Media Releases

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.

Flinders University toolkit empowers people with disability in their decision-making about Behaviour Support Plans

Flinders University has launched its supported decision-making toolkit and practical resources website for people with disability and the people who support them.

Cutting NDIS appeals cases

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants are seeing faster decision-making through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), thanks to targeted alternate dispute resolution initiatives.

Hearing Australia launch new partnership with Salvation Army

Minister for the NDIS and Government Services Bill Shorten MP has today launched a new partnership between the Commonwealth, Hearing Australia and the Salvation Army.

Centrelink and Medicare services coming soon to Butler

Services Australia has reached agreement to open a new Service Centre on Butler Boulevard in early 2024, providing Butler residents with easier access to government services.

Stronger protections for frontline staff

In May this year, our Government announced an urgent review into staff safety at Services Australia in response to a serious physical attack on a staff member at Services Australia’s Airport West Service Centre in Melbourne.

Additional support for Community Sector Organisations

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to a strong community sector and will today begin the process of rolling out the first increased indexation and supplementation payments to more than 700 Community Sector Organisations.

Findings of the Disability Royal Commission

The Albanese Labor Government welcomes the final report of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

Partnerships in Alice Springs to support the community

Services Australia is playing a crucial role in supporting people in Central Australia to improve their wellbeing, by boosting government services through local community organisations.

Boosting support for Australians with autism

The Albanese Labor Government is supporting Australians with autism by investing in their future with an extension of funding for Autism CRC totalling $4 million in 2023-24.

Disability Sector Rallies Support for Voice to Parliament

In an Australian first, the disability sector have come together with First Nations people to launch an Easy Read interpretation of the Uluru Statement of the Heart.