The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Latest Media Releases

Disability support boosted by nearly $5M investment

New and improved supports and resources for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) providers and participants will be developed thanks to an investment of $4.998 million in grants.

Commonwealth financial help available for more flood impacted communities in New South Wales

More people in New South Wales impacted by this year’s flooding disaster will have access to financial help from today.

Calling on recruits for new Winter Relief Workforce to help protect NDIS participants

The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the NDIS and Government Services, is calling on qualified disability support workers to join a register to cover potential workforce shortages and critical shifts over the winter months

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Latest Editorials

How the Albanese Government is fixing the cost of living crisis

Minister Shorten outlines how the Federal Government is introducing measures to ease cost-of-living pressures.

Daniher's discovery of hope

On Monday, Labor announced it would give $4m in funding over the next two years to the FightMND charity in its quest to better understand the causes of this devastating disease and pursue potential treatments and a cure.

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Latest Speeches

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

5AA Radio Interview

NDIS; cost of the Scheme; cracking down on fraud; provider registration; working with states and territories; AAT cases and COVID for people with disability

Joint doorstop interview, Park Royal Melbourne Airport

Disability Reform Ministers’ Meeting, hospital discharge delays, COVID and debt recovery

2GB The Chris Smith Show

NDIS; fraud, clearing AAT cases and improving hospital discharge rates

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