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Order of Malta Australia

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  • 30/09/2019

    October 2019 Newsletter

    The October 2019 Newsletter is now available to download. If you would like to received a hard copy version, please 'Subscribe now'. Alternatively, read the articles online: The New National Executive: A message from our newly elected President A message from our new National Hospitaller A message from Dr Ian Marshall Coats for the Homeless [...]

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  • 30/09/2019

    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 [...]

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  • 30/09/2019

    A message from our new National Hospitaller

    Pictured: Our new National Hospitaller, John Murphy, distributing the Order's Coats for the Homeless, with volunteers in Melbourne. As a group we are doing wonderful work with marginalised and isolated people in cities all around our country with various initiatives. We have the opportunity now to evaluate our current offerings, extend our most effective programs [...]

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  • 29/09/2019

    The New National Executive: A message from our newly elected President

    Pictured: Vice President, Consoeur Professor Michelle Campbell, President Confrère the Hon Justice James Douglas and National Hospitaller  Confrère John Murphy The new National Executive, successor to the Transitional Council of the Australian Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta The electoral process that commenced with the decree dated 23 May 2019 of His Most Eminent [...]

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  • 24/09/2019

    Providing emotional and spiritual support to prisoners

    The South Eastern Region is involved in a program that is operated by the Catholic Prison Ministry in Victoria. Prison Chaplains visit men and women in every prison and correctional centre in Victoria, offering emotional, spiritual and sacramental support. During prison visitation, Chaplains listen, connect, endeavour to understand and comfort people who may otherwise feel [...]

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  • 23/09/2019

    Coats for the Homeless 2020 distribution

    Pictured: Coats for the Homeless distribution team in Victoria with our Hospitaller, John Murphy As the weather across Australia starts to warm up, our Coats for the Homeless project managers are planning the 2020 distribution. To ensure the coats arrive in time for winter, the manufacturing order must be placed in the coming months. “Our [...]

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  • 10/09/2019

    Ride like a Girl – Movie Fundraisers in Adelaide and Melbourne

    As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup – horse-racing’s toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her [...]

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  • 05/09/2019

    Malteser International prepares for Hurricane Dorian response

    Malteser International is preparing to support emergency relief measures for people affected by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas. The United Nations has announced that some 70,000 people were "in immediate need of life-saving assistance" in the country, with urgent needs including food, water, shelter and medicine. Ravi Tripptrap, Executive Director of Malteser International Americas said, [...]

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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.