The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Latest Media Releases

Statement regarding outgoing NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Tracy Mackey

Today, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Tracy Mackey has announced that she will be resigning from her position effective in May.

Federal Disaster Recovery Payment for fire impacted Victorians

Residents in the Pomonal area who have been significantly impacted by recent fires in Western Victoria will be able to apply for the Australian Government’s Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) from 2pm tomorrow (Wednesday 21 February).

NDIS supports innovative efforts to support babies with early signs of autism to thrive

Minister for the NDIS, Bill Shorten, and WA Minister for Health, Amber-Jade Sanderson, visited Inklings, an innovative early intervention program funded for $13.8 million by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

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Latest Editorials

Medicare: 40 years of looking after us

In 1974, then-social security minister in the Whitlam government, the late Bill Hayden, gave a speech at the Fitzroy Town Hall. Mr Hayden made the bold - and true - statement, that if a society is to have economic justice, equal opportunity and continued prosperity, then it must have social security.

Compassion for our neighbours is in our DNA as Australians

This week I will attend ceremonies to welcome new Australian citizens to join their stories to the Australian story.

Spirit of giving binds us all

At 11am on a weekday morning this past week, hundreds of people queued up at the top end of Bourke Street in Melbourne’s busy CBD for an early Christmas lunch.

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Latest Speeches

Minister Shorten’s address at the Rebuilding trust and integrity in the Australia Public Service conference.

Minister Bill Shorten gave an address at the Rebuilding trust and integrity in the Australia Public Service conference and discussed rebuilding trust and integrity of the Australia Public Service, Robodebt, Services Australia and mgGov.

Minister Shorten address at the Moonee Valley City Council Australian Citizenship Ceremony

Minister Shorten gave a speech to new Australians at their citizenship ceremony

Committee for Economic Development of Australia event speech

Minister Shorten gave a Ministerial Address at an online Committee for Economic Development of Australia event, outlining the future of the NDIS.

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Shorten interview on the Today Show with Karl Stefanovic

Minister Shorten discusses immigration visas for Palestinians, Industrial Relations laws, supermarket pricing and the US election on the Today Show with Karl Stefanovic.

Minister Shorten doorstop interview at Clinkids in Perth

Minister Shorten discusses the launch of the Inklings early intervention pilot program at a doorstop in Perth

Minister Shorten interview on ABC Perth with Nadia Mitsopoulos

Minister Shorten discusses new Services Australia recruits, claim backlog, Centrelink, Disability Support Pension and the NDIS on ABC Perth with Nadia Mitsopoulos.

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