The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Latest Media Releases

New Hearing Australia Board appointments

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Minister for Government Services, the Hon Bill Shorten, has announced the appointment of three new members of the Hearing Australia Board and the reappointment of an existing Board member.

First Nations Reflections for National Reconciliation Week

The Australian Government has launched a new website to highlight the advocacy by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 50 years for equal access to government services.

Review to protect front line staff

I am shocked, angered and saddened by yesterday’s serious incident involving the assault of a staff member at Services Australia’s Airport West Service Centre in Melbourne

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Latest Editorials

Vale to three of the greats

It is sometimes argued that Australia's greatest generation were those born in the two decades before World War II. Three of that “greatest generation” passed away this week.

Statement on the passing of Father Bob Maguire

The passing of Father Bob Maguire is incredibly sad news. I first met Father Bob way back in 1983 when I was 15 and at school doing a social work program. I spent a week with him seeing how he helped kids on the street.

It’s time we became better at employing people with disability

Employment of people with a Disability

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Latest Speeches

Address to the National Press Club

Minister Shorten gave an address at the National Press Club in Canberra outlining the Government’s vision for the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Address on 2023 International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Para Asian Football Cup in Melbourne

Minister Shorten gave an address on the 2023 International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Para Asian Football Cup in Melbourne.

Address to Meet the Chiefs lunch in Canberra

Digital technology reform

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Shorten interview with Josh Szeps

Minister Shorten discusses improvements to the NDIS, cost of the NDIS, criticisms of the NDIS.

Minister Shorten interview with Peter Stefanovic

Mark McGowan's retirement

Minister Shorten Statement to the House

Minister Shorten delivers a Statement to the House on Centrelink worker safety.

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