World Refugee Day (20 June) is an important time to reflect on the contribution refugees make to Australian society.
For many refugees, a new start is made possible by the hard work of dedicated Department of Human Services staff who provide immediate and ongoing links to services.
Continue reading Working to help refugees rebuild their lives
When Marsha Maule-Murphy arrived from Trinidad and drove from Adelaide to Alice Springs for the first time, she was astounded by the sheer distance to her new home. She’d just come from an island that can be crossed in a few hours.
Continue reading Marsha carries the baton for Alice Springs community
As a Multicultural Service Officer at the Department of Human Services, Di Hong Lam connects with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to update them on the latest changes to policies, payments and services.
Continue reading The ‘Sound of Hope’ for Chinese communities
A Multicultural Service Officer from the Department of Human Services is making a difference in the lives of Melbourne-based Vietnamese mothers through digital services information sessions. Continue reading Vietnamese mums tap into Digital Services
Department of Human Services Multicultural Service Officer Sreta Mrkic is based in the Northern Sydney region and is committed to using his skills to help others.
Continue reading Building trust one step at a time
Cuc Lam came to Australia as a refugee from Vietnam, fleeing the country in 1978 with no money, few items of clothing and no grasp of the English language.
Continue reading From struggle to success: the inspiring tale of Cuc Lam