Media Releases

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.

Morrison Government acts on Disability Royal Commission COVID-19 Report

The Morrison Government has acted quickly to address many of the issues raised in the Disability Royal Commission Public Hearing Report about experiences of people with disability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morrison Government moves to protect NDIS from organised crime

Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews and Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Linda Reynolds say the arrests of six people in relation to alleged fraud against the NDIS shows the Morrison Government’s commitment to protecting the Scheme.

$36 million to support disability employment and community participation

More than 160 organisations across Australia will share in $36 million to run projects to improve the employment prospects of people with disability and increase participation of people with disability in community activities.