When Tanya Lindsey started work on the front counter at the Department of Social Security in Karratha, Western Australia in 1993, many people were receiving their payments by cheque.Continue reading From cheques to high tech
Having a place to live is something we often take for granted. But the reality is that in Australia 1 in 200 people sleep rough each night, with 42 per cent of all homeless people under the age of 25.Continue reading Supporting homeless youth in Ipswich
For over four decades, Sue Martin from Caboolture, has been making the lives of Queenslanders a little easier.Continue reading Four Decades of Caring For Others
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
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
Department of Human Services staff have raised more than $118,000 to help the mobile laundry and shower organisation, Orange Sky, in their work providing personal hygiene services to Australia’s homeless.
Department of Human Services staff gathered in Canberra last week to celebrate the launch of its national Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2018-2022.
Every day around the world, armed conflict affects ordinary people. It threatens their well-being and dignity. It threatens their lives.
Continue reading Resettlement journey – a long way from Iraq to Armidale
NAIDOC Week is a chance for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Continue reading Natasha, Zara and Kadie share their experiences for NAIDOC Week 2018
The Department of Human Services’ social media accounts reach more than 1.5 million people each month. On 30 June, our social media team will pause to celebrate World Social Media Day before their busiest period of the year.