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Frontier Services 2019 Budget Response

Frontier Services 2019 Budget Response

As an agency of the Uniting Church in Australia, Frontier Services is in full support of the 2019 Budget response statement released by President Deirdre Palmer. Frontier Services’ National Director Jannine Jackson welcomed extra funding of $5.5m over four years for mental health services for people in Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland who had been affected by natural disasters…

Relief Appeal

Relief Appeal

Many of you will have seen in the media just how much people in Remote Australia are struggling. The country is experiencing the most severe weather conditions we’ve seen in a very long time. Even as an organisation that specialises in providing support and care for Remote Australians, the images and stories being shared have been incredibly confronting. These extreme weather events are going to forever change whole communities.

Google searches for mental health up 64% in past week

Google searches for mental health up 64% in past week

National Director, Jannine Jackson was “saddened” by the latest statistic released that online searches on mental health had grown by 64% in the last week alone. As the lights fade from the passing of Christmas, January usually becomes a time where we take stock of our lives and think about resolutions for the year to come. “I am aware of the effects Mental Health issues have on families and the communities in which we live”, “sometimes this can be a life long struggle, but for others it can just be a period of time.”

A Christmas Message from Frontier Services

A Christmas Message from Frontier Services

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! I’ve been so humbled listening to our Bush Chaplains in the lead up to Christmas and so I wanted to share two lovely things with you below. A short video from Bush Chaplain Pastor. Gary Ferguson of the Ceduna Remote Area, and a Christmas blessing from Bush Chaplain Rev. Peter Wait of the Tennant Barkly Remote Area. From all of us, may your Christmas be full of blessings, for you and your loved ones. Stay safe and I look forward to sharing stories with you in 2019…

Our Annual Report for 2017/18

Our Annual Report for 2017/18

We celebrate national media coverage with the launch of our new brand, we acknowledge with pride the growth in Bush Chaplaincy and our Outback Links Program, our collaboration with our corporate partners, and the positive impact we’re having in remote Australia.

Hope for the people of Carinda, NSW

Hope for the people of Carinda, NSW

As our Official National Mobility Partner, this year the NRMA sponsored two Outback Links trips that journeyed out to the small country town of Carinda, three hours north of Dubbo. As part of our partnership, the NRMA mechanics volunteered their time and skills to travel from Sydney to Carinda and lend a helping hand to those doing it tough out bush. These Outback Links trips also included some of our own dedicated volunteers and Frontier Services staff. Each trip saw the teams of mechanics and volunteers working on a range of properties, repairing their farm vehicles and equipment, delivering practical support, as well as building meaningful connections. While they worked on these eight farms, they stayed within the community at the Carinda Hotel, a local sweet spot, and hosted a Great Outback BBQ with those farmers involved in the trips.

Our Bush Chaplain Rev. Phill Matthews Needs Your Help

Our Bush Chaplain Rev. Phill Matthews Needs Your Help

This year’s drought is considered the worst in over 70 years. Farmers across Australia have been attempting to keep their farms going. It’s dry out here, it’s relentless and can be heartbreaking seeing the devastation. This week our Bush Chaplain, Phill Matthew hit the road. Over four days of hard and dusty travel, Phill met with local families and identified their critical needs.

Lend a hand in the bush and have a holiday of hope

Lend a hand in the bush and have a holiday of hope

We’re calling on skilled Aussie workers to volunteer, to help those doing it tough in the bush. Take some time off and have a holiday of hope by joining our on-the-ground program, Outback Links. Sign up to be an Outback Links Volunteer. Outback Links provides skilled and experienced volunteers to help with day-to-day work on remote properties around Australia when families need an extra pair of hands which is especially needed now during the drought.

Uniting Church President is calling for help

Uniting Church President is calling for help

President of the Uniting Church, Dr. Deidre Palmer calls on members and friends of the Uniting Church to help those doing it tough in the drought. You and your congregation can make a REAL difference. Register your BBQ today at greatoutbackbbq.com.au to help support our Aussie Farmers in the bush.

The #GreatOutbackBBQ is back to help our Farmers!

The #GreatOutbackBBQ is back to help our Farmers!

Every September, people from all over Australia gather ’round the grill and host a BBQ event to show support for Aussie farmers doing it tough. It’s called mateship, and it’s what Aussies do best! Every dollar raised during the Great Outback BBQ can help provide critical care to those suffering from mental illness and social isolation. Every dollar means we will overcome the tyranny of distance. We are Aussie’s and we are #StandingWithAus! We’re kicking off our Great Outback BBQ Campaign from September 1 to 30, 2018. Register your BBQ now!