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.
Continue reading Award-winning programme launches Indigenous careers
Department of Human Services staff gathered in Canberra last week to celebrate the launch of its national Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2018-2022.
Continue reading Department of Human Services still a leader in reconciliation
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.
Continue reading Helping remote communities to access education
The morning routine with children can be difficult for most parents but when you have a child with special needs, stress levels can be extreme. Continue reading Natalie takes caring one day at a time
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
NAIDOC Week (8-15 July 2018), is an opportunity for the Department of Human Services to celebrate the important work of its Indigenous staff.
Continue reading NAIDOC Week: Celebrating our Indigenous staff
Located off eastern Arnhem Land in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Groote Eylandt is home to one of the Department of Human Services’ newest Remote Service Centres.
Continue reading Improving services on Groote Eylandt
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is an important occasion for the Department of Human Services to celebrate and deepen our understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Continue reading DHS recognises National Reconciliation Week