Senator the Hon Marise Payne
The Minister for the Department of Human Services is responsible for the operations of the Department of Human Services.
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Latest media releases
25 March 2015 – Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme to expand across government
The Department of Human Services (DHS) will this year expand its Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme to a further nine federal public sector agencies.
17 March 2015 – Commonwealth assistance for tropical Cyclone Olwyn
The Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) has been made available by the Australian Government to eligible people in Western Australia who were severely affected by Tropical Cyclone Olwyn from 11 March 2015.
04 March 2015 – Australian government assistance helping the community get back on their feet
The Australian Government has helped families in the Fitzroy and Wide Bay-Burnett region get back on their feet following the terrible impact of Tropical Cyclone Marcia by granting more than 4,200 claims for Disaster Recovery Payments.
02 March 2015 – Mobile Service Centre continuing to serve Tropical Cyclone Marcia-affected communities
The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Kangaroo Paw will this week continue to provide emergency on-the-ground support for tropical cyclone Marcia-affected communities.