The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Latest Media Releases

Ukraine Peace Summit

On 15-16 June 2024, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Government Services the Hon Bill Shorten MP will represent Australia at the Ukraine Peace Summit in Switzerland.

Robodebt hero awarded King’s Birthday honour

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Government Services, Bill Shorten, has congratulated outstanding former public servant Colleen Taylor for being recognised on the King’s Birthday honour list by being been awarded an OAM for her service to public administration.

Australians to represent disability community at the United Nations

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to promoting the rights of people with disability and will support Australians with disability to attend the 17th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP17) in June this year.

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Latest Editorials

Our kids absolutely need stringent protection online

Today’s kids had their lives turned upside down during the pandemic. Lockdowns turned them into involuntary pioneers of en masse online schooling. There is no doubt big tech performed a crucial role in keeping kids’ education going. But there was a sinister side to it. It pervaded every aspect of their lives.

We’re chasing down the rorts while building a better NDIS

In September 2020, at the height of Covid, when the world’s eyes were glued to the internet, a Twitter user called Mel posted a simple image of the first message she ever received from her partner next to a photo of them embracing.

Failure is part of innovation

Minister Shorten opinion piece for the West Australian

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Latest Speeches

Second Reading Speech - Criminal Code amendment

Minister Shorten delivered a speech regarding the Second Reading of The Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Commonwealth Frontline Workers) Bill 2024.

Launch of Police Home Carer Services

Minister Shorten delivers a speech to launch the police home care service

Les Twentyman memorial

Minister Shorten delivered a speech at the memorial for Les Twentyman.

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Shorten interview on the Today Show with Sarah Abo

Minister Shorten discusses Peter Costello’s altercation with journalist, eliminating rorts and fraud in the NDIS, Minister Andrew Giles, and the Greens political party position on Gaza conflict on the Today Show with Sarah Abo.

Minister Shorten interview on ABC Radio National with Patricia Karvelas

Minister Shorten discusses eliminating fraud and overcharging in the NDIS; Getting The NDIS Back On Track bill; Service Australia speechwriter; violent protests at MP’s offices

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