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
Today is International Migrants Day, where we recognise the valuable contributions of migrants like Azza Abouesh to our community.
Continue reading Giving back to migrant communities
30 September is International Translation Day, which celebrates the crucial work language professionals do to build understanding in the community.
When Department of Human Services graduate Oleksandr Dorohokuplia first arrived in Australia he lived in Alice Springs.
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
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
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