WA - Frank Mallard, 73.


THE Yamatji elder, ex-serviceman and volunteer is an ambassador and advocate for the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women.

He served in the Army and Army Reserves.. Despite PTSD and Parkinson's, Frank is a dedicated veterans' issues volunteer and chair of Voice of the Voiceless Ministry.

"I would like to go back to the old ways in Australia where we had the welfare of our families uppermost in our minds. To the days when the older members of family were cared for by the family and not sent off to an aged care facility.

"I know that that cannot happen, so I would use my position to indulge my passion of caring for the less fortunate in our...

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