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Paid family and domestic violence leave now available across Australia

February 1, 2023 6:03 pm

Paid family and domestic violence leave is now in effect across Australia, replacing the existing unpaid leave on offer for those affected by family and domestic violence. Full-time, part-time and casual employees will all have the right to access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period. What is paid family and... View Article


Inverell High School students ditch Muck up week to raise money for domestic violence

December 16, 2022 12:30 pm

Choosing to make a difference The students at Inverell High School made a decision together at the start of 2021 that they would raise money to support women and children faced with Domestic Violence in the Inverell community. The students wanted to make sure that the money they raised went to supporting a local charity... View Article


Pathfinders FREE School Holiday Kayaking Tours

December 12, 2022 12:49 pm

Join Pathfinders for a FREE kayaking tour of Lake Inverell or Malpas Dam! BOOK NOW ONLINE. Thanks to the NSW Governments Holiday Break Program, Pathfinders will be delivering FREE Kayaking Tours during the school holidays. All tours are suitable for young people aged 12 – 18 years living in regional NSW. Each tour will run... View Article


Our Foster Carers Garden is Blooming

November 28, 2022 11:46 am

In September Pathfinders foster care team hosted a Family Fun Day at Tilbuster Station in Armidale to celebrate Foster and Kinship Care Week 2022. The day was an opportunity to celebrate and to say thank you to our foster carers for the great work that they do each and every day. Our carers have managed... View Article


Momentum

November 21, 2022 3:34 pm

Pathfinders have joined forces to launched a new support program – Momentum Last week Pathfinders new Momentum team held their first roadshow event in Kempsey with staff from Real Futures and ACE Community Colleges. The Momentum program will provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in North Eastern NSW to help them to... View Article


Supporting Hope in a Suitcase this Christmas

November 21, 2022 1:53 pm

Pathfinders will be supporting Hope in a Suitcase until the end of December. Hope in a Suitcase volunteers across Australia collect everyday items to create gifts for children starting their foster care journey. When a child enters foster care it can often happen unexpectedly, meaning children don’t always get time to collect their belongings. Hope... View Article


Local Rotary Club visits Tilbuster Station

November 21, 2022 11:42 am

A group of local Armidale Rotarian’s attended a meet and greet at Tilbuster Station last month led by Chairman John Jones. The group arrived at Tilbuster Station and sat down to lunch under the pine trees in the garden and asked for a brief on the work currently taking place at Tilbuster Station. The Rotarian’s... View Article


Campaign launched to restore identity rights to First Australians

October 24, 2022 11:53 am

Riotact 19 October 2022 | Sally Hopman When Elder Aunty Rosie was a young girl growing up in Kamilaroi Country in northern NSW, she’d head for the bush when she heard police or the school inspectors were in town. “We had to keep out of sight because we were scared of being taken away,” she said. “If... View Article


Pathfinders in partnership with UNICEF Australia heads to Canberra

October 24, 2022 10:44 am

  Pathfinders, in partnership with UNICEF Australia, spent a week in the nation’s capital providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to register their children and apply for and receive their birth certificates. Birth certificates underpin every target of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap initiative, including education, health and fitness, employment,... View Article


Pathfinders receive a generous $5,000 donation from Austin Page College in Armidale

October 13, 2022 11:58 am

Austin Page College at the University of New England in Armidale have been busy over the past year hosting charity events to raise funds for Pathfinders and BackTrack Youth Works in Armidale. In April, Pathfinders staff were invited to attend the college’s annual Charities cross Arts Dinner (CHARTS). The 2022 dinner had a Disney theme, with... View Article