PBB HISTORY

Dads in Distress facilitator at Logan (QLD) passes aged 43

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Fil Curley, long time and greatly loved volunteer facilitator at the Logan (QLD) Dads in Distress group. Sadly, Fil suffered a fatal heart attack last week which was related to a known heart condition. We want to celebrate the wisdom, fun and good memories …

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Local hero given Queen’s honour (Tony Miller OAM)

Coffs Coast Advocate Link to original article Local hero given Queen’s honour by Graeme Singleton 14th Jun 2010 2:25 AM TONY Miller doesn’t think he’s a hero or indeed anyone special but to literally thousands of Australians he is a lifesaver. For his contribution to the welfare of men through his role as the founder …

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Mac Werner talked down hundreds over 10yrs on DIDs helpline, passes age 61

Reproduced from the original article here. LIFE is such a precious thing and the power of faith and determination is unquestionable. It was with sadness yesterday we learnt about the passing of Mac Werner, a man who dedicated so much of his life saving others through Dads in Distress. “Mac Werner manned the phone lines for …

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Former senator John Madigan, champion of family law reform, died today at age 53

It was with immense sadness that we heard that John Madigan, former independent senator passed away after a long illness. John was a fierce defender, and perhaps one of the most fervent, of all those that had suffered at the hands of family breakdown. More than once we’ve accompanied John in Parliament House to speak …

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In memory of Garry Couper, DIDs volunteer

It’s been a sad week for the family support sector. On Tue 16th we lost former Senator John Madigan and today we’ve heard that a Victoria based dad that was working towards opening a DIDs group in Wonthaggi, passed the next day; Wed 17th June. Details have yet to emerge. For those that attend our support groups …

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