Archive for November, 2012

First Emerald Great Outback BBQ a Flaming Success

First Emerald Great Outback BBQ a Flaming Success

It was a day of fun, food and friends at the inaugural Emerald Great Outback BBQ, held earlier this month. Approximately 120 people gathered at the Capricornia School of Distance Education to celebrate, raising $300 for Frontier Services. The Emerald Remote Area Families Service team joined with the school to host the BBQ and set …

New coordinator for respite services in the Pilbara

New coordinator for respite services in the Pilbara

Russell Miles came to the Pilbara to do something different. And it wasn’t to work in the mines. The father of three has moved from Melbourne to Hedland to work with Frontier Services as the Area Coordinator for its Respite Services in the Pilbara. His new role will involve training and supporting an expanding team …

Schoolies making a difference

Schoolies making a difference

While most of their peers headed for the coast to celebrate finishing school on the beach, two schoolies from Warragul in rural Victoria, Emma Grigg and Philippa Foot, are spending their break-up holiday as far from the ocean as you can get. The 18 year olds from Chairo Christian School in Drouin are celebrating “Schoolies …

Catching up on the work we do

Catching up on the work we do

Hearing about what Frontier Services is doing to support remote Australians was a highlight for more than 100 people who attended the annual Victorian Supporters Lunch held in Melbourne on Friday. Supporters travelled from across the state to be there, from Benalla to Bendigo to Warrnambool and all around Melbourne. Frontier Services National Director Rosemary …

It’s time to empower and resource remote Australia

The people of remote Australia must have the ability to participate equally in and have equal access to the community in which they live and contribute, Frontier Services National Director Rosemary Young told the 4th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium today in Adelaide. Ms Young spoke about the imbalance between the city and the bush …

Governor hosts reception for Frontier Services

Governor hosts reception for Frontier Services

The Governor of New South Wales Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO hosted a reception at Government House to celebrate a century of support for people in remote Australia by Frontier Services and its predecessor the Australian Inland Mission (AIM). This year marks 100 years since the AIM was established by the Presbyterian Church, …

Premier honours Frontier Services supporters

Premier honours Frontier Services supporters

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell hosted a reception for the volunteers and supporters of Frontier Services today honouring a centenary of support in remote Australia. Mr O’Farrell commended the work of Frontier Services and the dedication of the 60 supporters who were there at Parliament House this morning, highlighting the importance of Frontier Services being there in …

Queensland Auxiliary’s Bush Christmas Cheer

Queensland Auxiliary’s Bush Christmas Cheer

The festive season had a jolly start for Frontier Services supporters in Queensland who attended the annual Frontier Services Queensland Auxiliary function on 1 November. “Bush Christmas Cheer” was the theme for the function at Wesley House in Brisbane hosted by the supporters group. Cunnamulla Patrol Minister Rev Dennis Cousens was guest speaker, sharing about …

Sidney Myer Chair of Rural Education and Communities Newsletter –

Sidney Myer Chair of Rural Education and Communities Newsletter –

VISION AND ORGANISATIONAL LONGEVITY.   Sidney Myer Chair of Rural Education and Communities Newsletter; Prof John Halsey, October 2012.   In September, I spoke at the Frontier Services Centenary celebration conference on the theme of the next 100 years of service – quite a challenge. Frontier Services was formerly the Australian Inland Mission founded by the Rev John Flynn in 1912. The invitation to speak provided …

Uniting Financial Services Newsletter –

Uniting Financial Services Newsletter –

UFS SUPPORTS FRONTIER SERVICES.   Uniting Financial Services Newsletter; September 2012.   Uniting Financial Services is proud to support Frontier Services as it celebrates 100 years of ministry and support for the people of remote Australia. UFS has for 20 years provided financial services to Frontier Services, an agency of the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia. This year …