We invite you to register for this webinar – it is a joint webinar by the Latrobe Valley Asbestos Task Force – in which Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Inc. are a member – Speakers for this event are: Brian Healy – ACV/GARDS member who contracted mesothelioma, Brett Heriben – Electrician – Latrobe Electrical, Vicki Hamilton OAM – CEO/Secretary Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Inc. – come and join with us and learn about asbestos – Tuesday 24th November – 5pm – 6pm – Register online at http://www.asbestostaskforce.net
Asbestos Awareness Day Event Rose Garden Morwell 2019
29/11 – Our Asbestos Awareness Day event was held in the Morwell Rose Garden. The event highlighted asbestos issues from many different fronts by our wonderful speakers – the tag line was. “Asbestos lurks in more places than you’d think” .
Speakers were, Maitea Lovric, Halil Ahmet, Jane Anderson, Nadine Medina and Steve Dodd. The Yallourn Madrigal Singers, Danny Boothman and Richard Harris entertained the crowd. The ecumenical service was conducted by Canon Jeff Richardson where we celebrated and recognised lives lost to this insidious carcinogen. Families of those who were suffering or those who had lost a loved one to this terrible carcinogen were shown how much those in the community cared.
Thank you so much to GTLC for providing a yummy BBQ lunch for all to enjoy!
Asbestos Awareness Event Held at City of Melb Bowling Club 2019
26/11 – The inaugural asbestos awareness day event was held in the City of Melbourne Bowling Club, Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne. The event highlighted asbestos issues from all sides of the asbestos story. “Asbestos lurks in more places than you’d think” was the tag line of the day.
Speakers were, Maitea Lovric, Halil Ahmet, Dr Gerry Ayers and Nadine Medina, they were joined by the inspirational Choir of Hard Knocks. The ecumenical service was conducted by Canon Matthew Williams where we celebrated and recognised lives lost to this insidious carcinogen.
Thank you to all those who attended the event and helped to make it a memorable day. To all our sponsors we want thank them for helping us to be able to conduct this important event for the community – pictured below are some of those who attended
Asbestos Awareness Day Morwell 2019
Please join us
You are invited to join us on 11am on Friday 29 November 2019 at our Asbestos Awareness Day event in Morwell.
Centenary Rose Gardens, Avondale Road Morwell. All are welcome.
Asbestos Awareness Day Melbourne 2019
You are invited
Please join us at 11am on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at our Asbestos Awareness Day event.
City of Melbourne Bowling Club, Flagstaff Gardens. All are welcome.
Emeritus Professor Rae Mackay Mine Commissioner Speaker
30th July was our monthly support group meeting attended by some 22+ people we were very lucky to have as our speaker Emeritus Professor Rae Mackay Mine Commissioner and his engagement officer Mary Mathew – Rae explained to those gathered about how over the next 50 years the mines in the Latrobe Valley may be rehabilitated and all those issues that go with rehabilitating mines. It was a very interesting session and Rae was very happy to answer the numerous questions from our members. We thank him and Mary for coming and presenting a forward looking future for Latrobe Valley. Pictured here are some of our members that were there on the day.
AGL Loy Yang Monash University Students Tour July 31st
31st July saw ACV/GARDS rep Vicki – take Monash University Medical Students Ruxanda and Nesreen – along with their Professor Margaret Simmons out to AGL Loy Yang for a tour of the power station and mine. It was a great day and a really great opportunity for these students and their lecturer to get a close up look at how the power station works and the mine and talk up close and personal with some of the employees that work there. It is a really great way for the students to understand the industry in which some people work. It was also terrific to have the complex industry of power generation explained to them and to understand just what goes into making electricity for the state of Victoria. The students and their lecturer were very impressed and ACV/GARDS were pleased to have been able to arrange this tour for them. Thank you so much to AGL Loy Lang – to the tour guides who made themselves available and to Nigel Browne and Leonie Paulet for making this happen – we very much appreciated it.
ACV/GARDS Office Official Opening July 2019
18.7.2019 – Great day today for the official opening of our new office at 211 Lloyd Street Moe. Hon. Minister Jaclyn Symes Minister for Regional Development – Minister for Agriculture -Minister for Resource and our Upper House Member of Parliament Harriet Shing MP did us the great honour of attending today. We were pleased that Hon. Minister Jaclyn Symes officiated the unveiling of our plaque and dedicating our office to the work we do in the community and through out Victoria. Thank you to all those who attended and the Latrobe Valley Authority for granting us the money to make the office specific for our needs. Thank you to our members who came along today and to all those we have relationships with that could make it – it was truly an honor to have so many attend – the place was full and from all accounts everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Your kind words to us and gestures touched our hearts – thank you for the flowers and many best wishes.