Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women .

Senator the Hon Marise Payne

About the Minister

In September 2013 Senator Payne was appointed as Minister for Human Services and on 21 September, 2015, she was promoted to Cabinet as Minister for Defence.

On 26 August, 2018, Senator Payne was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Outside parliament, Senator Payne continues to work in the community on issues as diverse as human rights, emerging technologies and the implications of our ageing population.

Information related to Senator Payne's role as Minister for Foreign Affairs can be found on the Department of the Foreign Affairs website

Latest Minister News

Media release

15 August 2019

Gender Pay Gap at record low

Media release

12 June 2019

Visit to Vietnam

Media release

3 June 2019

Visit to Fiji