Media Releases

WA Senator addresses UN Committee

WA Senator Linda Reynolds has addressed the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, highlighting the risks of unwittingly encouraging child slavery and trafficking through volunteering in for profit orphanages and foreign funding.

Participants voice is central to building a better Scheme

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants will have greater opportunities to have their say in building a better scheme, through the new Participant Engagement Panel (PEP).

Additional vaccination support available for NDIS participants

The expansion of the national vaccination rollout, as well as tailored support measures, are providing more options for people with disability.

NDIS participants in lockdown areas to gain greater flexibility for meal preparation and shopping supports

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has introduced a temporary measure to further support participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, with those in lockdown areas no longer needing to use their support funding to pay someone to cook and shop for them.

Consultation opens on National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) legislation reforms

Public feedback is now invited on draft legislation to deliver a better experience for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants

Additional vaccination support for eligible NDIS workers in NSW LGAs of concern

Eligible National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) providers, with workers who live or work within 12 Sydney local government areas, can now claim a payment to support their disability workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

More support for people with disability and COVID-19 vaccinations

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC today announced an expansion of financial payments available to providers supporting NDIS participants to attend COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

New Monthly Data Shows Continued NDIS Growth

New data shows that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) continues to grow, with the world-first reform now providing disability support to more than 472,000 Australians. The NDIA will now be releasing key data monthly to provide more regular updates on NDIS performance measures. This is in addition to the comprehensive Quarterly Reports.

Expanded Vaccine Access for NDIS Participants

All National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants aged 12-15 years will be able to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from this Wednesday, 25 August. All NDIS participants aged 16 years and over became eligible in June.

New supports for NDIS participants to find specialist housing

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC has announced two new Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) advancements for NDIS participants, following a successful roundtable with the SDA sector today.

Financial Support for NDIS Providers in Sydney

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) providers in Sydney COVID-19 hotspots will be supported by temporary financial assistance measures to ensure people with disability continue to receive the supports they need.

A Life Changing Life in the Care and Support Sector

Australians looking for a diverse and rewarding job will be encouraged to consider care and support work in a national campaign launching today.

13 August Disability Reform Ministers' Meeting

Today I was delighted to host my third Disability Reform Ministers’ Meeting. My sincerest thanks to my state and territory Ministerial colleagues for their ongoing engagement and commitment to reforms of the NDIS and improve participant experience and discuss emerging sustainability issues.

NDIS now supporting 466,000 Australians and their families

The latest National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) quarterly report shows the world first scheme is continuing to grow at a record rate. Minister for the NDIS Minister Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said today’s report shows we have much to celebrate as a nation. “It is an extraordinary achievement for the NDIS to now be supporting 466,000 Australians – with almost a quarter of a million people receiving support for the very first time,” Minister Reynolds said.

Extended crackdown on NDIS fraud

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is extending the NDIS Fraud Taskforce to crack down on dodgy providers and ensure participants get the supports they need.

More resources and support for Australians with Motor Neurone Disease

Australians with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) will have better access to essential information through a new website and national information line.

Covid-19 Disaster support payment boosted

Increased financial support for hundreds of thousands of workers in New South Wales will be available from next week as part of the Commonwealth Government’s expanded national COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

New research uncovers growing threat of technology-facilitated abuse

A survey funded by the Morrison Government has found the majority of surveyed support workers reported that a lot of the time women seeking support for family, domestic and sexual violence receive abusive messages, are harassed or are monitored and tracked using digital or online communication.

Extra $8.9m for NSW and VIC Emergency and Food Relief

The Morrison Government is providing an additional $8.9 million to Emergency Relief and Food Relief providers across NSW and Victoria.

Disability reform Ministers’ meeting on 9 July

I thank all my state and territory ministerial colleagues for their ongoing engagement and commitment to disability policy reform. I also thank the NDIA and its Independent Advisory Council for their work and advice in the lead up to today’s meeting.