Sue Hughes - Our Healthy Clarence, NSW
In response to confronting mental health issues the Clarence Valley community created a partnership dedicated to improving well being, focusing on health and hope. It was called Our Healthy Clarence. We talk to its Co-ordinator, Sue Hughes.
Chris Wheatcroft - Rural Financial Counselling Service, WA
Chris explains how his organisation goes about helping those affected by the turbulent and unpredictable environment that is agriculture. Often advice isn’t what’s needed, people need to be enabled to take back control of their situation. Strategic management is one of the tools.
Alice Fargher - Angorichina Station
Alice Fargher is a fifth-generation farmer who is passionate about her property Angorichina Station in the Flinders Ranges, SA. Sharing its incredible sunrises and iconic wildlife with visitors provides diversified income, a lifeline as Australia continues to battle relentless drought.
Corey Gretch - Indigenous Educator & Entrepreneur
This Regional Voices flashback is with Corey Gretch who grew up with an indigenous mother and a Maltese father. As a teacher this put him in good stead to help his pupils find their place in the world. Corey’s education is all about empowering kids to become as resilient as possible.
Charles Armstrong - Farmsafe Australia
In August we revist an interview with Charles Armstrong, farmer and Chair of Farmsafe Australia, discussing the perils of quadbikes on farms and why safety needs to come before convenience. In less than a decade, 126 people have died, seven in 2019.
After a brush with death as a teenager, Kiwi Alice Mabin decided never to take life for granted. Taking up a job as a jillaroo, she fell in love with Australia. Many twists of fate have led to the creation of her photo books, The Grower series, designed to resonate with all Australians.
Teacher and proprietor of the Goormabat Railway Hotel, Jacqui Coleman talks about how Silo art has revitalised her small town. Silo art has captured the imagination and hearts of travelers all over Australia while providing economic and social lifeblood in regional areas.
Maggie McGowan - Magpie Goose
How did a lawyer from Victoria combine a love of vibrant prints and the need to share indigenous stories from the remote Northern Territory, into a social enterprise and fashion label? Maggie McGowan discusses how Magpie Goose is fashioning change.
Professor Richard Kingsford
Does Australia have enough water for towns, irrigation and the environment? How can we better use the water we have? We ask Professor Richard Kingsford, Director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science at the University of NSW about how to get the balance right.
Michelle Verco - Civil Engineer
Celebrating International Women's Day, we talk to Michelle Verco, a Civil Engineer from Clare, SA. Michelle is passionate about encouraging girls to follow in her footsteps and into some of the great careers available for women in modern regional Australia.