Senator the Hon Marise Payne
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
12 December 2014 – Commonwealth doctors to assess new DSP claims
Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has announced Australian Government-contracted doctors will assess new claims for the Disability Support Pension from next year to achieve consistency and equity across the country.
10 December 2014 – Further $23 million fraud uncovered
The Department of Human Services has revealed a $23 million rort among welfare recipients who failed to declare their income.
05 December 2014 – New chair of the board of Australian Hearing Services
The Minister for Human Services Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced the appointment of Dr Peta Seaton as Chair of the Board of Australian Hearing Services.
03 December 2014 – Technology improving access for all
The Australian Government Department of Human Services is taking advantage of the latest technology to break down barriers for people with disability.