The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Latest Media Releases

Fixing the NDIS: Faster access to low-cost home modifications

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants will have faster, easier access to minor home modifications, Minister for the NDIS, the Hon. Bill Shorten has announced today.

Cashless debit card program to end following passage of legislation

The Albanese Labor Government has today delivered on a key election commitment and secured the passage of legislation to abolish the failed cashless debit card program.

Kurt Fearnley to lead NDIA Board

Australian Paralympic legend and disability advocate Kurt Fearnley AO has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

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Latest Editorials

Time for us to all do better

This week has been one of the most memorable and exciting moments in my time in politics. I made an exciting announcement about significant disability leadership appointments for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

AFL grand final is a sign life is returning to normal

The 2022 AFL season is special for a number of reasons. It marks the first full AFL season since 2019 and, I hope, helps put to bed a couple of very tumultuous years for Australians.

The Queen transcended politics

Early yesterday morning Australian time, London welcomed its Queen home in its classic style: dark, raining, and sombre.

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Latest Speeches

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.

Address to the National Disability Summit

I want to talk to you about the NDIS. I want to talk to you about what the government has started to do. I want to talk to you about how we can all work together to make the NDIS the very best it can be.

Australian Financial Review Government Services Summit

It is very important to me to be here today, I am really encouraged to see so many people having this government services conversation.

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Shorten doorstop interview in Brisbane

Minister Shorten discusses the Robodebt Royal Commission at the opening of the Robodebt Royal Commission in Brisbane.

Minister Shorten Interviewed on the Today Show

Minister Shorten discusses the Optus data hack and the Melbourne Cup with Karl Stefanovic on the Today Show

Minister Shorten doorstop interview at Parliament House

Minister Shorten discussed the NDIS; Chairman, Board and NDIA CEO appointments, disability support for over 65s, ADHD, Parliamentary Inquiry into the NDIA’s Capability and Culture, NDIS cost, and Chair of JSC NDIS Committee and Robodebt Royal Commission.

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