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19 hours ago

Hank Jongen

Last week was Transgender Awareness Week, 13 – 19 November, and I’m so proud to share Jonathan’s story with you.

Jonathan joined the agency 6 months ago to help with job seeker claims. When he started he didn’t know if he’d be accepted as a transgender person, but the support he’s received has been a welcome surprise.

‘It’s been a massive change to my previous work experiences. I’ve never been anywhere that’s been so inclusive,’ he said.

Jonathan said raising awareness of transgender people and the issues they face is the first step in creating a culture of inclusion. But awareness is also the first step in creating change.

‘I’ve seen this in other LGBTI+ groups where education and knowledge help break down stereotypes. It also helps create change for our communities,’ he said.

Jonathan’s main advice is it’s okay to ask questions.

‘People avoid questions because they don’t want to be rude or don’t know what to say. They think it’s bad to ask questions,’ he said. ‘But as long as you are polite and respectful, there are no silly questions.’

It’s wonderful to see Jonathan feeling safe to be his true self at work, and we wish him all the best in his role.
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Last week was Transgender Awareness Week, 13 – 19 November, and I’m so proud to share Jonathan’s story with you.

Jonathan joined the agency 6 months ago to help with job seeker claims. When he started he didn’t know if he’d be accepted as a transgender person, but the support he’s received has been a welcome surprise. 

‘It’s been a massive change to my previous work experiences. I’ve never been anywhere that’s been so inclusive,’ he said.

Jonathan said raising awareness of transgender people and the issues they face is the first step in creating a culture of inclusion. But awareness is also the first step in creating change. 

‘I’ve seen this in other LGBTI+ groups where education and knowledge help break down stereotypes. It also helps create change for our communities,’ he said.

Jonathan’s main advice is it’s okay to ask questions. 

‘People avoid questions because they don’t want to be rude or don’t know what to say. They think it’s bad to ask questions,’ he said. ‘But as long as you are polite and respectful, there are no silly questions.’

It’s wonderful to see Jonathan feeling safe to be his true self at work, and we wish him all the best in his role.

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Hank Jongen had my provider ring this morning to update my job plan ( im in Victoria), but on my job active account it’s still stating no job search and I don’t have the compliance circle- so how am I meant to submit my job searches as I have less then two weeks to do them ? My provider just said keep an eye on job active account and she thinks job searches won’t be due until next year but isn’t 100% sure. All I want is some straight answers and a MOs make me nervous as it is but I can’t seem to get any answers today. Please respond as I’m so confused and it’s making me more anxious

Hi Hank Jongen, my son is 22, at Uni and living at home. He lost his job thanks to covid and has been applying for Jobseeker youth allowance since May. I understand that your staff were over whelmed with applicants but this has gone on too long. Im out of work, as well and money wise we are stuffed. Why is it taking so long. Who do we speak to about this. The last time he spoke to someone, they said a letter would be sent explaining why? Why, what and where is this letter. Not in mygov, centrelink, email or by snail mail. This last time has bern 3 weeks. Please answer.

Can he do the job? That’s really the only thing that matters.

Wish we had had Jonathan to help do our applications.

Such a great story. Keep up the good work ex team mates!

VERY NICE GUY;;GOOD WORK;;😀

Brianna St John this is you

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Milly Wright this is deadset Brianna St John

Another useless government official. your words to this bloke land on deaf ears

Pity he doesn't know how Hank really feels. But the reality will soon kick in and will get punch in the gut... Yep very inclusive ... This Hank hates anyone on Centrelink payments. Welcome to the world of hate

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23 hours ago

Student Update

REMINDER: Information and news for students is moving to Services Australia from 1 December 2020. Head over there now to ask your questions, and don’t forget to like the page so you don’t miss any updates! ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: Information and news for students is moving to Services Australia from 1 December 2020. Head over there now to ask your questions, and don’t forget to like the page so you don’t miss any updates!

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17 hours ago

Services Australia

Are you living with disability in South Australia and have questions about COVID-19? Australian Families has published some information about the support available to you. See belowDo you have disability? Are you currently in South Australia and have concerns about coronavirus? Support is available to you.
Call the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787 or visit www.dss.gov.au/disabilityhelp to find out more. #DisabilityHelp
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Are you living with disability in South Australia and have questions about COVID-19? Australian Families has published some information about the support available to you. See below

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N don't help ones who can't gett better n even logde paperwork to back it

How is it that you denied my claim for disability payment when I’m claiming it under Autistic spectrum Level 2, with PTSD and ADD. You never had an interview with me face to face, never got a phone call for a proper conversation to talk about my diagnosis and what it actually means to me and you just straight up reject it. You have no idea the struggle I’m going through being autistic and having to deal with you lot. 😢😢😢😢

Hi is there a valid phone number I can call? The one on your website (10)8002611309 is invalid

Do you

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4 days ago

Seniors Update

You may have heard, the Government recently announced two more Economic Support Payments of $250.

If you’re eligible, you’ll get these payments next month, by mid December, and again in March 2021.

You can read more about the payments and check your eligibility here: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/economic-support-payment
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You may have heard, the Government recently announced two more Economic Support Payments of $250. 

If you’re eligible, you’ll get these payments next month, by mid December, and again in March 2021. 

You can read more about the payments and check your eligibility here: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/economic-support-payment

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How does the transport payment work?

It was announced the $250 comes between 23 to 30 November, then the next one late February.

Does economic support payment mean stimulus payment/s? And Y r they so far a part? Will they b gobbled up in rent like other rises?

Debbie Sutton.

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