Cairns woman Hazel Oosen has spent 40 years working with Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland. She’ll spend NAIDOC Week reflecting on that time and celebrating her culture with family and friends.Continue reading Four decades of supporting Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland
The day-to-day work of the Department of Human Services doesn’t usually involve trekking off-road through Australia in a four-wheel drive.Continue reading Braving the elements to help Indigenous Australia
For more than a decade, Margaret Betts has played a vital role on behalf of the Department of Human Services in Jabiru, in Kakadu National Park. She has linked the remote Indigenous community to government services, giving residents access to essential support.Continue reading 13 years of connecting Jabiru to essential support
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during April 2019.Continue reading April 2019 Update #DHSTV
As a full time mum with little work experience behind her, Danielle Naylor doubted she’d ever have the career she longed for.Continue reading Sisters Kick Career Goals with IAP
The Department of Human Services Healthy Start for School initiative encourages parents to ensure their child has a health check before they commence school.Continue reading Health checks to Close the Gap for Indigenous children
The Tiwi Islands are 80 kilometres off the coast of mainland Northern Territory. It’s only a short distance from Darwin but the series of Islands are a world away from city life.
Bathurst Island, one of the two largest Islands that make up Tiwi, is predominantly populated by Indigenous communities where English is often their second or third language.Continue reading Talking Tiwi: local languages helping Indigenous customers
The Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP) has finished for another year, launching the public service careers of 238 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Department of Human Services staff gathered in Canberra last week to celebrate the launch of its national Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2018-2022.
Moving away from your home, family and culture can be incredibly difficult. For Department of Human Services ABSTUDY Travel Officer Emily Strok, it meant a world of opportunity.