Tag: south australia
Dandelions grow in STEM
Last month, 85 Department of Human Services Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) specialists celebrated graduating from the department’s STEM ICT (Information and Communications Technology) scheme.
Celebrating culture and community this World Social Work Day
This World Social Work Day, Department of Human Services’ staff member, Yasmin, reflects on why she became a social worker.
Farmers get steer on succession planning
Passing a farm from one generation to the next may have a knock-on effect for older farmers planning to apply for the Age Pension in retirement.
Dandelion Programme harnessing natural talents for IT
Adelaide’s Connor Taylor is proof you can use what some people see as a limitation, as a unique skill. In primary school Connor was diagnosed to be on the autism spectrum.
Knowledge is power – overcoming social isolation
Tanya Kaplan came to Australia as a 17 year old. She first landed in Darwin from Cyprus and was making her way to South Australia where her fiancé lived.
Happy International Mother Language Day from our Multicultural Service Officers
The Department of Human Services employs around 70 Multicultural Service Officers (MSOs) across the country to deliver targeted services to culturally and linguistically diverse customers.
Gianna helps others through her own experiences
When seven year-old Gianna Vorrasi arrived in Australia in 1966 with her mother and four siblings, she couldn’t speak a word of English.
Adelaide’s northern suburbs residents meet the Taskforce Integrity team
In early September, the joint Department of Human Services (the department) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) Taskforce Integrity spent time at the department’s service centres in Elizabeth and Salisbury, as well as the Elizabeth shopping centre.
Limited time left to claim Pinery bushfire payments
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.