Around 260,000 Australians who received family assistance payments in 2014/15 are being reminded to finalise their tax requirements or risk missing out on their full entitlement for that year. Continue reading Tax lodgement window closing for families
With the academic year back in full swing, the Department of Human Services is reminding Indigenous students and their parents not to miss out on study assistance. Continue reading ABSTUDY boost for Indigenous Students
With Seniors Week celebrations kicking off across the state from 1 April, local seniors looking for inspiration in their retirement are encouraged to attend a free expo held by the Department of Human Services, in partnership with Wollongong City Council. Continue reading Be Inspired during Wollongong Seniors Week Expo
This year marks 5 years since the Queensland floods of 2010–11, which brought devastation to almost the entire state and the tragic loss of more than 30 lives. Continue reading Robert remembers being on the front line after devastating flood
This morning the Community Public Sector Union made claims that under the proposed Enterprise Agreement, staff can be forced to change their hours and work location every four weeks, and work split shifts. These claims are not correct.
March 21 is Harmony Day, a time to recognise and celebrate Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity. The Department of Human Services has focused on strengthening communication between government and remote communities through the placement of Indigenous Language Officers such as Damien Tunmuck in Wadeye. Continue reading Celebrating cultural and linguistic diversity
For some people, Harmony Day is a day to celebrate different homelands by sharing homemade treats from all over the world. But for others, it means so much more.
Everyone knows applying for a job can be a tedious and tough task. But for 20-year-old Morgan, who is on the autism spectrum, just getting a look-in proved to be even more difficult. Continue reading Autism is no barrier for Brisbane Dandelion recruit
The Community and Public Sector Union’s full day work stoppage on Monday 21 March will unfairly impact Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support customers. Continue reading Strike action creates needless community impact
The IBM contract announced on 11 March 2016 provides for a range hardware, software, and IT support services to be provided to the Department. Under the contract these services are being provided to the Department as a whole, not to a specific project or initiative.