Refugee Week (14-20 June 2020) is an opportunity to celebrate the rich contribution of refugees to Australian life and learn about the challenges they face. For many refugees, a new start is made possible by the hard work of dedicated Services Australia staff who provide immediate and ongoing links to services.
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.
Liverpool Smart Centre staff have won the people’s choice award in a national photography competition to celebrate workplace diversity.
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.
Today is International Migrants Day, where we recognise the valuable contributions of migrants like Azza Abouesh to our community.
30 September is International Translation Day, which celebrates the crucial work language professionals do to build understanding in the community.
When Department of Human Services graduate Oleksandr Dorohokuplia first arrived in Australia he lived in Alice Springs.
Every day around the world, armed conflict affects ordinary people. It threatens their well-being and dignity. It threatens their lives.