Media Releases

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.

Meeting of the Interim Services Australia Independent Advisory Board

At their second full day meeting, members engaged in a constructive review of work being undertaken to deliver on the myGov user audit’s recommendations.

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.

$12 million in Medicare benefits hits bank accounts

Minister for Government Services the Hon. Bill Shorten MP today announced 55,000 people have shared in more than $12 million in Medicare payments.

Cracking down on unfair NDIS participant pricing

The Australian Government is putting an end to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) “wedding tax” that has seen people with disability being forced to pay exorbitantly jacked up prices for essential services, supports and equipment.

Community Partnerships continue to grow

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced a specialist community partnership between Services Australia and non-government organisations (NGOs) is set to be expanded to help more people with significant barriers to access essential government services.

Services Australia responds to impacts of Cyclone Jasper

Services Australia has today closed some Centrelink and Medicare offices in North Queensland as a direct result of the looming impacts of Cyclone Jasper.

New Services Australia CEO Appointed

Today, the Albanese Labor Government has announced the appointment of senior, distinguished public servant David Hazlehurst as Services Australia’s newest CEO.

Landmark independent NDIS Review report released

Today the final report of the Independent NDIS Review (the Review) has been released today at 9am.

Recognising International Day of People with Disability

Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations Day that promotes community awareness and understanding of people with disability.