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This collection of resources explains and explores BackTrack, annual reports, media resources, published articles, radio and television interviews. 

BackTrack: Chasing Dreams

BackTrack: Chasing Dreams

In 2018 the award winning documentary, 'BackTrack Boys', followed our Founder, former jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and the young people he was trying to keep alive and out of jail. This shorter film traces their stories a few years on… as they chase their dreams....

BackTrack Boys Documentary

BackTrack Boys Documentary

A film by Catherine Scott, the documentary was recently shown on SBS and is now available to view here.  We really love your support, and to view it, all we ask is that you sign up to receive our email newsletter. Happy viewing!  Please Note: A public licence is...

Australian Financial Review

Australian Financial Review

AFR Bernie Shakeshaft’s BackTrack program is making a big difference while teaching at-risk kids to train working dogs... read more below and click to view the article:

#AOTY 2020

#AOTY 2020

#AOTY 2020 Congratulations to Australian Local Hero, Bernie Shakeshaft After seeing the plight of disadvantaged youth in his community, Bernie Shakeshaft decided to take action. Starting with a shed and an idea, Bernie founded the BackTrack Youth Works Program,...

ABC Conversations

ABC Conversations

ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler, Sarah Kanowski Helping troubled kids find a way back: Bernie Shakeshaft

Annual Reports

2023

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

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BackTrack Boys DVD

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