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.
When Sarah applied for the Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP) at the age of 19, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. Now, she’s an integral member of the social media team at the Department of Human Services.
Volunteering as a “Flash Quote Reporter” at the netball, Natalie Manu couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to put her journalistic skills to use for the Commonwealth Games.
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during April 2018. Continue reading April Update 2018 #DHSTV
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
The Department of Human Services is joining over 180 countries and territories in the global movement, Earth Hour, to highlight the need for action on climate change. Continue reading Switching off for a sustainable future
This World Social Work Day, Department of Human Services’ staff member, Yasmin, reflects on why she became a social worker. Continue reading Celebrating culture and community this World Social Work Day
Harmony Day (Wednesday 21 March) has special significance for the Department of Human Services’ staff with almost one in four from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
Giuseppe Ardica is one of many staff who uses his language and cultural skills to make sure everyone can access government services and support regardless of their background.