Media Releases

New data shows how a simpler, faster, fairer and more flexible NDIS will benefit all of South Australia

Despite a year full of unprecedented challenges the NDIS continued to support more Australians with significant and permanent disability in South Australia. The NDIS is now supporting over 38,000 participants, or children receiving early childhood early intervention supports, in South Australia—an increase of more than 7,300 South Australians in 2020 alone.

Delivering the NDIS: maturing scheme continues to deliver during COVID-19

New data has revealed how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) continued to support more Australians during 2020—a year full of unprecedented challenges from the devastating bushfires in January through to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National standard for NDIS worker screening starts today

From today, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Screening Check will start to replace the different screening arrangements operating in each state and territory, setting a single national standard for all NDIS workers.

Students and apprentices urged to claim for 2021

Following a difficult 2020 aspiring students and apprentices are encouraged to make the most of the Morrison Government’s supports in 2021 and claim for Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY or Austudy now.

Taskforce Integrity stamps out welfare system abuse

More than $13 million in welfare payments have been recovered and about 650 matters referred for criminal prosecution under a joint Services Australia and Australian Federal Police (AFP) Taskforce that detects and disrupts criminal activity within the welfare system.

NDIS hotspot coronavirus temporary measures

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

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment available to Canberra workers

Canberrans who can’t earn an income because they’ve been asked to self-isolate or quarantine may now be eligible for the $1500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.

New disability strategy to increase Australian Public Service employment opportunities

Marking International Day of People with Disability, the Morrison Government has today released a new Australian Public Service (APS) employment strategy to make employing people with disability a mainstream part of the APS culture.

Perth chosen to pioneer new era for delivery of government services

Minister for Government Services, Stuart Robert, today announced a new era of government service delivery will be trialled in Perth.

Strong protections for NDIS participants are now in place across Australia

A nationally consistent National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) quality and safeguards system is now in place across Australia, delivering strong and consistent protections for every participant in the NDIS.

Disability Royal Commission Public Hearing COVID-19 Report

The Australian Government welcomes the COVID-19 report of the Disability Royal Commission.

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.