Media Releases

Applications open for share in $8.8 million NDIS Transition Assistance Funding

The Morrison Government is helping businesses get National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)-ready with $8.8 million available through the second round of NDIS Transition Assistance Funding. There are 440 grants, worth up to $20,000 each, available in this latest round.

Government awards $65m in NDIS information grants to help connect and build up disability community

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, has today announced more than $65 million to assist Australians with disability, their families and carers to more easily access high-quality and up to date information about living with disability. The grants awarded under the NDIS’ Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Information Program, will increase the accessibility, quality and consistency of information via national platforms over the next three years.

Federal-State cooperation continues NDIS build with improvements in transport, mental health and justice

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (DRC) met today for its second meeting for 2019 in Sydney, New South Wales. DRC maintained momentum in resolving long-standing issues regarding the interface between the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and mainstream service systems.

$62 million in grants available for Australians with disability to live more connected lives

The Morrison Government has announced applications are now open to share in $62 million worth of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants. Two ILC grants rounds are now open: Mainstream Capacity Building program ($32m available) and Economic and Community Participation program ($30m available).

More than 30,000 South Australians benefit from NDIS

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, has announced that more than 30,000 South Australians have now benefitted from life-changing support through the Scheme. Minister Robert, who was in Adelaide today as part of ongoing regular roundtable discussions with local participants, said the milestone is significant with nearly half of all participants in the state receiving supports for the first time.

Consultations Open on NDIS Participant Service Guarantee

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, has opened a public consultation into the NDIS Participant Service Guarantee seeking feedback on how NDIS processes can be improved.

Minister opens NDIS Commission Office in Victoria

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today officially opened the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) Victorian office, alongside Federal Member for Chisholm, Ms Gladys Liu.

$100 million in community grants to empower people with disability

The Morrison Government has announced $100 million in funding for programs aimed at empowering people with disability across Australia to be independent and engage fully in social, economic and community life.

Housing options for people with disability are increasing under the NDIS

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, today announced the Morrison Government is making it easier for eligible National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants to access high quality housing following a range of reforms to build confidence in the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) market.

$5.6 million in funding awarded to expand the NDIS provider market

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, today announced $5.6 million to help businesses transition to NDIS through the Transition Assistance Funding initiative. 280 organisations will receive grants of up to $20,000 each to access business services and support.

NDIS review to cut red tape and wait times

David Tune AO PSM has been appointed to conduct a review of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) legislation and rules, which in turn will inform the development of the Morrison Government’s promised NDIS Participant Service Guarantee.

Morrison Government announces funding to help deliver NDIS workforce

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, announced the first group of projects to receive funding to encourage NDIS market and workforce growth, with 16 successful projects to share $10 million in grants from the Jobs and Market Fund (JMF).

$19.6m to help Australians with disability realise their employment goals

The Government is investing $19.6 million through the NDIS to fund innovative projects that will provide greater opportunity for people with disability to participate in work. 64 organisations will receive funding as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program and the grant round will also support the NDIS Participant Employment Taskforce.

Minister delivers first round of NDIS data as part of new transparency agenda

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, has released data collected directly from participants, their families and carers and providers. The outcomes data is one of the largest surveys to ever be conducted in the Australian disability sector.

Future of the NDIS secured for Queenslanders

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, said The Commonwealth and Queensland governments have reached enduring arrangements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland.

More than 300,000 Australians, 7,000 Tasmanians, receiving life-changing supports through the NDIS

More than 300,000 Australians are now receiving support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with the major milestone announced today.

$5.7m investment builds NDIS provider capacity

Ten organisations will receive a share of $5.7 million to help NDIS providers meet regulatory requirements.

Children to get faster access to NDIS supports

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced a plan to resolve delays and backlogs for children with disability in accessing Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) supports through the NDIS

Western Australian NDIS service providers and participants to benefit from increased price limits

The Commonwealth Government has announced an increase to price limits for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services that will particularly benefit outer regional areas of Western Australia.

Increased price limits for NDIS service providers

The Commonwealth Government has announced an increase to price limits for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services.