World Congress of Families: Melbourne Regional Conference: Life, Family & Freedom
DRAFT PROGRAM - subject to minor revisions
9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday 30th August 2014, St. Cecilia's Hall, cnr Van Ness Ave. & Hillside Pde, Glen Iris, Vic. 3146
9.00am Registration - Free Admission - All Welcome
9.30am Opening by The Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, Minister for Social Services and Larry Jacobs, Managing Director, World Congress of Families. Chair: Dr. Joseph Santamaria, OAM
10.00am Victorian Government Minister (To be Confirmed) Welcome to Victoria
10.15am Warwick and Alison Marsh, Dads4Kids,The Fatherhood Foundation: Chair: Peter Stevens, President, Family Council of Victoria, & Family Voice Australia
10.45am Morning tea break
ll.00am The Hon. Bernie Finn, MLC, Convenor, March for the Babies. Chair: Councillor Rosalie Crestani
11.30am His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome. Chair Fr. Glen Tattersall, Secretary, Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.
12. 30pm Luncheon break : Mrs. Margaret Tighe,Right to Life Australia will wish Fr. Gerald Dowling,Parish Priest of St. Cecilia's, A Happy Birthday. Cardinal Burke will say Grace.
1.15pm Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, President, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute. Chair: Dr. Roland von Marburg
2.00pm Christine de Marcellus Vollmer, Latin American Alliance for the Family. Chair: The Hon Jan Kronberg, MLC.
2.45pm Rev. The Hon. Fred Nile, MLC, Chair Mrs. Vickie Janson, Australian Christians Senate candidate.
3. 15pm Paul Hanrahan, Executive Director, Family Life International. Chair Mrs. Tanya O'Brien, Helpers of God's Precious Infants
3.45pm Afternoon tea break
4.00pm Most Rev. Bishop Peter Elliott, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne: "“Euthanasia – Killing People, Killing Families”: Chair David Perrin, former Member of the State Parliament of Victoria
4.45pm Mr. Larry Jacobs will speak about the situation in the US and Russia, the Hon. Kevin Andrews will wrap up, and informal discussions will follow.
Attendance at this conference is free but registration is essential. Space may be limited so register early..
Endeavour Forum Inc. - WCF Partner
Fatherhood Foundation, Dads 4 Kids - WCF Partner
Latin American Alliance for the Family - WCF Partner
Bruderhof - WCF Partner
The Howard Centre, Rockford, USA - WCF Partner
Family Council of Victoria
Focus on the Family
Family Life International
Helpers of God's Precious Infants
Life Network Australia
Christian Democrat Party
Catholic Women's League of Victoria & Wagga Wagga
Catholic Women's League of Australia
WCTU Drug Free Lifestyles
Right to Life Australia
Memucan Institute Defending Traditional Masculinity
National Alliance of Christian Leaders
Cherish Life, Queensland
Friends of Call of Guadalupe
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
Euthanasia? No! (A.C.T.)
Drug Advisory Council of Australia
Catch the Fire Ministries
Connor Court Publishing Pty. Ltd.
Right to Life Association (NSW) Inc
Patron: Dr Joe Santamaria OAM
All inquiries to
Convener: Babette Francis, Endeavour Forum Inc.
Ph: (03) 9822 5218
or Conference Secretary: John Brennan, Knights of the Southern Cross