Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during April 2019.
Eligible farmers and their partners need to apply for Farm Household Allowance before 1 December this year to receive the first of two supplement lump sum payments.
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during August 2018.
Department of Human Services Cootamundra Agent Kate Collingridge says serving the community she grew up in is a privilege.
Three years ago Heyden and Eleanor Lane were vegetable farmers in Nymboida, New South Wales, struggling through the area’s worst drought in recorded history. Now they’re the largest organic turmeric producers in Australia.
Sue Slattery is a Farm Household Case Officer (FHCO) at the Department of Human Services, and works with farmers in north and northwest Victoria. While the role has its challenges, Sue finds her job satisfying as she knows she is helping farmers and their families.
Passing a farm from one generation to the next may have a knock-on effect for older farmers planning to apply for the Age Pension in retirement.