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.
Continue reading Immunise to save lives
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.
Continue reading Award-winning programme launches Indigenous careers
Today is International Migrants Day, where we recognise the valuable contributions of migrants like Azza Abouesh to our community.
Continue reading Giving back to migrant communities
As we look for the perfect presents for our loved ones, clever criminals are looking for their own Christmas gift – your money and identity.
Continue reading Tis’ the scamming season
Department of Human Services staff across Tasmania came together during 2018 to raise almost $30,000 for close to 70 charities.
Continue reading Tassie staff dig deep for the community
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during December 2018. Continue reading December 2018 Update #DHSTV