Archive for February, 2012

My first week as a RAFS girl

My first week as a RAFS girl

Katrina Stone, Field Coordinator Charleville RAFS shares her experiences of her first week with the RAFS team.  “My first week as a RAFS girl in Charleville was rather exciting but not at all what I expected! I started my new role just as the flood waters began to rise across Charleville. On my fifth day we were …

New school curriculum adds to pressure on remote families

New school curriculum adds to pressure on remote families

Families living in remote parts of Queensland are facing an enormous workload caused by the new school curriculum, which some parents say was introduced far too quickly. Five weeks in, the workload is placing more strain on already stretched isolated families who deliver the curriculum at home using computers and radios to connect with distance …

More migrants seek support in the Pilbara

More migrants seek support in the Pilbara

In the midst of the boom that has transformed Karratha and Port Hedland, the demand for migrant support services is also intensifying in the remote Pilbara mining towns. With the influx of new people coming to work in the area, including migrants, the Frontier Services Community Migrant Service in Karratha is facing a growing demand …

New addition to NT leadership team

New addition to NT leadership team

Frontier Services is delighted to announce that Judy Ratajec has accepted the position of Manager Professional Development, as a member of the senior leadership team in the Northern Territory. Judy has led the Northern Territory Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service for over 10 years. “It is a particular delight to be able to promote another …

RAFS Team fight flood isolation

With many families marooned on properties and completely cut off from towns and services due to flood damaged roads, the Mt Isa Remote Area Families Service team (RAFS) from Frontier Services is doing everything possible to provide support to isolated families. “We have been trying to contact and lend support to families who are isolated …

Mt Isa RAFS team fights flood isolation

With many families marooned on properties and completely cut off from towns and services due to flood damaged roads, the Mt Isa Remote Area Families Service team (RAFS) from Frontier Services is doing everything possible to provide support to isolated families. “We have been trying to contact and lend support to families who are isolated …

Frontier Services welcomes Tim Fischer back as Patron

Frontier Services welcomes Tim Fischer back as Patron

Frontier Services is delighted to welcome Tim Fischer back as its Patron, wonderfully timed for the Centenary year marking 100 years at the heart of remote Australia. Mr Fischer returned to Australia this year after serving three years as Australia’s first resident Ambassador to the Holy See. A long-term supporter of people in the bush, …

Frontier Services welcomes Tim Fischer back as Patron

Frontier Services welcomes Tim Fischer back as Patron

Frontier Services is delighted to welcome Tim Fischer back as its Patron, wonderfully timed for the Centenary year marking 100 years at the heart of remote Australia. Mr Fischer returned to Australia this year after serving three years as Australian’s first resident Ambassador to the Holy See. A long-term supporter of people in the bush, …

Melbourne accommodation

If you are planning on joining us for the Official Celebration in Melbourne in September, following is a list of hotels in the area that you might like to consider. These hotels have kindly provided us with a small discount for friends of Frontier Services, guaranteed for the period around 26 September 2012. Please do …

Mobile children’s service back on the road

Mobile children’s service back on the road

The North Queensland Remote Area Families Service (RAFS) team from Frontier Services is back on the road again. The mobile service offers crucial support to families across remote North Queensland, providing early childhood advice and support for parents with young children in isolated areas. Due to road conditions, the team has been carefully planning their …