Media Releases

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.

New appointment to NDIS Independent Advisory Council

The Government has today announced the appointment and reappointment of members of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Independent Advisory Council (IAC).

Claim your share in over $230 million in Medicare benefits

The Albanese Government wants to reunite Aussies with $234 million in unclaimed Medicare benefits. All you need to do is check your bank account details are up to date on the myGov website or in the app before the holidays.

Fraud Fusion Taskforce investigates $1 billion in NDIS payments in first year

The Australian Government’s commitment to stopping fraud is helping to protect the funding that supports Australians living with disability and saving the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) millions of dollars, NDIS Minister Bill Shorten MP said today.

Hearing Australia Figtree 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 Figtree centre in New South Wales.

Government response to Robodebt Royal Commission

The Albanese Government has today tabled the response to the Robodebt Royal Commission.

New myGov Advisory Group as crackdown on scams begins

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced a new Advisory Group that will use expert insights to ensure future myGov improvements put the customer first.

3,000 Staffing Boost for Services Australia

The Albanese Labor Government is putting people back at the centre of government services, with thousands of new jobs created to improve Centrelink and Medicare services.