People affected by the storms and floods on the East Coast of New South Wales in June 2016 have until 27 December 2016 to lodge claims for assistance.
Without a doubt, Australians know tough weather. From bushfires and tropical cyclones through to recent storms in Adelaide and flooding in Victoria and central New South Wales.
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.
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.
People affected by the November 2015 Pinery bushfire in South Australia’s mid-north have until Saturday 28 May 2016 to lodge a claim for emergency assistance payments from the Australian Government.
Social workers play a vital role in the Department of Human Services’ response during an emergency.
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.
After a bushfire swept through the Pinery township north of Adelaide in November 2015, Department of Human Services Social Worker Leanne Fenton was among those first on the ground to support the recovery effort.
As spokesperson for the Department of Human Services, Hank Jongen knows a thing or two about what it’s like to be interviewed on radio. We sit down with Hank to reflect on his time on talkback radio over the last decade.
When bushfires swept through towns and properties in the state’s south west, Bunbury residents Leanne Toy and Rebecca Stokes did everything they could to help out.