The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Latest Media Releases

NDIS – We want you to be heard

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Review is putting people with disability back at the centre of the NDIS.

Arrest made in welfare fraud ring

A Taiwanese national suspected of rorting more than $130,000 in COVID-19 support payments has been arrested in Sydney overnight.

Boosting Government services

The Albanese Government has honoured its election commitments to boost services and staff numbers at Services Australia offices and undertake a comprehensive audit of the myGov digital platform.

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Latest Editorials

Underdog Aussie Socceroos will do us proud at FIFA 2022 World Cup

One of my favourite build-ups to any international sporting event is the singing of national anthems. Whether it’s our Advance Australia Fair, America’s Star Spangled Banner or Ukraine’s State Anthem, they never fail to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.

Medibank, Optus data breaches show Australia’s online safeguards are outdated

By the time you read this I should be waking up in Estonia, a small Baltic nation that shares a border with Russia and has a population half that of WA.

True extent of Robodebt shame revealed

In the 1993 Oscar nominated true-life drama In the Name of the Father starring Daniel Day-Lewis, a film about the Guildford Four, who were wrongly convicted of being IRA bombers, there is a pivotal moment where a lawyer finds a note that provides an alibi for the accused.

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Latest Speeches

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.

Address to Victoria’s Special Olympics Team

Minister Shorten gave a Ministerial address at the Special Olympics Team Victoria send off event at the MCG.

Address to the first ever NDIS Jobs and Skills Forum

First of all, I just want to thank Aunty Violet for her consistently generous Welcome to Country.

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Shorten interviewed on ABC Radio National

Minister Shorten discusses the flood response, industrial relations legislation and Qantas with Patricia Karvelas on ABC Radio National.

Minister Shorten interviewed on the Today Show

Minister Shorten discusses flood insurance, Queensland Police and industrial relations with Karl Stefanovic on the Today Show.

Minister Shorten Interview on ABC Melbourne with Virginia Trioli

Minister Shorten discusses MH17 murder convictions and data protection on ABC Melbourne with Virginia Trioli

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