The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Latest Media Releases

Protecting the NDIS: Taking action to further tackle scheme growth

The Australian Government is taking action against some unscrupulous providers who are exploiting the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by encouraging thousands of participants to spend their NDIS funding too quickly and on non-disability supports.

New multi-million dollar technology protecting the NDIS

The Albanese Government is further protecting National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants by investing $160 million in a technology system.

Centrepay reform targeting exploitation

The Albanese Government has renewed its commitment to Centrepay reform, today announcing a range of short- and long-term priorities to improve the program.

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Latest Editorials

NDIS shonks put on notice

Anyone who has tried to organise a wedding will know the following story. Venues jack up the prices when they know it is somebody's big day. Everything from the room hire and caterer to the florist and the photographer charge a premium. It's known as a “wedding tax”.

There’s no excuse for abuse

We recognise there is a lot of grief and sadness in the community right now in the wake of recent high-profile, violent incidents.

We remember the history-changing heroines this Anzac Day

Anzac Day is Australia's most solemn moment each year. This week we will again remember those who served with courage and purpose, and honour those who paid the ultimate price for defending our nation.

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Latest Speeches

Second Reading Speech - Criminal Code amendment

Minister Shorten delivered a speech regarding the Second Reading of The Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Commonwealth Frontline Workers) Bill 2024.

Launch of Police Home Carer Services

Minister Shorten delivers a speech to launch the police home care service

Les Twentyman memorial

Minister Shorten delivered a speech at the memorial for Les Twentyman.

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Shorten doorstop interview at an NDIS Community Catch Up event in Brisbane

Minister Shorten doorstop interview to discuss NDIS IT reforms, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, NDIS Senate inquiry, and China’s actions in Taiwan Strait.

Minister Shorten interview on the Today Show with Sarah Abo.

Minister Shorten discusses the Coalition’s nuclear power policy, Labor’s Future Made In Australia clean energy plan, and New Caledonia repatriations on the Today Show with Sarah Abo.

Minister Shorten Interview on ABC Radio Brisbane with Steve Austin

Minister Shorten discusses NDIS legislation with Steve Austin.

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