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Archive for May, 2020

You are not alone – we are here to care

You are not alone – we are here to care

As part of this year’s National Reconciliation Week we’ve been speaking with members of the Frontier Services family, who work within Indigenous communities across Australia, about what reconciliation means for them. Today, we catch up with Pastor Julia Lennon, who we were extremely proud to induct as our first ever female Aboriginal Bush Chaplain late last year.

A journey for all Australians – Part 2

A journey for all Australians – Part 2

Dianne Torrens is a Widjabal woman and Githabul woman of the Bundjalung nation from the Northern Rivers. Aunty Di believes ‘In This Together’ and the pathway for reconciliation requires truth, justice and forgiveness, and simply sitting together to share a conversation over a cuppa. It is being open with each other, saying ‘hello’ and focusing on our similarities, rather than our differences.

The trusted friend who turns up at the gate

The trusted friend who turns up at the gate

The current climate is presenting new and unique challenges for people in the bush, like this West Australian family grieving over the sudden loss of a loved one. Spread across the state, family members faced tough restrictions preventing them from travelling to and attending the funeral. But thankfully, they were not alone. Our incredible Bush Chaplains were there with them. And they found a way for people to come together, to support each other in mourning…

A journey for all Australians – Part 1

A journey for all Australians – Part 1

We spoke to some members of the Frontier Services family about what this year’s National Reconciliation Week theme ‘In This Together’ means for them. In this article, the first of a two-part series, we catch up with our Bush Chaplain, Benjamin Quilliam and share his experiences working with First People from the APY Lands ands what he feels In This Together means for his community.