When new refugees and migrants arrive in Broadmeadows, Nurjan Eser is there to welcome them to their new community. Her job is to help families establish their lives in Australia at what can be a very overwhelming time.
Gippsland woman Kerryn Carpenter has always wanted to travel the world – now the world is coming to her.
When newly arrived refugees and migrants settle in the area, she is one of the first people they meet. Her job is to welcome them and help them establish their lives in Australia.
Armidale man Matt Teece has his dream job helping newly arrived refugees and migrants establish their lives in the city.
Multicultural Service Officers from the Department of Human Services have been recognised for three decades of support to new migrants and refugees as they establish their lives in Australia.
General Manager Hank Jongen said for 30 years these specialist staff have played a crucial role helping new arrivals access government services and payments.
Every day around the world, armed conflict affects ordinary people. It threatens their well-being and dignity. It threatens their lives.
World Refugee Day (20 June) is an important time to reflect on the contribution refugees make to Australian society.
For many refugees, a new start is made possible by the hard work of dedicated Department of Human Services staff who provide immediate and ongoing links to services.
Friendship and a free meal are on offer at the St George Community Hub in Sydney.
With Geelong regularly welcoming refugees and newly arrived migrants, the Geelong Settlement meeting was set up ten years ago to help improve services in the area.
When Marsha Maule-Murphy arrived from Trinidad and drove from Adelaide to Alice Springs for the first time, she was astounded by the sheer distance to her new home. She’d just come from an island that can be crossed in a few hours.
As a Multicultural Service Officer at the Department of Human Services, Di Hong Lam connects with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to update them on the latest changes to policies, payments and services.