Honouring Mingary Care: A special visit to Queensland Parliament House
Jason Hunt, MP for Caloundra, Margaret Evans, Mingary Care Board Member, Sue Mason-Baker, Mingary Care Managing Director, Health Minister Hon Shannon Fentiman and Aaron Harper, MP for Thuringowa.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Health Minister Hon Shannon Fentiman, Aaron Harper, MP for Thuringowa and Jason Hunt, MP for Caloundra, for the gracious invitation to Parliament House on Thursday, 13 June 2024. This opportunity allowed us to speak about the vital work Mingary Care is doing within the Queensland palliative care sector and the broader Queensland health system.

Our Managing Director, Sue Mason-Baker, accompanied by our dedicated Board Member, Margaret Evans, visited Parliament House for the first time. The tour of the building was a highlight and we extend our gratitude to Jason Hunt for making us feel incredibly welcome.

This important meeting resulted from a conversation with Aaron Harper at the Ambulance Wish Queensland (AWQ) Gala Ball held on 25 May. Aaron Harper is a strong supporter of AWQ, of which Mingary Care is a proud local supporting partner. Additionally, Jason Hunt’s ongoing interest in our work has been invaluable.

Interestingly, Minister Fentiman recently visited our Caloundra Op Shop following recommendations from a family member and she had glowing remarks about the shop, describing it as beautiful. She asked us to extend her sincere thanks to all our hard working volunteers for their wonderful work supporting the community. This is indeed a huge compliment.

Mingary Care provides free, short-term crisis palliative care and end-of-life services on the Sunshine Coast. We rely heavily on our op shops to fund this unique and responsive model of care. A huge shout-out to our incredible volunteers who make all of this possible. Your dedication and hard work are the backbone of our mission, and we are deeply grateful for your continued support.

Like to know more about how you can get involved? Mingary Care is always looking for volunteers in their op shops. If you are interested please call us or email

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