- 27 August 1906
St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
- c. 1961
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
- Nurse, Public servant and Social worker
In 1948 Hazel Dobson was commissioned by the first Minister for Immigration, Arthur Calwell to investigate the living conditions and social problems of newly arrived refugees. Her report successfully recommended the employment by the Department of Immigration of professionally qualified social workers to assist migrants and refugees experiencing settlement difficulties. It also successfully recommended the enlistment of community organizations in helping new arrivals settle through what became the Good Neighbour Movement. She became the first Director of The Department of Immigration's Assimilation and Social Welfare Section and continued in that role until her death.