When new refugees and migrants arrive in Broadmeadows, Nurjan Eser is there to welcome them to their new community. Her job is to help families establish their lives in Australia at what can be a very overwhelming time.
Gippsland woman Kerryn Carpenter has always wanted to travel the world – now the world is coming to her.
When newly arrived refugees and migrants settle in the area, she is one of the first people they meet. Her job is to welcome them and help them establish their lives in Australia.
Thousands of dollars raised by staff at the Bendigo Smart Centre has given local breast cancer sufferers much needed time out with their families, and provided food to relief agencies and local schools.
“It was the best email I’ve ever received,” said Grace. “I was with my aunty and she was so excited she screamed!”
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.
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.
Once a year, the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple in Melbourne is transformed into a hub to provide valuable information about the Department of Human Services’ payments and services.
A steps challenge saw Department of Human Services staff in West Victoria collectively walk, run and jog the equivalent of two trips around Australia.
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.
The Department of Human Services Camperdown Agent is moving from Church Street to Pike Street from next week.