Armidale man Matt Teece has his dream job helping newly arrived refugees and migrants establish their lives in the city.Continue reading Welcoming new arrivals to Armidale
Multicultural Service Officers from the Department of Human Services have been recognised for three decades of support to new migrants and refugees as they establish their lives in Australia.
General Manager Hank Jongen said for 30 years these specialist staff have played a crucial role helping new arrivals access government services and payments.Continue reading 30 years of specialist support for multicultural Australians
Every day around the world, armed conflict affects ordinary people. It threatens their well-being and dignity. It threatens their lives.
Continue reading Resettlement journey – a long way from Iraq to Armidale
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.
Friendship and a free meal are on offer at the St George Community Hub in Sydney.
Continue reading Making connections in the St George community
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
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.
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
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
The Department of Human Services regularly runs information seminars to assist culturally and linguistically diverse community groups and their members to better understand the services available to them. Continue reading Translating payments and services