Speaker Date Topic
Amanda Kates Nov 20, 2018
Australian Federal Police
Australian Federal Police

Amanda is the State Manager (Victoria & Tasmania) of the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

She will present on the background, unusual stories, experiences and the workings of the AFP.

Ross Smith Nov 27, 2018
The Aged Care Crisis
The Aged Care Crisis

Ross is a member of Werribee Rotary. He is also CEO of Manor Court, an aged care facility which was established over 40 years ago by Rotary.

The aged care industry is under intense scrutiny as a result of media reports of malpractice and mistreatment of residents at some nursing homes. This has lead to the recent announcement of a Royal Commission to investigate the industry.

Ross will explain the situation at Manor Court and express his opinions about the future of the industry in light of the impending Royal Commission and the drastic cost cutting made by the government over the past few years. 

This meeting will be held at Manor Court Aged Care, 5 Hogan Grove, Werribee.

Elly Spry Dec 04, 2018
Emergency Service Telecommunications Authority - "000"
Emergency Service Telecommunications Authority - "000"
Shaun Aisen Jan 22, 2019
Angel Flight Australia
Angel Flight Australia

Angel Flight Australia is a charity which coordinates non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them because of vast distance and high travel costs.

Shaun Aisen spends most of his time in the air jetting hundreds of patients around Australia.

For more than two decades, the committed 53-year-old has picked up patients in remote areas and flown them to the city for non-emergency treatment as a volunteer for Angel Flight.

He has notched up more than 428 flights since he first took off for the worthy cause.

Lynette Dawson and Wazih Razib Jan 29, 2019
Learning for Employment Adult Migrant Education Program
Learning for Employment Adult Migrant Education Program

Ms Lynette Dawson and Mr Wazih Razib will present on the Learning for Employment Adult Migrant Education Program.

They provide English language classes for newly arrived migrants and refugees through the Wyndham Community and Education Centre in Werribee.

They also run a program where members of the community spend an hour a week with newly arrived migrants or refugees, helping them with their English and assisting them to connect with their local community.

Ian Guss Feb 05, 2019
Converting Waste to Energy in the West
Converting Waste to Energy in the West

Ian Guss is a director of Recovered Energy Australia, a company which is proposing to build a gasification plant in Laverton North for the purpose of converting household rubbish to energy.

Melbourne’s western suburbs have long been blighted by stinking rubbish tips. However, the plan is to convert their waste to energy that would convert household waste into enough electricity to power up to 20,000 houses.

The $100 million plant would take up to 200,000 tonnes a year of residual household waste which is currently sent to landfill. This is the equivalent of household waste from three to four councils.

Using a process known as gasification the waste would be heated at a very high temperature where air is limited to ensure it doesn't burn. The waste is converted into a gas that is then used to heat water into steam and drive a turbine to produce electricity.

Ian hoped it would be operating by 2021.
John Forrester Feb 12, 2019
Werribee River Association
Werribee River Association

John's role as the Werribee Riverkeeper is to champion the river. This means speaking up for the river using action, advocacy and education to raise people’s awareness about the needs of the river.

He has been involved in education for many years, and has transferred many of the skills learnt in that field to his lifelong interest in natural resources and the environment. He is a great believer in the health-giving services of the natural environment. 

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