Knox Red Shield Appeal launch at Knox City

The Knox Red Shield Appeal officially launched it’s campaign seeking volunteers to help to raise funds on Red Shield Appeal day 28-29 May, 2011 at Knox City this week. Major Merv Lincoln, Commanding Officer of the Ferntree Gully Corps of the Salvation Army, and Alan Tudge MP, Federal Member of Aston and Chairman of the…

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Too Many Lives Lost to Depression

PUBLISHED IN THE ‘ROWVILLE-LYSTERFIELD COMMUNITY NEWS’.    “If we can prevent just one suicide, it will be worth all of our effort.”  This was the powerful message of Pauline Renzow at the Youth Mental Health Public Forum earlier this month. A participant at the Forum, this courageous Rowville resident spoke about losing two of her sons…

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Rowville Salvos Open New Worship Centre

The Salvation Army Worship and Mission Centre was officially opened and dedicated by Colonel Peter Walker, Chief Secretary for the Salvation Army Southern Territory, alongside guest speakers, Alan Tudge MP, Federal Member for Aston, and Nick Wakeling MP, State Member for Ferntree Gully. The new Centre, located at 16-18 Kingsley Place, Rowville, will be a…

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Best in Class

PUBLISHED IN ‘AUSTRALIAN POLITY’ – Volume 1 (Number 5), 20 December, 2010.  Apart from domestic and national security, the two main duties of government are economic growth and social cohesion. Education policy is unique among policy issues because it has such an enormous impact on economic growth as well as social equality and stability. We must…

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