Farmer Stories

17 Jul

Aussie Helpers Founders Retire -Media Release 17/07/2019

Media Release 17/07/2019 Carrying on the legacy: Aussie Helpers appoints a new CEO One of Australia’s largest rural charities, Aussie Helpers, has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer following the retirement of co-founders Brian and Nerida Egan. The charity is close to the heart of incoming CEO, Natasha Kocks who is the Egans’ daughter and was selected by the board of directors to take over the role. Ms Kocks, who has been involved with the charity since it was founded in 2002, said she...

20 Aug

Aussie Helpers media Release 20/08/2018 $2 million in aid for Farmers

MEDIA RELEASE 20/8/18 AUSSIE HELPERS RURAL CHARITY TWO MILLION DOLLARS CASH FOR FARMING FAMILIES AUSSIE HELPERS FOUNDER BRIAN EGAN ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT AUSSIE HELPERS WILL BE GIVING TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN PREPAID VISA CARDS TO 500 FARMING FAMILIES STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE IN THE WORST DROUGHT IN MEMORY MR EGAN SAID THAT 500 FARMING FAMILIES WILL BE GIVEN FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH TO HELP PAY FOR LIVING COSTS. MR EGAN SAID THAT HIS VOLUNTEERS HAD BEEN COMING ACROSS MANY FARMING FAMILIES LIVING IN THIRD WORLD...

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16 Jul

Ten Eyewitness News Queensland July 9 2018 Relentless drought and crushing isolation has seen suicide rates in the bush skyrocket.

Relentless drought and crushing isolation has seen suicide rates in the bush skyrocket. Our farmers and their families are doing it tough but there’s an unconventional service making a difference.     (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Exclusive: Unconventional Service Helping Drought-Stricken Farmers Relentless drought and crushing isolation has seen suicide rates in the bush skyrocket. Our farmers and...

16 Jul

Prime7 News Central West July 5 · As the drought worsens, more local farmers are reaching a state of crisis with water, feed and money quickly running out.

  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Drought action As the drought worsens, more local farmers are reaching a state of crisis with water, feed and money quickly running out. The Official Aussie Helpers Page Posted by Prime7 News Central West on Thursday, 5 July 2018   ...

08 Jun

Aussie Helpers Virtual Psychologist given $1m for innovative SMS psychological access

Aussie Helpers Virtual Psychologist given $1m for innovative SMS psychological access. Queensland Country Life-Sally Cripps @sallyQCL 6 Jun 2018, 5 a.m. Faced with a suicide rate twice as high in rural Australia as other parts of the country, governments have long grappled with the challenge of how best to deliver psychological counselling services in country areas. Photo – Sally Cripps. After a concerted effort over a number of months, and in the face of increasing desperation by landholders facing relentless drought, the federal government has...

23 May

Aussie Helpers on the job in Dubbo NSW

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Helping hand Aussie Helpers are doing their part to truck loads of fodder to the Central West. Posted by Prime7 News Central West on Friday, 18 May 2018 ...

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