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A Wonderful World

A Wonderful World

I was recently inspired by the story of a kind hearted and brave 76 year old farmer, Merv, living alone on a 600, 000 hectare station near Cue, 700km from Perth in Western Australia, that I want to share with you. For many of us, COVID-19 has been our first experience of the social isolation ...

2020 Christmas Cards

2020 Christmas Cards

Order now to avoid disappointment! Our Christmas cards often sell out. This is a strictly limited print run so we encourage you to order early. The artwork for this year’s cards is by our very own Bush Chaplain Julia Lennon who looks after the Oodnadatta Remote Area. We hope you love this year’s cards as …

Closing the Gap in 2020

Closing the Gap in 2020

Closing the Gap in 2020 Closing the Gap was developed in response to the call of the Social justice report 2005 and the ‘Close the Gap’ social justice campaign. In March 2008, Australian governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people agreed ‘to work together to achieve equality in health status and life expectancy between …

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.

Frontier News – Our May 2020 Edition

Frontier News – Our May 2020 Edition

We’re still here. And we’re still connecting people! Hear from our incredible Bush Chaplains as they work to maintain and grow social connections in their remote communities at a time when people couldn’t feel more isolated. We also share our perspective on what the theme ‘In this together’ means for us, as we approach the 20th anniversary of National Reconciliation Week.