Media Releases

Morrison Government strategy to boost NDIS workforce

The Morrison Government has released a comprehensive strategy to create thousands of new jobs and help businesses plan for the future with new data unveiled on projected areas of demand in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) market.

Morrison Government takes action to get younger people out of aged care homes

The Morrison Government has unveiled a national action plan to reduce the number of younger people living in aged care facilities. Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson said it is unacceptable that nearly 6,000 young Australians, almost 200 under the age of 45, are living in residential age care facilities.

Morrison Government commits over $165 million to extend support to people transitioning to the NDIS

The Liberal National Government is investing over $165 million to extend funding to providers to support the transition of people in Commonwealth funded programs to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for up to 12 months to 30 June 2020.

Morrison Government continues funding to support people with mental illness to transition to the NDIS

The Liberal National Government is ensuring there are no gaps in supports for clients of Commonwealth community mental health programs as we roll out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Investing in Bringing Australians Together

The Morrison Government has announced a $71 million package investing in programs that embrace Australia’s multicultural diversity to help all communities be part of Australia’s economic and social development.

Morrison Government reforms boost long-term employment opportunities for people with disability

New data shows that Morrison Government reforms to the Disability Employment Services (DES) program have produced a 27 per cent increase in the number of people with disability entering the workforce.

$17.6M TO SUPPORT A HIGH QUALITY NDIS MARKET

The Liberal National Government has today announced a $17.6 million grants program to support businesses and individuals to meet their regulatory requirements under the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguarding Framework.

$6.5 million to improve advocacy for NDIS participants

The Liberal National Government today announced $6.5 million to boost funding for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Appeals providers and to continue the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) Decision Support Pilot.

Morrison Government invites Australians to shape the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher announced that from April, the Australian community can take part in national consultations to shape the future of Australia’s disability policy for 2020 and beyond.

Government funds early intervention blueprint for children with disability or developmental delay

The Liberal National Government has commissioned peak organisation Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) to deliver the first national early intervention blueprint for young children with disability or developmental delay.

Members of the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation Reference Group announced

Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, have today announced the members of the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Reference Group.

Public consultation for Royal Commission Terms of Reference starts today

The Liberal National Government will today commence a consultation process with people with disability and their families concerning draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

$1.8 million for Maranguka Justice Reinvestment project in Bourke

The Commonwealth and New South Wales governments today announced $1.8 million in funding to support the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment project in Bourke. The investment will see the Liberal-National Federal Government fund $1.5 million and the New South Wales Liberal Government fund $300,000 in the first year.

Doors open to new National Disability Insurance Agency national office in Geelong

Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, have officially opened the new National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) national office in Geelong today. The state-of-the-art accessible building, located at the site of the heritage listed Carlton Hotel in Malop Street, will house approximately 600 NDIA staff, centralising the Agency’s national operations.

Record funding to reduce domestic violence

Combating violence against women and their children remains one of the Morrison Government’s top priorities, as part of its plan to keep Australians safe.

4.5 million Australians to receive welfare payment boost

The Morrison Government has delivered another increase to 4.5 million pension and allowance recipients from 20 March.

Liberal National Government invests $52.1 million in child sex abuse survivor support network

The Liberal National Government has boosted support services for Australians engaging with the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse by $52.1 million.

Liberal National Government provides $2.13 million to help Cape York Indigenous break welfare cycle

A new mobile and desktop app will be at the centre of an innovative trial that aims to connect Indigenous Australians with education, employment and financial support services while providing incentives to meet personal goals.

New $1.5 m upcycling project to create job opportunities for unemployed migrants and refugees in Cairns

Unemployed migrants and refugees in Cairns will have the opportunity to create unique products and gain an income through an ‘upcycling’ social enterprise project aimed at reducing welfare dependency.

Simpler process to improve NDIS Assistive Technology

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants will find it easier to replace their Assistive Technology (AT) to enable them to continue to pursue their goals following the introduction of simpler processes.