What started as a Christmas raffle for Department of Human Services staff member Dale Jackson has turned into a passionate cause to improve the literacy rates of Indigenous Australians. Continue reading Improving Indigenous literacy on World Book Day
Chinese has been one of the United Nations’ six official languages for over 70 years, and Mandarin Chinese is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Marked in April each year, Chinese Language Day celebrates multilingualism and cultural diversity. Continue reading Finding joy in helping others this Chinese Language Day
Danielle is a Social Worker and Dan is a Community Engagement Officer. They both work for the Department of Human Services, making sure young people in their community don’t slip through the cracks.
With Geelong regularly welcoming refugees and newly arrived migrants, the Geelong Settlement meeting was set up ten years ago to help improve services in the area. Continue reading Helping to settle Geelong’s newest locals in the community
Hundreds more Australians are likely to sign up as organ donors thanks to the determination of volunteers from the Department of Human Services and Gift of Life. Continue reading Volunteers pound the pavement to save lives
The Department of Human Services regularly runs information seminars to assist culturally and linguistically diverse community groups and their members to better understand the services available to them. Continue reading Translating payments and services
Red Dust Role Models is changing the lives of Indigenous youth in remote communities, and fundraising support from the Department of Human Services is helping this vital work to continue.
The Department of Human Services’ Cyclone Debbie Response Team has recently been announced as winners of an Exceptional Team Performance award, as part of an annual staff awards ceremony.
The Department of Human Services is committed to providing equitable access to health and welfare services. To honour this commitment, some old remote service centres are being replaced with new energy-efficient modular buildings.
Bendigo Foodshare and The OTIS Foundation Bendigo have received a financial boost thanks to donations from staff at the local Department of Human Services’ Smart Centre.