Media Releases

Federal Disaster Recovery Payment for fire impacted Victorians

Residents in the Pomonal area who have been significantly impacted by recent fires in Western Victoria will be able to apply for the Australian Government’s Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) from 2pm tomorrow (Wednesday 21 February).

NDIS supports innovative efforts to support babies with early signs of autism to thrive

Minister for the NDIS, Bill Shorten, and WA Minister for Health, Amber-Jade Sanderson, visited Inklings, an innovative early intervention program funded for $13.8 million by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Inaugural Meeting of National Disability Data Asset Council

The Albanese Government is progressing its positive agenda to improve programs and services for people with disability by convening the first meeting of the National Disability Data Asset Council today.

Reinforcing a sustainable, honest, and trustworthy NDIS

The Albanese Government will provide initial funding of $83.9 million to strengthen the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and make sure every dollar is going to participants who need it.

$25.5m in Medicare benefits paid

The Australian Government’s delivered more than $25 million in unpaid Medicare benefits to over 116,000 Aussies.

3,000 extra staff to help Services Australia

3,000 new staff are cutting the claims backlog and call wait times at Services Australia.

Federal disaster recovery payment for more Queenslanders

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) of $1,000 for eligible adults and $400 for eligible children will soon be available for more communities significantly impacted by severe weather events in Queensland.

Digital statutory declarations now available in myGov

People can now create a Commonwealth statutory declaration in a new end-to-end digital process in myGov, without needing an approved witness.

New Taskforce to help improve NDIS registration

A new Taskforce will work with people living with disability to ensure provider and worker registrations lead to better outcomes for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, Minister for the NDIS the Hon Bill Shorten MP announced today.

Would-be disaster fraudsters warned as crooks face the music

Minister for Government Services the Hon. Bill Shorten MP is warning would-be fraudsters they’ll be caught if they try to rip-off disaster payments this summer.

Building a strong ecosystem of disability supports

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to a better Australia for people with disability and will make key investments for both National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and non-participants.

Federal disaster assistance extended to more communities in South East Queensland

The Albanese Government has extended disaster assistance payments to more people who suffered serious damage or injury in severe storms in South East Queensland last month.

Federal disaster assistance for impacted SEQ communities

The Albanese Government has activated more financial support for people directly impacted by the recent severe storms in South East Queensland.

Almost $18 million paid in Australian Government disaster assistance to people affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper

The Albanese Government has delivered almost $18 million in disaster assistance payments directly to people significantly impacted by ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper in Far North Queensland.

NDIS participants supported in far north Queensland

The Albanese Labor Government will continue to support NDIS participants impacted by Tropical Cyclone Jasper, with a specific hotline established and welfare calls underway in the area.

New service joins myGov

The Albanese Government is helping students to manage more of their government business in the palm of their hand, with myGov welcoming a new service.

Disaster Assistance for Flood-Impacted Far North Queenslanders

The Albanese Government is delivering additional financial support for people directly impacted by the devastating floods in Far North Queensland.

Meeting of the Interim Services Australia Independent Advisory Board

The Interim Independent Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting in Sydney on Monday 18 December 2023.

Services Australia ready to support communities in Far North Queensland

Services Australia is ready to support affected communities in Far North Queensland, following record-breaking rainfall and flash flooding overnight.

Government response to myGov user audit

The Albanese Labor Government has today tabled its response to the myGov user audit, setting a clear pathway to guide the future development of myGov and the delivery of online Government services.