Media Releases

NDIS participants can use plan funds to claim for rapid antigen tests

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC has today confirmed that eligible NDIS participants can purchase rapid antigen tests with funding from their NDIS plan, to ensure safe access to their supports in current COVID-19 outbreaks.

$35 million investment to reduce the number of younger people in residential aged care

The Morrison Government is investing an additional $35 million to continue delivering on its commitment to reduce the number of younger people entering, and living in, residential aged care.

Change to Hearing Australia Board

Today Minister for Government Services Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC announced that Dr Peta Seaton AM will step down from the role of Chair of the Board of Directors of Hearing Australia, effective 1 January 2022.

Changes to the NDIA Advisory Council

Minister for the NDIS Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC today announced a number of changes to the Independent Advisory Council (IAC) to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), effective 1 January 2022.

Changes to the NDIA Board

Minister for the NDIS Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC today announced a number of appointments and reappointments to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Board.

Continued support for NDIS participant vaccination and boosters

Support for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants to access the COVID-19 vaccination and boosters will continue into 2022, Minister for the NDIS Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC announced today.

‘my NDIS’ mobile app launched

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has launched the my NDIS app – a new mobile phone application for self-managing National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.

New survey results show how the NDIS is improving the lives of Australians

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released the latest survey results measuring how the lives of participants, families and carers have changed from when they first joined the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

NDIS provider charged over alleged fraud

Last week the Australian Federal Police (AFP) executed search warrants across three premises on the Sunshine Coast, following an investigation by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) fraud team – with support from Services Australia, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and the Queensland Police Service.

Appointment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality & Safeguards Commissioner

Minister for the NDIS Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC today welcomed the appointment of Ms Tracy Mackey as the new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner.

Life changing opportunities for multicultural Australians in the care and support sector

Multicultural Australians are being encouraged to consider a career in care and support, including disability, aged care and veterans’ support.

Alignment of regulations across care and support sectors

Work to align regulation across the aged care, disability and veterans’ care sectors will significantly improve quality and safety for participants and consumers.

$1.27M to improve disability support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

A group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations across Australia are receiving a total of $1.27 million in grants to improve the delivery of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support services.

More than $10 million in provider non-compliance redirected back to NDIS participants plans

More than $10 million of incorrect or non-compliant payments from National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) providers has been identified since July.

Increased COVID-19 support for NDIS workers in South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania

Eligible NDIS providers in Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania will be able to claim a one-off payment from the NDIA for support workers to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

Legislation improving the NDIS for participants

This week the Morrison Government introduced legislation to improve the experiences of participants, their families and carers of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Legislation to better protect NDIS participants from risk of harm passes Parliament

Today the Morrison Government passed legislation to better protect National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants from the risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Increased COVID support for NDIS workers in the ACT and WA

Eligible NDIS providers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Western Australia (WA) will join those in New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Victoria in being able to claim a one-off payment from the NDIA for support workers to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

Increased COVID support for NDIS workers in NSW and NT

Eligible NDIS providers in New South Wales and the Northern Territory will join those in Victoria in being able to claim a one-off payment from the NDIA for support workers to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination rates among NDIS participants continues to increase nationally

Almost 75 per cent of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants in shared residential accommodation are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with numbers for participants and support workers rising quickly since June.