Social workers play a vital role in the Department of Human Services’ response during an emergency.
This year marks 5 years since the Queensland floods of 2010–11, which brought devastation to almost the entire state and the tragic loss of more than 30 lives. Continue reading Robert remembers being on the front line after devastating flood
After a bushfire swept through the Pinery township north of Adelaide in November 2015, Department of Human Services Social Worker Leanne Fenton was among those first on the ground to support the recovery effort. Continue reading Reflections from the frontline of an emergency
As spokesperson for the Department of Human Services, Hank Jongen knows a thing or two about what it’s like to be interviewed on radio. We sit down with Hank to reflect on his time on talkback radio over the last decade.
When bushfires swept through towns and properties in the state’s south west, Bunbury residents Leanne Toy and Rebecca Stokes did everything they could to help out. Continue reading Bunbury ladies tackle fires in more ways than one
Eighty-one year old Vic Webb, and his trusty dog Lana, are getting back on their feet with help from government services, charities and businesses at the Australind Bushfire Recovery Centre. Continue reading A new home for Vic and Lana
People affected by the New South Wales East Coast storms and flooding in April 2015 only have a limited time left to lodge a claim for the Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) and the Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA). Continue reading Deadline nearing to claim NSW East Coast disaster assistance
People in the Gascoyne-Pilbara region who experienced a loss of income as a result of Tropical Cyclone Olwyn in March 2015 have just over a week left to claim Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA).
People adversely affected by Tropical Cyclone Lam in the Northern Territory in February 2015 are encouraged to finalise any outstanding claims for the Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) before the approaching deadline.
People affected by Tropical Cyclone Marcia in February 2015 only have a limited time left to lodge a claim for the Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) and the Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA).