At 3am Thursday morning the temperature in Tweed Heads was a brisk 9 degrees.
Every year, in the first week of August, Homelessness Australia coordinate Homelessness Week. It’s a week to raise awareness of homelessness, the people who experience it and the issues they face.
After battling eye disease for more than 20 years, Dallas Hall, a Department of Human Services staff member from Canberra, has been lucky enough to receive the gift of sight twice undergoing surgery for corneal tissue transplants in 2010 and 2015.
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from General Manager Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during August.
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.
The Financial Information Service can help to increase confidence in dealing with financial issues related to investment, understand your own financial affairs, and plan effectively for retirement.
Imagine if your children had to walk hours to school through rough, mountainous terrain on a journey that can take hours.
Josh Clarke is a Department of Human Services staff member based in Alice Springs who doubles down on his workload by volunteering with the Bushfires Northern Territory (NT) Alice Springs Brigade.
The Australian Government is partnering with not-for-profit organization Jawun to bring public service and corporate expertise into Indigenous communities across Australia through the Jawun Indigenous Community Secondment Programme.
The Department of Human Services supported Guide Dogs Australia during May, with a month long fundraising campaign to suggest a name for a Guide Dog puppy.