Archive for May, 2013

A day out in Esperance

A day out in Esperance

It is amazing what can be achieved when the whole community comes together. Recently, West Nullarbor Patrol Minister Rob Dummermuth, who is chaplain at the Esperance Aged Care Facility, joined with 40 volunteers to take all the residents of the service out for a special morning tea. It was a wonderful occasion for the residents …

Rev Peter Wait on Patrol in the Barkly

Rev Peter Wait on Patrol in the Barkly

A willingness to drive for hours on end across some of the outback’s most remote country is not a usual prerequisite for a church minister, but for Rev Peter Wait, the new Tennant Barkly Patrol Minister for Frontier Services, it is absolutely essential. Based in Tennant Creek, Peter will spend much of his time on …

Not just a one-way street

Not just a one-way street

Super Grandads. Makeover masters. Bush Angels. There are probably many titles you could give to these two volunteers but they usually go by just one name. This week, Grahame Rumballe and Graeme Kenwrick, two retirees from Brisbane, returned home from another volunteer placement with Outback Links. In the past five years, they have volunteered 14 …

A helping hand comes round

A helping hand comes round

Southwest Queensland farmer Jennifer Crocker is the type of person who likes to help out. She is passionately involved in various community groups and regularly puts her hand up when things need to get done. She recently hosted a market and garden day which raised $4000 at her local church. It is this sort of …

“Thanks a Million” to our volunteers

During National Volunteer Week from 13-19 May, Frontier Services is celebrating the enormous contribution made by our Outback Links volunteers to support the people of rural and remote Australia. Each year, our volunteers assist more than 500 outback families, providing a much needed helping hand when it is needed most. This week, we’ll bring you …

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Members of the community in the Gulf Savannah Region of North Queensland learnt what to do in a mental health emergency as part of a Mental Health First Aid training course held in Georgetown. Frontier Services Savannah Regional Health Service organised the two-day training program conducted by Mental Illness Fellowship North Queensland (MIFNQ). Philippa Harris, from MIFNQ, …

Frontier News out today

Frontier News out today

Don’t miss out on reading the latest edition of Frontier News which is released today. The theme for this edition is Partnerships. Read all about the  relationships that Frontier Services depends on to make our work in remote Australia possible.   Here is a preview from the magazine of a story about how Frontier Services works alongside the Docker River …