Media Releases

Services Australia and NDIA celebrate 100 co-located sites across Australia

The Australian Government’s commitment to making government services easy to access has seen Services Australia and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) join forces in more than 100 locations across the country.

New Changing Places to improve accessibility for South Australians with disability

The Albanese Labor Government and South Australian Government are working together to deliver two new Changing Places in South Australia to help people with disability to participate fully in their communities.

MyGov app hits two million downloads new service centre on wheels hits the road

Old meets new today for Services Australia, as the new MyGov app officially hits two million downloads and the newest Mobile Service Centre (MSC), Kangaroo Paw II begins operating.

Delivering on more accessible changing places for Victoria

The Albanese Labor Government is working with the Victorian Government to deliver new changing places across the state, ensuring all Australians can better enjoy and participate in their communities.

New Hearing Australia Board appointments

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Minister for Government Services, the Hon Bill Shorten, has announced the appointment of three new members of the Hearing Australia Board and the reappointment of an existing Board member.

First Nations Reflections for National Reconciliation Week

The Australian Government has launched a new website to highlight the advocacy by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 50 years for equal access to government services.

Review to protect front line staff

I am shocked, angered and saddened by yesterday’s serious incident involving the assault of a staff member at Services Australia’s Airport West Service Centre in Melbourne

Damning report into boarding houses for NDIS participants

The Albanese Government’s second Budget delivers significant investments in myGov and provides greater support to Australians during natural disasters.

Extension of the Robodebt Royal Commission

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), has amended the Letters Patent to extend the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme.

Strengthening myGov and emergency response capability

The Albanese Government’s second Budget delivers significant investments in myGov and provides greater support to Australians during natural disasters.

Getting the NDIS back on track

The Albanese Labor Government is getting the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) back on track by improving outcomes for participants and ensuring the sustainability of the Scheme for future generations.

NDIS participants to have greater say through supported decision making

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants will have greater support to make their own decisions about their NDIS journey, with the release of the new Supported Decision Making Policy.

National Cabinet commits to a sustainable NDIS

National Cabinet has committed to efforts to reboot the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Albanese Government invests in fighting fraud against NDIS

The Albanese Labor Government will invest a further $48.3 million to fight fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Pilot program to trial support for infants showing early behavioural signs of autism

The Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) will deliver a pilot program that will examine whether pre-emptive intervention for children showing early behavioural signs of autism, may reduce the level of support required later in life, the Australian Government announced today.

Use of debt collectors for social welfare abolished

The Albanese Government will ensure Robodebt never happens again. The cessation of outsourcing social security welfare payment debts to external collection agents (ECAs) is one step being taken today. All debt recovery will now be done in house through Services Australia.

NDIA to strengthen participant safety

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is improving participant safety, through the release of a new NDIA Participant Safeguarding Policy.

Series of firsts in new NDIA Board appointments

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill Shorten today announced the appointment of two new members of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Board, including a First Nations appointee.

Medicare card now available in the myGov app

People can now add a digital version of their Medicare card to the myGov app for secure and convenient access on the go.

Jobs secured for hundreds of workers with disability after successful takeover of Activ Foundation worksites

The employment future of hundreds of people with disability in Western Australia has been secured today with Activ Foundation to transition their large-scale worksites to Workpower Inc.