This World Social Work Day, Department of Human Services’ staff member, Yasmin, reflects on why she became a social worker. Continue reading Celebrating culture and community this World Social Work Day
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. Continue reading Farmers get steer on succession planning
Adelaide’s Connor Taylor is proof you can use what some people see as a limitation, as a unique skill. In primary school Connor was diagnosed to be on the autism spectrum. Continue reading Dandelion Programme harnessing natural talents for IT
Tanya Kaplan came to Australia as a 17 year old. She first landed in Darwin from Cyprus and was making her way to South Australia where her fiancé lived.
The Department of Human Services employs around 70 Multicultural Service Officers (MSOs) across the country to deliver targeted services to culturally and linguistically diverse customers.
When seven year-old Gianna Vorrasi arrived in Australia in 1966 with her mother and four siblings, she couldn’t speak a word of English.
In early September, the joint Department of Human Services (the department) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) Taskforce Integrity spent time at the department’s service centres in Elizabeth and Salisbury, as well as the Elizabeth shopping centre.
People affected by the November 2015 Pinery bushfire in South Australia’s mid-north have until Saturday 28 May 2016 to lodge a claim for emergency assistance payments from the Australian Government. Continue reading Limited time left to claim Pinery bushfire payments
When Kerry McPherson isn’t working at the Department of Human Services she generously volunteers her time to help two organisations rehabilitate and re-home ex working animals – Chapel Lodge Standardbred Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc. and the Greyhound Adoption Program SA.
After a bushfire swept through the Pinery township north of Adelaide in November 2015, Department of Human Services Social Worker Leanne Fenton was among those first on the ground to support the recovery effort. Continue reading Reflections from the frontline of an emergency