The Australian Government is creating pathways for Indigenous Australians to start a career in the public service through the Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP).
This week, 8-17 April, is National Youth Week. The theme is ‘it starts with us’, something Tim Boroughs, a social worker with the Department of Human Services, can relate to through his own experience and the work he does with young people.
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.
March 21 is Harmony Day, a time to recognise and celebrate Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity. The Department of Human Services has focused on strengthening communication between government and remote communities through the placement of Indigenous Language Officers such as Damien Tunmuck in Wadeye.
For some people, Harmony Day is a day to celebrate different homelands by sharing homemade treats from all over the world. But for others, it means so much more.
Everyone knows applying for a job can be a tedious and tough task. But for 20-year-old Morgan, who is on the autism spectrum, just getting a look-in proved to be even more difficult.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world. – Anne Frank
Department of Human Services Project Officer Nicholas Anderson is proof that applying for a graduate position with the Department of Human Services can be a great career move.
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 Mobile Service Centres ‘Desert Pea’ and ‘Golden Wattle’ head off the beaten track in 2016 to help customers living in rural and regional areas, Mobile Service Centre (MSC) Manager Scott Walcot takes stock of the miles travelled and the support provided last year.