Archive for February, 2013

Order of Service

The Frontier Services 2016 Order of Service is available for churches and community groups to use to celebrate the work of Frontier Services and uphold the work in prayer. The 2016 Order of Service, ‘Shaped by our stories’, is available to download now as a PDF or as a Powerpoint file. In addition Frontier Services …

Lending a hand in the outback

Lending a hand in the outback

The Frontier Services volunteer program Outback Links is currently responding to calls for help from people impacted by flooding in Queensland. Our volunteers are doing an excellent job providing much needed support for families when they need it most. We wanted to share this story about two volunteers Frans and Bev Hamer who found lending a hand outback gave them …

John Dihm farewells the Parkin Patrol

John Dihm farewells the Parkin Patrol

Rev John Dihm finished up as the Parkin Patrol Minister on Sunday leading his final service at the Hawker Uniting Church. As the service drew to a close, John took off his Frontier Services stole, left it on the altar and walked outside the church. It was a touching finale to John’s nine years in …

A new Manager for Residential Care

A new Manager for Residential Care

Since starting at Frontier Services late last month, the new Residential Care Manager, Julie Crack has been busy visiting the 11 aged care services which she will oversee as a part of her role. Julie’s experience is wide and varied, both professionally and geographically. After five years living in the Central Desert, Julie and her …

A land of droughts and flooding rain

As Australians battle multiple natural disasters across the nation, Frontier Services staff are doing what they can to stand beside people and lend a hand. In Queensland, Frontier Services is supporting people who have been inundated with flood water and at the same time others who are desperate for rain on their properties so they …

A Chance for the Future

A Chance for the Future

Frontier Services has welcomed a parliamentary report which has highlighted the negative impact of fly-in fly-out and drive-in drive-out work practices on remote communities and urges all levels of Government and mining companies to act on the report’s findings. Doug and Yvonne Matthews with their two daughters on Hooley Station in the Pilbara. Photo taken …

The gift of giving

The gift of giving

  Over Christmas and New Year a few exceptional Frontier Services staff gave a special gift to others – the gift of  being there. These staff volunteered to fill the gap while other staff took the opportunity to travel home to be with family. The Frontier Services staff worked hard to ensure that Christmas cheer …

Frontier News out now

Frontier News out now

The latest edition of Frontier News, our quarterly magazine, is out this week. In the magazine we share how Frontier Services continues to be there for people in remote Australia. Below is an edited version of the first story in the magazine which tells the story of how our remote areas nurses in Andamooka make a …

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells visits Juninga

Senator Fierravanti-Wells with Jenny Messell, DON, Juninga CentreFederal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells paid a visit to Juninga Centre in Darwin last week, touring the facilities of the aged care service run by Frontier Services. Senator Fierravanti-Wells is the Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health. She took time to meet with Juninga Director of Nursing Jenny …