The Department of Human Services responded to thousands of questions on Facebook and Twitter over the month of July, with more than 1,000 questions coming in on the busiest day.
In times of emergency, a small team based in Geelong has provided support to thousands of Australians no matter where they are in the world. From the Victorian Bushfires to the New Zealand Earthquakes, staff at the National Emergency Call Centre, located at the Geelong Smart Centre have been ready with a frontline response to emergencies worldwide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Imagine if your children had to walk hours to school through rough, mountainous terrain on a journey that can take hours.
This year marks 5 years since the Queensland floods of 2010–11, which brought devastation to almost the entire state and the tragic loss of more than 30 lives. Continue reading Robert remembers being on the front line after devastating flood
The recent Australian Red Cross Awards highlighted the significant contribution in blood donations Department of Human Services staff have made to the important organisation, particularly in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Continue reading Highest blood donations to Human Services staff
Taskforce Integrity was part of a multi-agency investigation which dismantled a large welfare fraud scheme in Melbourne. Continue reading Taskforce Integrity first joint operation uncovers large fraud scheme
Department of Human Services staff from Tasmania have reached a new milestone, generously raising over $30,000 this year for a range of local, national and international causes and charities. Continue reading Digging for $30,000 worth of change