Cuc Lam came to Australia as a refugee from Vietnam, fleeing the country in 1978 with no money, few items of clothing and no grasp of the English language.
Harmony Day is on 21 March and celebrates Australia’s cultural, linguistic and religious diversity with the motto ‘everyone belongs’.
On World Social Work Day the Department of Human Services recognises and celebrates the important role social workers have in the department providing support to all Australians.
It’s a long and winding road to Bonang, in rural Victoria but well worth the trip when the opportunity arises to reach out to the local community and give information about the Department of Human Services’ payments and services.
Staff from the Department of Human Services hope their small gesture brings huge smiles to the faces of the children of refugees and asylum seekers. Continue reading One Victoria refugee and asylum seeker toy drive supports children in need
Department of Human Services staff in Hamilton have been working together with local Hamilton organisations to help members of the community understand how to make the most of the department’s digital services.
Department of Human Services staff are taking advantage of new technology to help rural and remote customers access services. Continue reading Ground-breaking technology helps remote customers to understand their financial matters
The Department of Human Services has announced changes to its Medicare services for south-east Melbourne residents. Continue reading Medicare service changes in Melbourne’s south-east
It’s always difficult to cope with the loss of someone close, but for Cath Nicholson’s friends and family, channelling their grief into comfort for others has helped the healing process begin. Continue reading Latrobe staff channel their grief into comfort for others