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
29 May 2015 – Celebrating 40 years of dedicated Indigenous services
The Department of Human Services is celebrating the valuable contribution Indigenous Service Officers have made over 40 years of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
29 May 2015 – Win-Win for Indigenous communities and department staff
Staff from the Department of Human Services are taking their expertise to Indigenous communities, and working with local leaders to empower communities through the Jawun secondment programme.
25 May 2015 – Human Services completes data centre consolidation
The Government is pleased to announce the opening of a new data centre that will save taxpayers millions in operating costs and provide vital stability for numerous government departments.
25 May 2015 – Immigration and Human Services crack down on fake couples
Fake couples who are fraudulently claiming social security payments, or committing migration fraud, are under the Australian Government's microscope thanks to a new data-matching programme.