a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Having served as an associate to the Honourable Justice Nye Perram of the Federal Court of Australia, Tiger currently works as a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney.

Tiger’s focus in the LLM will be deepening his understanding of constitutional and administrative law, which delimits governmental power and governs the relationship between the individual and the State. Upon his return to Australia, Tiger hopes to use this knowledge to work as a government lawyer, helping to ensure that the government acts within the constraints of its power and that statutory and administrative regimes are set up in clear and accessible ways to strengthen public trust in government.


In the long run, Tiger’s goal is to become a barrister with a particular expertise in public law while holding a part-time teaching position at a law school.



Carina Stone will be studying the Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is passionate about researching and advocating for evidence-based social and economic policy reform that enhance the wellbeing of vulnerable Australians. She has a strong interest in policy solutions to improve women’s economic security, and to prevent domestic violence. 

Carina graduated with a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University (ANU), where she studied as a Tuckwell Scholar. She was awarded First Class Honours and equal first prize for the ANU Prize for Excellence in Gender and Sexuality Research for her honours thesis on anti-discrimination law related to caring responsibilities. 

During her studies, Carina worked as an economics research assistant at the ANU Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, researching topics such as childcare affordability & female labour supply, productivity growth, consumption tax reform, and gender budgeting. She has interned at the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research, and has worked with the University of Melbourne School of Government and the NSW Department of Education. Following graduation, Carina volunteered shortly as a paralegal at the Top End Women’s Legal Service (TEWLS) in Darwin, which she has since supported in a pro bono capacity. These experiences shaped her interest in evaluating and implementing policy solutions for complex social challenges. 

Carina currently works as an Associate at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the public sector practice, where she is the co-lead of the BCG Sydney Social Impact Committee. As part of her work at BCG, she is currently on a Jawun secondment at the Kaiela Institute, a First Nations-led policy think tank in Shepparton, Victoria. 

Outside of work, Carina enjoys bushwalking, reading, volunteering as a surf life saver, and playing the trumpet in the BCG band.   

After graduating from the Harvard Kennedy School, Carina envisions a future career dedicated to researching, designing, and delivering policy reforms that improve the lives of Australians experiencing social and economic disadvantage.