The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Latest Media Releases

Expert advisory group to help guide the NDIA on co-design and improvements to the NDIS for children and their families.

A new expert advisory group featuring some of Australia’s most respected early childhood experts will help shape improvements to the experience of children and their families in the NDIS.

Albanese Government announces NDIS grant funding

The Albanese Government is investing in the future of regional and diverse NDIS communities through $5 million in grant funding.

Registering your baby in the ACT made easier

The Commonwealth and ACT Government are trialling an Australian-first where parents can register the birth of their baby across federal and territory government agencies using myGov.

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Latest Editorials

NDIS fraudsters put on notice

The National Disability Insurance Scheme has been a hot topic over the past few weeks and I couldn't be happier. A good day for me is when we are talking about the world-leading scheme, warts and all.

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.

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Latest Speeches

Minister Shorten speech at Stefan Romaniw’s State Funeral

Minister Shorten speaks on behalf the Prime Minister at Stefan Romaniw OAM State Funeral.

Summit on Peace in Ukraine

Minister Shorten gave a Ministerial Address at the Summit on Peace in Ukraine in Switzerland.

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.

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Shorten interview on ABC Radio Melbourne with Raf Epstein

Minister Shorten discusses NDIS fraud, the NDIS Review and the Getting The NDIS Back On Track Bill on ABC Radio Melbourne.

Minister Shorten doorstop interview at Noah’s Ark Disability Services, Melbourne

Minister Shorten discusses the NDIS Children’s Expert Advisory Committee, aged care sector reforms, NDIS fraud investigations, Getting The NDIS Back On Track Bill, CFMEU allegations and industry super funds in a doorstop in Melbourne.

Minister Shorten interview on Sunrise with Natalie Barr

Minister Shorten discusses President Biden’s announcement; US Election; Latest Newspoll;

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