Media Releases

Applications open for the 2023 Indigenous Apprenticeships Program

Applications are open for the 2023 Indigenous Apprenticeships Program. The 12 month program offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians a permanent, full-time, entry level job in government, all while completing a nationally recognised qualification.

MyGov to transform as Australia grows

A review into the myGov digital platform has found it is essential to the lives of Australians and is critical national infrastructure like our roads, hospitals and energy grid.

Investigation sees two Victorian-based NDIS providers banned

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) has taken compliance action against two Victorian-based entities and five associated individuals.

NDIS improving lives of Australians with cerebral palsy

The latest insight into cerebral palsy participants on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) shows children, adults and their families were seeing a major boost to their independence, choices and social lives.

New report to help improve lives for people who live in group homes

The Australian Government is set to improve the lives of people with disability who live in supported accommodation also known as “group homes”.

Funding boost for co-design in the disability sector

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is strengthening engagement with the disability community, providing an additional $1.4 million to Disability Representative and Carers Organisations (DRCOs) to support co-design activities, a total of $2.8 million over the past 12 months.

Perth-based entities and individuals banned

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has taken compliance action against 6 Perth-based entities and two associated individuals.

Two NDIS fraudsters imprisoned as new crime taskforce ramps up

Two people have been sentenced to more than eight years’ combined prison time over fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Embedded support for vulnerable Australians

An innovative program helping to bridge the gap between people doing it tough and Australia’s welfare system is being extended across Australia.

Improving the lives of Australians living with disability through research

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to improving the lives of Australians living with disability through research by today releasing two key projects that will help drive evidence-based policy reform.

Financial support available now for school leavers

With year 12 students around the country receiving final results this week, graduates planning to continue study or start an apprenticeship are being urged to get ready for 2023.

NDIS legacy appeal cases slashed

Minister for the NDIS and Government Services, the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, has today announced that almost 60 per cent of NDIS legacy appeal cases inherited from the former Liberal-National Government have now been cleared through overhauled dispute resolution processes.

Record claims processed to help Australians in disaster

Eight nationally significant disaster events since January 2022 have required a turbo charged response to processing government payments.

New MyGov app simplifies access to Government services

Accessing government services is now easier with the new myGov app. Minister for Government Services the Hon Bill Shorten MP said the app, available to download now from app stores, is part of ongoing improvements to Australia’s largest authenticated government platform.

International Day of People with Disability is more than a celebration

The Albanese Labor Government is calling on Australians to recognise this year’s International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) by working together to help overcome the barriers to inclusion for the 4.4 million Australians living with disability.

Minister Shorten Interview on ABC RN Breakfast with Patricia Karvelas

Minister Shorten discusses the Medibank data breach, the former Government Services Minister, and the IR Bill with Patricia Karvelas.

Providing more options for older Australians and eligible Veterans to work more in time for Christmas

From today, pensioners over Age Pension age and eligible Veterans will be able to earn more income from working without reducing their pension, just in time to take advantage of seasonal jobs.

NDIS – We want you to be heard

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Review is putting people with disability back at the centre of the NDIS.

Arrest made in welfare fraud ring

A Taiwanese national suspected of rorting more than $130,000 in COVID-19 support payments has been arrested in Sydney overnight.

Boosting Government services

The Albanese Government has honoured its election commitments to boost services and staff numbers at Services Australia offices and undertake a comprehensive audit of the myGov digital platform.