The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Latest Media Releases

More flood-impacted NSW residents eligible for federal disaster support

Australian Government disaster payments are now available to eligible residents in five additional local government areas (LGAs) affected by the severe storms and flooding that continue to impact large areas of New South Wales.

$31 million to boost readiness for educational environments for children with disability or developmental concerns

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced grants of $16 million under the National Early Childhood Program (NECP) and an additional $15 million under the Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program.

Government services under one roof in Colac

Services Australia is on the move in Colac with the service centre relocating from its current site in Bromfield Street, to newly refurbished premises at 13 Connor Street from Monday 1 August 2022.

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Latest Editorials

Farewell ‘immortal’ ONJ

Yesterday was a sad day for us all, hearing of the passing of Olivia Newton-John. Australia's golden girl, and a crusader for cancer research.

Neighbours’ brightest stars

Love is in the air! I have finally gotten around to watching the Neighbours finale and the feel-good vibes from the final episodes were infectious.

Get behind our Commonwealth Games stars

There’s something to be said about watching Australians represent our fine country. It’s exciting, exhilarating, and brings all sorts of people together to celebrate national pride and our wonderful athletes.

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Latest Speeches

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.

Sydney Disability Expo Speech

Minister Shorten discusses the history of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and his vision for the scheme’s future.

DSC ‘Where to from here’ conference: The Future of the NDIS

The NDIS was designed to change people’s lives by investing and empowering people with disability, something that had been practically non-existent for people who lived with disability before this reform.

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Latest Transcripts

Doorstop – Services Australia Bendigo Smart Service Centre

The staff here at Services Australia kept working throughout the entire pandemic.

Interview with Minister Bill Shorten on ABC Melbourne

Minister Shorten discusses NDIS hospital discharge and appointments for NDIA CEO and Chairman of the NDIA Board with Virginia Trioli on ABC Melbourne.

Minister Shorten on the Today show with Alison Langdon

Minister Shorten discusses interest rates, cost of living, Senator Thorpe and Minister Scott Morrison.

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