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
25 November 2014 – White Ribbon Day support for victims of violence
The Australian Government Department of Human Services is strongly supporting White Ribbon Day to help raise awareness of family and domestic violence.
24 November 2014 – Charlestown to pilot innovative hub
Charlestown residents will soon be able to access Medicare and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services in one place, after the federal government announced a unique partnership between the two services in Charlestown.
20 November 2014 – Welfare web reveals $2 million rort
An investigation by the Department of Human Services has uncovered evidence of a $2 million systematic welfare rort among a family network in NSW.
18 November 2014 – More than 2.7 million tax returns lodged via myGov
This was the first year people used their myGov account to lodge their income tax returns via e-tax or the new myTax service.