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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 volunteers stepping in

Our volunteers stepping in

Last September, Paul Gray journeyed from Sydney to Nyngan to lend a hand to remote communities ravaged by drought. He told us about connecting with our farmers and the value of corporate volunteering programs for remote parts of Australia. Paul is a mechanic and regularly volunteers with us through the Outback Links NRMA partnership. This …