Media Releases

Decorated top cop to lead NDIS Panel of Justice Experts

A team of justice experts will work on a new panel to examine the management of prisoners exiting jails who have been identified as current or potential participants on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Ukraine Peace Summit

On 15-16 June 2024, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Government Services the Hon Bill Shorten MP will represent Australia at the Ukraine Peace Summit in Switzerland.

Robodebt hero awarded King’s Birthday honour

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Government Services, Bill Shorten, has congratulated outstanding former public servant Colleen Taylor for being recognised on the King’s Birthday honour list by being been awarded an OAM for her service to public administration.

Australians to represent disability community at the United Nations

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to promoting the rights of people with disability and will support Australians with disability to attend the 17th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP17) in June this year.

NDIS reforms boosted by greater involvement in co-design with disability representative organisations

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has strengthened investment in co-designing key reforms to the NDIS, through a funding boost for Disability Representative and Carer Organisations (DRCOs).

Albanese Government invests $140.3 million in community organisations

The Albanese Labor Government is investing $140.3 million in community organisations through the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program to deliver critical projects in the community that benefit all Australians with disability, their carers and families.

Prison for NDIS fraudster

An occupational therapist who was found guilty of 22 counts of obtaining financial advantage by deception has been sentenced to six years in prison, with a non-parole period of four years, a sign of the Government’s commitment to crack down on fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Shovels in ground for Sorell’s new service centre and new one-stop-shop pilot

Minister for Government Services the Hon. Bill Shorten MP today turned the first sod for the new Services Australia Sorell Service Centre in Tasmania.

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.