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“The Children Don’t Expect Much”

“The Children Don’t Expect Much”

I want to share the inspiring story of two of our Outback Links volunteers, Michael and Wendy* who have been travelling around their home state of Queensland to support farming families experiencing isolation. They have been a source of hope and encouragement for a number of families this year. As retirees, Michael and Wendy had ...

“We’re the forgotten people”

“We’re the forgotten people”

Farmer Kev is grateful for the support of Frontier Services’ Outback Links volunteers. Their company and practical assistance has been a source of hope through a bleak drought that continues to drag on. We visited Kev on the property that he’s owned for almost 40 years. “It’s been pretty horrendous,” he told us. The station …

Making do with what you have

Making do with what you have

Donna’s family faced three years of drought before rain earlier this year brought temporary relief. But Donna knows that another dry season is inevitable. Frontier Services headed out to her property in far-western NSW earlier this year to find out how she and her family are coping. We visited Donna (taking all the necessary precautions) …

New friendships forged over New Years

New friendships forged over New Years

Muriel and Alan Hunt’s farm on the Eyre Peninsula has been hit hard by drought. Simply keeping their 400 sheep alive is a daily challenge. But an extraordinary visit from a Sydney family brought some unexpected joy and welcome relief. The Smiths typically volunteer as a whole family, closing down their audio-visual business for two …

Our livelihood depends on the rain

Our livelihood depends on the rain

The past six months have been very trying times. Recovering from droughts, bushfires and now COVID-19. Farmers are working incredibly hard to make ends meet in these rough times. Two hardworking farmers who have been through it all are David and Linda. The couple are located 200km north of Dubbo, an area that has been …

When you can’t sell your wool

When you can’t sell your wool

It was clear when speaking to Kylie that her life as a farmer has been incredibly hard. Both Kylie and her husband, Greg, came from farming families and have been feeling the brunt of the drought for years. “You can deal with most things in life if there is an end in sight but with …