Media Releases

Services Australia CEO Rebecca Skinner retires

I have been informed that Rebecca Skinner PSM, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Services Australia, will resign from the Australian Public Service (APS) effective Friday 29 September 2023.

Own Motion Inquiry into Platform Providers places NDIS participant voices front and centre

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has today released the Insights Report: Own Motion Inquiry into Platform Providers Operating in the NDIS market.

Adelaide men accused of NDIS fraud

Two men accused of defrauding National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants have been banned from delivering NDIS services and are now facing even more serious court penalties, NDIS Minister, the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, said today.

New grant opportunities to boost community participation of people with disability

The Albanese Government is continuing to help boost the social, economic and community participation of people with disability with the announcement today of $140 million in new grant opportunities under the Independent Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program.

Re-appointment of Managing Director of Hearing Australia

The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Minister for Government Services, announced today that Mr Kim Terrell has been reappointed as the Managing Director of Hearing Australia.

New resources to strengthen inclusion in early childhood education and care

The Albanese Labor Government is focused on building the capability of families and carers of children with disability or developmental concerns in early childhood and education and care settings through new resources aimed at boosting inclusivity and building staff and educator capacity.

Closing the hearing health gap for First Nations children

The Albanese Government is improving the hearing health of First Nations children through the delivery of the Hearing Assessment Program – Early Ears (HAPEE), established in 2019 to reduce ear disease and prevent hearing loss in young First Nations chi

Statement on historic income apportionment

The Federal Government welcomes the release of the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s statement into the historic practice of income apportionment used by Services Australia.

Delivering a new accessible facility for people with disability in the ACT

The Albanese Labor Government is working with the ACT Government to deliver on its commitment for more specialised disability toilet facilities in the ACT.

Connecting NDIS participants and providers through new grants

The Albanese Government will invest $4.4 million in grants to support the development of resources to deliver better outcomes for participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

A decade of transformation for people with disability

On this day ten years ago, 1 July, four trial sites across Australia opened their doors and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started to deliver its work.

Independent NDIS Review releases What we have heard report for further public consultation

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Review has reached a milestone today, releasing a report on what they have heard so far.

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.