Muttaburra identity, Rupert Ballinger develops online mentor portal

Sally Gall
Updated June 5 2019 - 4:38pm, first published May 3 2019 - 12:00pm
Dedication: Rupert Ballinger has dedicated his new online mentoring platform to his dad, Bill Ballinger, saying the day he passed away was the day he lost his mentor.
Dedication: Rupert Ballinger has dedicated his new online mentoring platform to his dad, Bill Ballinger, saying the day he passed away was the day he lost his mentor.

Years of connecting up with schoolmates across the crackly airwaves of distance education, coupled with the loss of his father when he was 12, instilled a deep desire in western Queensland expatriate Rupert Ballinger to help people connect.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications. Get in touch at 0427 575 955 if you've got a story idea for me.

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