Ms Alicia Payne MP


Member for Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite R2 95
Parliament House
Canberra , ACT, 2600

Postal address

Suite R2 95 Parliament House
Canberra , ACT, 2600

(02) 6277 4168

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4168
(02) 6277 8421


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 9.9.2019.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 23.7.2019.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party First Nations Caucus Committee from 2019.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (ACT Branch) from 2010 to 2019.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference from 2011.
  • Junior Vice-President of the Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch) from 2016 to 2018.
  • Born 24.7.1982, Canberra, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc(Hons-Political Economy) (University of Sydney).
  • Research Fellow at the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) from 2005 to 2009.
  • Research Adviser to the Hon Lindsay Tanner MP, Minister for Finance from 2009 to 2010.
  • Policy Analyst at the Commonwealth Treasury from 2010 to 2015.
  • Senior Adviser on Social Policy to Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition from 2015 to 2016.
  • Chief of Staff to Hon Jenny Macklin MP, Shadow Minister for Social Services from 2016 to 2018.
  • Name: Canberra
  • Location: The Division of Canberra covers an area in central ACT consisting of the Districts of: Canberra Central, Kowen, Majura, part of Belconnen, part of Jerrabomberra, part of Molonglo Valley, part of Weston Creek, and part of Woden Valley.
  • Area: 312 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 95,348 (at 7.6.2019)
  • Industries: Mainly residential with tourism, retail and some light industry at Fyshwick and Beard.
  • NATSEM Income and Wealth Report Issue 14 - Trends in Effective Marginal Tax Rates 1996-97 to 2006-07 (co-authored with A Harding, Q Ngu Vu and R Percival), AMP, 2006.
  • NATSEM Income and Wealth Report 15 - Tomorrow's consumers (co-authored with A Harding and Q Ngu Vu), AMP, 2006.
  • What Price the Clever Country? - The Costs of Tertiary Education in Australia (co-authored with R Percival), AMP, 2008.
  • Expenditure of Low Income Households in the ACT (co-authored with Q Ngu Vu), ACT Council of Social Service, 2008.
  • Consumers in 2020, (co-authored by Q Ngu Vu); in Transitions: Pathways Towards Sustainable Urban Development in Australia (edited by P Newton), CSIRO, 2008.
  • A Rising Tide? Income Inequality, the Social Safety Net and the Labour Market in Australia (co-authored with A Harding and Q Ngu Vu), in Laggards and Leaders in Labour Market Reform: Comparing Australia and Japan (edited by J Corbett, A Daly, H Matsushige and D Taylor), Routledge, 2009.
  • NATSEM Income and Wealth Report 23 - Healthy, Wealthy and Wise?: The Relationship Between Health, Employment and Earnings in Australia (co-authored with B Nepal and L Brown), AMP, 2009.