Media Releases

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.

Recognising the Eight Anniversary of the NDIS

Today marks eight years of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Today we celebrate all eight years of this world-first insurance Scheme which has changed the lives of more than 450,000 Australians with disability across the country. The NDIS was born from a grassroots campaign, backed by thousands of Australians. Introducing a national approach to disability support, so that people could be more independent and participate fully in their communities.

Enhanced support for NDIS participants in New South Wales

The Morrison Government is committed to ensuring the safety of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants during the current COVID-19 outbreak in New South Wales (NSW).

NDIS COVID-19 vaccine rollout update

More than 42 per cent of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants in residential settings have now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

$10.1 million to reduce number of younger people in residential aged care

The Morrison Government continues to deliver on its commitment to reduce the number of younger people living in residential aged care.

Statement on Australian Foundation for Disability allegations

The allegations raised by the ABC about the Australian Foundation for Disability are very concerning. “On becoming aware of these allegations, I contacted the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Commissioner who confirmed that the Commission is looking into these matters,” Minister Reynolds said.

Launch of the NDIS National Workforce Plan

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Linda Reynolds today launched a national plan to build a more responsive and capable NDIS workforce that will support participants to meet their needs and achieve their goals.

COVID-19 vaccination eligibility extended to all NDIS participants and carers over 16

All National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants aged 16 years and over and carers aged 16 years and over of NDIS participants of any age are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Tuesday, 8 June.

More vaccination options for people with disability

The Morrison Government is establishing dedicated vaccination hubs in key locations to provide additional safe and accessible locations for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants in Phase 1 to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Improving support for NDIS participants at risk of harm

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, today introduced legislation that strengthens the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner’s powers to improve supports for NDIS participants

Personalised Budgets paper outlines proposal for NDIS plans to become more flexible

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC has today released a paper outlining how NDIS participants could be supported with the proposal of more flexible NDIS plans in the future.

Enhanced support for Victorians with disability

The Morrison Government is committed to ensuring the safety of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants during the current COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria.

Inaugural NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Graeme Head to step down at end of term

Mr Graeme Head, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner, will conclude his tenure at the end of his current statutory term, on 30 June 2021.

NDIS continues to deliver positive outcomes

Today’s release of the latest National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) quarterly report shows the strong participant outcomes from this world first Scheme.

Guaranteeing access to essential supports and services

The Morrison Government is continuing to guarantee vital supports and services for Australians by investing in the world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme, the care and support workforce and myGov, as part of our plan to secure Australia’s recovery.