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
Harmony Day (Wednesday 21 March) has special significance for the Department of Human Services’ staff with almost one in four from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
Giuseppe Ardica is one of many staff who uses his language and cultural skills to make sure everyone can access government services and support regardless of their background.
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
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