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Developing Resilience in the Bush

building and supporting small rural communities

Julie Grieg
Uniting Church Rural Chaplain

  • 80% of Australians are now living on the coast line of Australia.
  • In the last 50 years, living and working in the bush has changed significantly.
  • Julie has spent nearly 30 years running a wheat and sheep farm at Condobolin, and raising 3 kids.
  • She has worked as a Drought Support Worker with the Department of Primary Industries.
  • Coordinated the NSW Drought Mental Health Assistance Package.
  • Provided training for the Division of General Practice Community Support Workers.
  • Completed Masters in Community Development.
  • Julie now works as a Rural Chaplain with the NSW/ACT Synod of the Uniting Church.
  • This role means Julie works with small rural communities supporting locals involved in community building.
  • She also has a role in providing advocacy around rural issues, including helping the Uniting Church frame its social justice response to the Murray Darling plan.
  • Her position involves helping communities develop resilience in the face of disaster.
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