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Order of Malta Australia


Retirement of Ambassadors from the Diplomatic Service


We have recently been informed of the retirement of two ambassadors from the diplomatic service of the Order of Malta. Conf Jim Dominguez and Conf David Scarf are well known in the Order for their significant contributions to the works and presence of the Order in the Asia Pacific region.

Conf Jim Dominguez was instrumental in the formation of the Singapore Association and the Hong Kong Association. The Singapore Association is the first of the Order in the land mass of Asia and is notably regarded as a critical milestone in the Order’s history. Jim is a past national president of the Australian Association and oversaw much of its earlier growth.

Conf David Scarf when ambassador to Timor-Leste, amongst other achievements, established almost singlehandedly the Order’s clinic in Dili. The clinic has been operating since 2017. David, many would remember, initiated the “Coats for the Homeless” project in Australia. He created the design of the coat in collaboration with those who sleep rough in the streets. This project has since been replicated in Korea and the USA.

The Order thanks Jim and David for all the contributions they have made for the Order over the years. We are sure they will not retire from active service!

Mr Jim Dominguez, CBE AM KCSG
Mr David Scarf, AM

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.