Media Releases

Morrison Government supporting Australia’s young carers

The Morrison Government is providing over $13 million to Carers Australia to continue their important advocacy work and deliver essential services to Australia’s 2.7 million carers.

New NDIS arrangements in remote Western Australia helping Australians access disability supports

New arrangements between the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS’s) in remote areas of Western Australia will help improve people’s access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Government tackles NDIS market with sector engagement

The Morrison Government today encouraged the disability sector, people with disability, and their families and carers to share their insights on ways to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) market.

NDIS invests $15.5m in Disabled Peoples Organisations and Families Organisations across Australia

The Morrison Government today announced the 127 disability organisations to benefit from $15.5 million in Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

$51 million in grants to improve disability information

The Morrison Government today launched the $51 million National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) National Information Program grants to help people with disability live more accessible and connected lives.

NDIA introduces longer-term NDIS plans

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants wanting longer-term plans will benefit from recent improvements. The Liberal National Government is committed to ensuring participants feel confident and assured they are receiving the NDIS supports they need.

Storytellers with disability awarded ABC scholarship

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, has today announced the two winners of the ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship. As part of the celebrations for International Day of People with Disability and through the Employ their Ability campaign, the Australian Government has matched ABC’s commitment to the Regional Storyteller Scholarship, providing $60,000 in funding over two years to support the scholarship.

NDIS price increases for a sustainable and vibrant disability services market

The Morrison Government has today announced an increase to price limits for therapy, attendant care and community participation under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), effective 1 July 2019. These price increases will inject more than $850 million into the NDIS market in 2019-20 so that NDIS participants can access the quality and innovative services and supports that meet their individual needs.

Morrison Government boosts funding for Playgroup Australia to support children with disability

The Morrison Government today announced over $1.3 million in funding for Playgroup Australia to continue delivering its PlayConnect Playgroups and Better Start Community Events programs.

Increased access to Specialist Disability Accommodation for NDIS participants

Changes to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rules are set to improve people’s access to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under the $22 billion scheme.

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.

World Down Syndrome Day

On 21 March, people all around the world celebrate the lives and achievements of people with Down syndrome, advocating for their rights, inclusion and wellbeing.

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 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.