Senator the Hon Marise Payne

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The Minister for the Department of Human Services is responsible for the operations of the Department of Human Services.

From this website you can access information in relation to the Minister's Department of Human Services responsibilities, the work of the department, the latest media releases and speeches, and information on how to contact the Minister.

Latest media releases

  • 22 May 2015 – Changes to Centrepay deductions

    The Abbott Government today announced it will restrict the type of consumer leases customers can pay for using Centrepay to increase protection for vulnerable Centrelink customers.

  • 19 May 2015 – Audit on Centrelink telephone services

    The Minister for Human Services Senator the Hon Marise Payne thanks the Australian National Audit Office for their work and feedback on the performance and management of the department's telephone services for Centrelink payments from July 2009 to June 2014.