Renewed Commitment to Remote Australia

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Frontier Services Patrol plane Frontier Services Patrol plane (click to expand)

On Wednesday 18 July Assembly members will asked be consider a proposal for the Church to “commit itself anew to the people of remote Australia.”

The proposal to be presented by Frontier Services comes the Church celebrates 100 years of support for the people of remote Australia with the Centenary of the establishment of the Australian Inland Mission (AIM).

On 26 September 1912, a report by Australian visionary Rev John Flynn was presented to the Presbyterian Assembly, which resulted in the establishment of the AIM.

Flynn had a dream to extend “a mantle of safety” across the outback so that people could build sustainable communities despite the hardships of outback life.

Frontier Services, the successor to the AIM in the Uniting Church, continues to provide a network of care and vital community services to people living in outback and isolated areas.