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Order of Malta Australia

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  • 14/10/2019

    Inaugural National Day of the Order of Malta in Australia

    This week members of the Order of Malta across the globe are undertaking activities to raise awareness of our presence and ministry. The National Day of the Order of Malta was an initiative started by Members in Italy in 2018. The success of this day was quickly recognised, and other countries were encouraged to adopt [...]

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  • 13/10/2019

    Mass and Meeting of the North Eastern Region St Paschal’s Wavell Heights

    Pictured: Chief Chaplain Ad Interim Archbishop Mark Coleridge with (L-R) the National President Emeritus Dr Ian Marshall AM AE KC*SG KGCMG(Ob), North Eastern Regional Hospitaller Emeritus Derek Pingel KMG, the new President The Hon. Justice James Douglas KHD, Queensland Chairperson Emeritus The Hon. Justice Martin Daubney AM KMG, the new North Eastern Regional Hospitaller Danny [...]

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  • 10/10/2019

    First meeting of the new Executive Council

    The new committee hit the ground running at its first executive council meeting at the Melbourne campus of ACU on Saturday morning, 5 October 2019. 10 of the 13 members were able to attend in person while the other three rang in from Sydney, Wellington and, in the vice-president’s case, very early in the morning [...]

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  • 02/10/2019

    Catholic Bioethics Conference – the Future of Freedom in Healthcare and Doctor-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia legislation

    Pictured: Medical students being acknowledged   Report by Eamonn Mathieson On Saturday 14 September, over 120 healthcare professionals and bioethicists attended the Australian Catholic Bioethics Conference and Dinner at the Park Hyatt Melbourne, hosted by the Australian Catholic Medical Association (CMA) and the Order of Malta. Several other sponsors including, Cabrini Health, St Vincent’s Health [...]

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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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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.