Media Releases

Protecting the NDIS: Taking action to further tackle scheme growth

The Australian Government is taking action against some unscrupulous providers who are exploiting the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by encouraging thousands of participants to spend their NDIS funding too quickly and on non-disability supports.

New multi-million dollar technology protecting the NDIS

The Albanese Government is further protecting National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants by investing $160 million in a technology system.

Centrepay reform targeting exploitation

The Albanese Government has renewed its commitment to Centrepay reform, today announcing a range of short- and long-term priorities to improve the program.

Centrelink and Medicare claims slashed

Services Australia has halved its claims backlog and reduced congestion messaging on its phone lines, getting nearly 700,000 outstanding Centrelink and Medicare claims to Australians in need.

Investing in Government Services and building a stronger myGov

The Albanese Labor Government is supporting Australians through a record investment of $2.8 billion to deliver safe, effective and efficient government services for every Australian.

Delivering on our commitment to a better NDIS

The Albanese Labor Government continues to deliver on its commitment to a better National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Australians with a disability.

Budget delivers for people with disability

The Albanese Labor Government will continue delivering better outcomes for the more than one in six Australians with disability by boosting investments in disability employment and the NDIS.

$50 million investment to empower people with disability through community engagement

The Albanese Labor Government has announced that 60 organisations will share in a $50 million to boost community participation opportunities for people with disability, their families, and carers.

Safety of Australians visiting Services Australia boosted in Budget

The Albanese Government will help keep Australians safer when they visit Services Australia centres, with new funding invested to improve staff and customer safety.

CALD Community Co-Design New NDIS CALD Strategy

Participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have co-designed a new Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) Strategy 2024-2028 (Strategy).

500,000 claims slashed from Services Australia backlog

After a decade of Liberal neglect of Services Australia, the Albanese Government has had a major breakthrough with half a million claims processed for Australians in just ten weeks.

New Changing Places initiative unveiled

The Albanese and South Australian Governments have opened a new accessible changing place, marking a key step towards ensuring every Australian can equally access their community.

Tip-offs helping to catch NDIS fraudsters

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Government Services Bill Shorten is thanking Australians for providing critical tip-offs to stop fraudsters and crooks ripping off people with disability.

Making some noise for safer vehicles

Pedestrians will soon be safer around quiet cars, trucks and buses travelling at low speeds with the Albanese Government introducing a new design rule to make electric vehicles safer.

Statement on LiveBetter civil penalty outcome

A disability support provider has been fined almost $2 million over the death of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant.

Hearing Australia Belconnen centre officially opened

Today the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services, officially opened the Hearing Australia centre in Belconnen, ACT.

Albanese Government protecting Commonwealth frontline workers

The Albanese Government is working to better protect frontline workers from violence and aggression.

Getting the NDIS back on track

Today the Albanese Government will introduce to Parliament changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that will deliver for those who need it most and will contribute towards the NDIS once again being delivered in line with its original intent.

Cracking down on overcharging of NDIS participants

A new taskforce to crackdown on unfair price hikes for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants is now operational.

Refreshed strategy to support more NDIS participants into work

A refreshed plan of action by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is aiming to support more people with disability find and keep jobs.