Media Releases

Delivering the NDIS: Implementation of reforms for a simpler, faster, fairer and more flexible NDIS

The Morrison Government is on track to deliver significant improvements to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that make it simpler, faster, fairer and more flexible for participants, and their families and carers.

Update on NDIS coronavirus supports in South Australia

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, has confirmed NDIS participants in South Australia have access to a range of temporary measures to ensure they can receive their disability-related supports, in line with public health advice.

Increased protections for NDIS participants

From today, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission will have greater power to ban unsuitable providers and workers from working with NDIS participants, regardless of whether they are active in the sector or not.

Morrison Government delivering on NDIS promise

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today released the latest NDIS Quarterly Report (Q1 2020-21) which shows the NDIA is on track to deliver against the Participant Service Guarantee announced in August.

Changes to the NDIS Independent Advisory Council

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced the appointment of Dr Leighton Jay to the Independent Advisory Council (Council) to the NDIS.

Interim Report released by Disability Royal Commission

The Morrison Government today welcomed the release of the interim report from the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

Delivering the NDIS: Improving Access For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

The Morrison Government is providing $5.9 million over the next two years to the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) to strengthen National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

More than $75 million in grants to support economic and community participation for Australians with disability

More than $75 million in grants is available to organisations and employers who create opportunities for people with disability to contribute to community prosperity and participate in community life as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program.

Delivering the NDIS: New data to stimulate specialist housing market

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, says the release of new data on Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) will further stimulate the market and ensure better long-term options for Australians needing specialised housing solutions.

Delivering essential services and support through unprecedented times

The Morrison Government remains committed to achieving the best outcomes for all Australians and businesses by delivering essential services and support to those in need as part of our Economic Recovery Plan for Australia.

Update on the NDIS and coronavirus temporary measures

Temporary measures introduced earlier this year to ensure National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants continue to access their essential disability supports during the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended.

New funding and support strategy for younger people living in aged care

The Morrison Government today announced new funding and a strategy for reducing the number of younger people living in residential aged care.

Queensland transition to the NDIS completed

Queensland’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be officially completed on 1 October 2020, when NDIS Full Scheme arrangements take effect.

Independent review into the circumstances relating to the death of Ms Ann-Marie Smith

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner, Mr Graeme Head AO, has today released the report from the independent review commissioned by the Commissioner in response to the tragic death of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant, Ms Ann-Marie Smith, in South Australia. The ‘Robertson Review’ was conducted by former Federal Court Judge, the Hon Alan Robertson SC.

Delivering the NDIS: $64.9 million boost to build capacity of people with disability

The Australian Government is investing $64.9 million in grants to 138 organisations in the disability sector to build the capacity of Australians with disability to participate in and contribute to the community.

Landmark reforms to deliver on the promise of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert today announced the most substantial package of reforms to the NDIS since its establishment.

NDIS update for Queensland

The Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, has today announced temporary changes in response to the Queensland Government’s new Disability Accommodation Services Direction.

NDIS update: Vic and NSW Providers to directly claim costs of PPE

The Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, has announced temporary changes to allow NDIS providers in Victoria and NSW to directly claim the costs of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the NDIA.

Changes to National Disability Insurance Agency Board

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced that Mr John Walsh AM has decided to resign from the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), effective 31 August 2020.

NDIS update for Victoria

Additional temporary measures have been announced for NDIS participants and providers in Victoria to ensure continuity of services in a COVIDSafe setting.