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Dementia Awareness Month – Panel discussion

September is Dementia Awareness Month and the Department of Human Services has been working closely with Dementia Australia to share information to help families start a conversation about dementia.

We did a callout for questions on social media and filmed a panel Q&A with Dementia Australia’s Dr Kaele Stokes and one of our Financial Information Service officers, Justin Bott.

The panel discussion touched on issues including pension rates, downsizing, younger onset dementia and where to go for more information and support.

Watch the full discussion below.

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Working to help refugees rebuild their lives

World Refugee Day (20 June) is an important time to reflect on the contribution refugees make to Australian society.

For many refugees, a new start is made possible by the hard work of dedicated Department of Human Services staff who provide immediate and ongoing links to services.

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