An innovative program promoting literacy awareness among Centrelink payment recipients will now be rolled out more widely across Tasmania following the success of a community trial in Bridgewater. Continue reading Human Services collaborates with 26TEN to promote literacy
If your child is starting high school or an Australian apprenticeship next year, you can claim ABSTUDY now to help with the costs of study or training if they are an eligible Indigenous Australian. Continue reading Claim ABSTUDY now for 2016
Video news release footage of the Department of Human Services data centres.
On 25 May the Government announced the opening of a new data centre that will save taxpayers millions in operating costs and provide vital stability for numerous government departments.
The security and reliability offered by this new facility means the government is in a strong position to expand the services offered through its various digital channels and provide services to various Commonwealth agencies.
The Fyshwick data centre has also been specifically designed to ensure an energy conscious and cost effective use of resources.
The building is nearly entirely self-sufficient with its water requirements thanks to a clever water retention system, and an LED lighting system ensures power isn’t used unnecessarily.
The opening of the new site marks the near completion of the Department of Human Services’ data centre consolidation project and will save taxpayers $24.5 million in leasing costs over the next decade.
*Please note: the below video is stock footage of the Department of Human Services’ data centre and has been compiled to be downloaded by media outlets. This footage does not include audio grabs.
You can download the High Res version of this video (MOV 7.5 GB).
Young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder are getting a chance to use their IT skills and gain employment thanks to the Dandelion programme, a partnership between the Department of Human Services, HP Australia and Danish organisation Specialist People Foundation. Continue reading Jack grows thanks to Dandelion programme
Staffing levels at the Department of Human Services have not decreased in 2014-15.
The department’s workforce increased by 117 – from 34,773 on 1 July 2014 to 34,890 on 30 June 2015.
The total number includes 31,094 ongoing and 3796 non-ongoing, as at 30 June 2015.
Julie is one of the department’s Community Engagement Officers (CEOs) from Victoria, who works with some of our most vulnerable customers, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Continue reading Julie steps up in the fight against homelessness
This statement was provided to media in response to questions about whether a decision had been made to privatise Australian Hearing, following the release of the Department of Human Services Annual Report 2014–15:
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from General Manager Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during November. Continue reading November update #DHSTV
The following statement was provided in response to questions about how casuals should be paid penalty rates:
Terry is one of our Financial Information Services Officers (FISO), and has been working for the Department of Human Services for more than 30 years. Continue reading FIS: helping people take control of their financial future