This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Department of Human Services’ Financial Information Service (FIS), which has helped millions of Australians over the past three decades.Continue reading Three decades of financial information
When Gold Coast man Russell Lenehan chose to spend his gap year working as a public servant, little did he know it would lead to a career spanning five decades – and the title of financial Yoda from his colleagues!Continue reading Financial “Yoda” retires after 40 year career
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.
Whether you’ve already retired or are planning for retirement, you might be wondering what government payments and services you’re eligible for or what happens if your financial situation changes.
If you’re planning for retirement, you might have some questions about what happens once you’ve retired. Which of your financial assets could impact your pension? Where can you find more information? Continue reading Podcast: Your retirement – money matters
Not many of the Department of Human Services staff do their job in a shearing shed or catch chooks while they’re on duty, but Darienne Keizer has. Continue reading Free financial information from Dubbo to Bourke and in between
Once a year, the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple in Melbourne is transformed into a hub to provide valuable information about the Department of Human Services’ payments and services. Continue reading Live, pray and learn at Quang Minh Buddhist Temple
Passing a farm from one generation to the next may have a knock-on effect for older farmers planning to apply for the Age Pension in retirement. Continue reading Farmers get steer on succession planning
It’s a long and winding road to Bonang, in rural Victoria but well worth the trip when the opportunity arises to reach out to the local community and give information about the Department of Human Services’ payments and services.
Michael Brown is a regular at the free Financial Information Service (FIS) seminars in Canberra.