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Pathfinders National Birth Certificate programme FARm INSURANCE At Elders Insurance, we have a proud history of providing local service and solutions in rural and regional Australia. Our farm insurance cover can be fully tailored to include options specific to your needs. We understand that every farm is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to rural insurance. We can provide you with cover for storm damage, machinery catching fire or suffering damage, theft of vehicles or equipment and more. We can advise you on how to carry out a risk management plan, which will then inform the nature of your farm insurance policy. Adequate cover for your farm may involve insuring against the risk of an injury to you or another person from an animal on your property. No matter what risks you choose to insure against, we can help you to select covers which will provide you with protection in the event the unexpected occurs. We can also ensure your farm insurance cover enables your farm to stay in business while it is recovering from an insured event. We will visit you at your farm and really get to know your operations inside out. That's how we will ensure that the policy we provide is customised to suit your needs. If you're not sure if you've got the right insurance or enough insurance, then let's have a chat. Call in and see us at 97 Faulkner Street, or call us on 6775 4577.

Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Programme is an Indigenous Programme which aims to redress this issue by conducting sign-up days in towns and areas where there are significant numbers of Aboriginal people who don’t have birth certificates. Since the programme’s inception, more than 6,000 people have gained access to their birth certificates. Unregistered births of Indigenous Australians are higher than in the wider community, and applications for Birth Certificates are noticeably lower. A grant from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) to Pathfinders to tackle this issue will enable more sign up days, cover the costs of birth certificates, and allow more people to fully participate in society and address the areas of focus of the IAS. Recently the Pathfinders team conducted sign up days in Taree, Kempsey and Bowraville, with close to 500 people eligible and applying for a birth certificate. From this simple process, these applicants will now be able to enrol at preschool or primary school, transition from school to higher education or enter the workforce. These young people will be contributing members of our communities. Pathfinders will continue to advocate and lobby for additional funding, to make the process simpler and more affordable for all Australians. Private and corporate donations are welcome to assist with the programme. Dates and locations for future sign up days can be found on our website

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