The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Latest Media Releases

Series of firsts in new NDIA Board appointments

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill Shorten today announced the appointment of two new members of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Board, including a First Nations appointee.

Medicare card now available in the myGov app

People can now add a digital version of their Medicare card to the myGov app for secure and convenient access on the go.

Jobs secured for hundreds of workers with disability after successful takeover of Activ Foundation worksites

The employment future of hundreds of people with disability in Western Australia has been secured today with Activ Foundation to transition their large-scale worksites to Workpower Inc.

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Latest Editorials

Search for hope amid gloom

Climate change, the war in Ukraine, a global pandemic, cost-of-living crisis, tensions with China, the list of global crises goes on, all of it overwhelming.

Ukraine, one year on, be assured your fight is our fight

Last Friday marked a sad day. Twelve months of the worst land war seen in Europe since 1945.

Illegal Robodebt scheme has caused real pain and anxiety to almost 400,000 Australians

The first sitting week of the 2023 Parliament is now under the belt and it’s good to be back. I’m raring to go.

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Latest Speeches

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

The Melbourne Institute – Economic and Social Outlook Conference

Minister Shorten gave a Ministerial address at the Melbourne Institute – Economic and Social Outlook Conference discussing getting the NDIS back on track.

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Shorten interview on ABC News Afternoon Briefing with Greg Jennett

Minister Shorten discusses making the Medicare card digital, the impacts of the Voice and Synergy360.

Minister Shorten interview on Sky News with Sharri Markson

Minister Shorten discusses the NDIS review, diagnosis of autism and psychosocial conditions recognised by the Scheme, and Synergy360.

Questions on the Watt Review

Minister Shorten responds to questions on findings from the Watt Review.

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