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Media Releases

Hearing Australia Chair Appointment

Hearing Australia has a new Chair of the Board of Directors following the appointment of Ms Elizabeth Crouch AM.

$100 million to uphold the rights of people with disability

The Morrison Government will invest $100 million over three years to ensure people with disability continue to have access to advocacy and legal support.

Morrison Government improving home and living supports for NDIS participants including to SIL

The Morrison Government and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has today announced new and significant changes to NDIS home and living supports, to improve the experience for participants.

Parliament passes important NDIS legislation to improve participant experience

The Morrison Government has today delivered the most significant improvements to participant experience since the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was established in 2013.

Morrison Government delivering record NDIS investment and guaranteeing essential government services

As part of our plan for a stronger future, the Morrison Government continues to deliver the essential services Australians rely on by fully funding the National Disability Insurance Scheme as a demand driven scheme, with record investment of $157.8 billion over four years.

NDIA Board Chair appointment

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC today announced the appointment of Dr Denis Napthine AO as Chair of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Board.

Historic collaboration to address inappropriate use of psychotropic medicines

The Morrison Government has today welcomed the first ever formal joint statement on the inappropriate use of psychotropic medicines by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC), the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC).

Morrison Government seeking future NDIS Partners in the Community

The Morrison Government is seeking suitable community based organisations to help deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Partners in the Community (PITC) Program.

Australian women and girls with disability break the bias every single day

This International Women’s Day (IWD), we celebrate the contributions that women with disability make to our nation and we recommit ourselves to advancing gender equality and fostering inclusion for all Australian women.

Morrison Government providing quicker and easier access to assistive technology for NDIS participants

The Morrison Government is improving the participant experience for people on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with easier access to assistive technology.

NDIS Quarterly Report: NDIS now supporting more than half a million Australians

The National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) latest Quarterly Report has marked a major milestone under the Morrison Government, with the world-first insurance scheme now transforming the lives of more than 500,000 Australians living with significant and permanent disability.

Rapid antigen test distribution to high-risk residential disability care settings

The Australian Government has commenced distributing 1.2 million rapid antigen tests to high-risk residential disability care settings, with five million test kits to be delivered by June this year.

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).