Media Releases

One million people now using the myGov app

The new myGov app has hit its first major milestone, with more than one million Australians downloading and using the app in three months.

NDIS case numbers slashed

New figures reveal National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants are now getting faster, fairer access to the disability supports they need, Minister for the NDIS, the Hon. Bill Shorten MP said today.

OIder Australians keen to take up the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

More than 10,000 additional older Australians and veterans have had their cost of living pressures reduced after being granted a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card following eligibility changes last year.

Hearing Australia Marrickville centre officially opened

Today the Prime Minister, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, and the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services, officially opened the Hearing Australia centre in Marrickville, NSW.

New partnership between NDIA and First Peoples Disability Network

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is partnering with First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) to co-design a new NDIS First Nations Strategy and action plan that reflects the goals and aspirations of First Nations experiences and voices.

Partnership in Perth makes access easier

Perth’s first co-designed and purpose-built crisis intervention space for people experiencing homelessness has achieved yet another first.

Fraud Fusion Taskforce continues to deliver

The Fraud Fusion Taskforce, set up to tackle fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), has contributed to another two providers being suspended for falsifying NDIS claims.

Extension of 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.

Disability Ministers from around Australia set priorities for the year ahead

Disability Ministers came together in Canberra last Friday to set collective priorities for the year ahead, focused on improving the lives of people with disability.

AMA finds hundreds of millions of dollars getting NDIS participants home from hospital

Since being elected in May 2022, the Albanese Labor Government has saved the state health system hundreds of millions of dollars by reducing the number of days National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants stay in hospital when medically ready for discharge.

Enhanced Income Management to provide financial choice

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing to deliver on its commitment to reform Income Management through the introduction of the new SmartCard.

Taskforce targets alleged NDIS fraud

Three men will face court over fraud-related offences against the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), following the execution of search warrants early yesterday morning in Western Sydney.

Applications open for the 2023 Indigenous Apprenticeships Program

Applications are open for the 2023 Indigenous Apprenticeships Program. The 12 month program offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians a permanent, full-time, entry level job in government, all while completing a nationally recognised qualification.

MyGov to transform as Australia grows

A review into the myGov digital platform has found it is essential to the lives of Australians and is critical national infrastructure like our roads, hospitals and energy grid.

Government supports future young leaders with a new program delivered by Children and Young People with Disability

The Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth, today awarded funding of $797,587 to Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) to deliver a new disability youth leadership program.

Investigation sees two Victorian-based NDIS providers banned

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) has taken compliance action against two Victorian-based entities and five associated individuals.

NDIS improving lives of Australians with cerebral palsy

The latest insight into cerebral palsy participants on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) shows children, adults and their families were seeing a major boost to their independence, choices and social lives.

New report to help improve lives for people who live in group homes

The Australian Government is set to improve the lives of people with disability who live in supported accommodation also known as “group homes”.

Funding boost for co-design in the disability sector

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is strengthening engagement with the disability community, providing an additional $1.4 million to Disability Representative and Carers Organisations (DRCOs) to support co-design activities, a total of $2.8 million over the past 12 months.

Perth-based entities and individuals banned

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has taken compliance action against 6 Perth-based entities and two associated individuals.