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
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.
12 May 2015 – First steps in government's response to McClure Review
The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government's plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians.
07 May 2015 – 'A foot in the door' for indigenous youth
Local staff have been recognised for their role in assisting Indigenous youth to access traineeships, at the official opening of the recently co-located Department of Human Services service centre in Blacktown today.