Media Releases

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.

Government welcomes independent review report

The Government welcomes the findings of the Independent Review of Services Australia and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Procurement and Contracting which examined the procurement processes leading to the award of contracts to Synergy 360 and other entities (the Independent Review).

A Life Changing Life in the Care and Support Sector

One of Australia’s fastest-growing sectors will be spotlighted in a national campaign to encourage people to consider a career in care and support work.

Federal Disaster Payments Activated For North Queensland Floods

The Albanese Government has now activated federal disaster assistance payments to flood-affected Queenslanders experiencing ongoing extreme monsoon activity and rainfall.

Tasmanians Owed $4M In Unclaimed Medicare Benefits

Tasmanians are being urged to check their eligibility to claim close to $4 million of unpaid Medicare benefits.

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.