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Order of Malta Australia


A message from Dr Ian Marshall


Pictured: Dr Ian Marshall and The Hon. Justice James Douglas

Many readers are aware of the recent election of new office bearers of the Australian Association.

I welcome the new President, The Hon Justice James Douglas and members of the new Executive Council.

As the new management team takes the Order in Australia forward into the future, it is important to recognise the contribution of every member of the outgoing Transitional Executive Council: Chancellor, Confrere Sean Farrell; National Hospitaller, Dr Robert Costa; Treasurer, Confrere Stephen Christie and the hardworking Regional Hospitallers: Consoeur Maria Randazzo in the Northern Territory and Confreres Derek Pingel in Queensland, Mark Boffa in NSW, Sauro Antonelli in VIC and Damian Wyld in SA and WA, who have directed our charitable works across Australia must also be publically acknowledged. I also thank our Communications experts, Confreres Daniel Kwok and Anthony Gerada and the editor of our website and newsletter, Michelle Rees.

The outgoing Council worked unobtrusively in the background but quietly achieved much and we look forward to the new Council maintaining the momentum.

I wish to record our thanks to the very many readers who are not actual members of the Order but who have been loyal and generous supporters of our numerous projects.

In particular I wish to thank those who have been regular donors to our various charitable causes; some of the donations might appear modest, but regular donations over time certainly make a huge impact on the funds available to support our service to the poor and the sick.

I thank all those who have donated to our charitable works, no matter what the amount. This applies also to our supporters in New Zealand, Thailand and Korea

It has been my privilege to see numerous projects come to fruition; especially the project to distribute warm coats to the homeless to become truly Australia wide (as well as in New Zealand). The Order’s Medical clinic in Timor-Leste has rendered free medical assistance to over 25,000 poor in Dili since it opened.

You, our readers, helped make this possible and I trust you will continue to give the new Council the same support in the future.

With thanks,

Dr I W A Marshall AM AE KC*SG KGCMG(Ob)

The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.