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
When Kristy Moran isn’t leading a team to deliver important digital projects at the Department of Human Services, she’s running the gauntlet for her football team to deliver touchdowns of another kind.
Continue reading Kristy touches down for Women’s Australian Gridiron League Championship
You never know what opportunities might come your way when you volunteer.
Continue reading Fighting fires and floods – Denise is here to volunteer
Last month, 85 Department of Human Services Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) specialists celebrated graduating from the department’s STEM ICT (Information and Communications Technology) scheme. Continue reading Dandelions grow in STEM
What started as a Christmas raffle for Department of Human Services staff member Dale Jackson has turned into a passionate cause to improve the literacy rates of Indigenous Australians. Continue reading Improving Indigenous literacy on World Book Day
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
When Sarah applied for the Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP) at the age of 19, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. Now, she’s an integral member of the social media team at the Department of Human Services.
Continue reading From apprentice to Social Media Adviser
“It was the best email I’ve ever received,” said Grace. “I was with my aunty and she was so excited she screamed!”
Continue reading A Job for Life
Volunteering as a “Flash Quote Reporter” at the netball, Natalie Manu couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to put her journalistic skills to use for the Commonwealth Games.
Continue reading Natalie puts her skills to use at the Commonwealth Games