The Department of Human Services Healthy Start for School initiative encourages parents to ensure their child has a health check before they commence school.Continue reading Health checks to Close the Gap for Indigenous children
February saw Townsville face its biggest natural disaster in recent times when it was hit by floods that destroyed homes and devastated the community.Continue reading Townsville community spirit shines on World Social Work Day
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during March 2019.Continue reading March 2019 Update #DHSTV
Life can be busy when you’re a student. You’re juggling classes, assignments and part time work. That’s why finding ways to make the most of your time is important.Continue reading Using myGov – top tips for students
The Tiwi Islands are 80 kilometres off the coast of mainland Northern Territory. It’s only a short distance from Darwin but the series of Islands are a world away from city life.
Bathurst Island, one of the two largest Islands that make up Tiwi, is predominantly populated by Indigenous communities where English is often their second or third language.Continue reading Talking Tiwi: local languages helping Indigenous customers
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during February 2019.Continue reading February 2019 Update #DHSTV
The to-do-list for parents of children starting early childhood education is a long one. There are new routines to learn, lunchboxes to pack and immunisations to organise.
If you’re planning to travel overseas this summer, it’s important to understand how it may affect your Centrelink and Medicare payments, and how to travel safely with PBS medication. Continue reading What you need to know before travelling overseas this summer
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during January 2019. Continue reading January 2019 Update #DHSTV
The Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP) has finished for another year, launching the public service careers of 238 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.