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
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
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.
Continue reading Giuseppe celebrates Harmony Day at Human Services
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
The Department of Human Services’ digital self-service options are leading the way in government innovation, making life easier for Australians and proving that the digital revolution isn’t the future – it’s well underway. Continue reading Let’s get digital, digital!
Victoria Dias knows the value of employment – not only in terms of the financial benefits but the social and mental health benefits as well.
Continue reading Inspiration goes both ways for Multicultural Service Officer Victoria Dias