Media Releases

Delivering the NDIS: Annual price review leads to simpler, more flexible scheme

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, said the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is making improvements to NDIS pricing that better meets the needs of NDIS participants, their families, carers and providers across the NDIS market while maintaining the financial sustainability of the Scheme.

Independent review into matters related to the death of Ann Marie Smith

The death of NDIS participant, Ann Marie Smith, in South Australia is absolutely shocking and the circumstances that led to her death must never be allowed to happen again. As is appropriate, the circumstances of Ms Smith’s death are being investigated by the independent bodies established to do just that. These independent bodies include the South Australia Police, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) and the South Australian Coroner.

Morrison Government continues rollout of the NDIS in face of Coronavirus

The Morrison Government has continued to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), despite the emergence of the coronavirus, with new data released today showing around 27,500 people with disability joining the NDIS in the first quarter of 2020.

Further initiatives to support NDIS participants and providers during the coronavirus pandemic

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced further initiatives to support NDIS participants and disability providers during the Coronavirus pandemic.

$400 million for frontline NDIS services in NSW

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced $400 million in grants to deliver frontline Local Area Coordination Services for the NDIS in New South Wales.

Boosting health and disability worker numbers during the coronavirus

The Government is making further changes to student visa work conditions to help boost frontline health efforts to tackle coronavirus.

Protecting the lives of Australians with disability during Coronavirus

The Australian Government has taken urgent action to protect the lives of Australians with disability as we continue to confront the coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting Australians most at risk in the wake of coronavirus

The Morrison Government has committed more than $154 million in additional support for Australians living with disability, experiencing domestic and family violence and families doing it tough amid the coronavirus outbreak.

NDIS participants to receive priority home delivery from leading supermarkets

A new service to be launched tomorrow will see NDIS participants receive priority home delivery during the coronavirus pandemic from some of the country’s biggest supermarkets.

Immediate response plan to focus on people with disability during Coronavirus

Minister for Health Greg Hunt, Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston, and Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert have announced the establishment of an advisory group to guide development and implementation of a response plan focusing on the unique health needs of people with disability during the coronavirus pandemic.

New measures to support NDIS participants and providers through COVID-19

Following discussions of the COAG Disability Reform Council, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced new measures to ensure essential support is in place for NDIS participants, workers and providers through the COVID-19 outbreak.

Meeting of the COAG Disability Reform Council

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (the Council) met by telepresence today. The meeting discussed a national response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, particularly its potential impact on people with disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Economic Stimulus Scammers Will Be Caught

Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert today put fraudsters on notice reminding them Services Australia is keeping a watchful eye for any scams or fraudulent activity purporting to be part of the economic stimulus package.

Delivering the NDIS: new $85 million grant round opens to help Australians with disability

Australians living with a disability will benefit from new funding after the opening of a grant round which will offer up to $85 million to organisations across the country.

Delivering the NDIS: Views Sought on NDIS Workforce Plan

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Stuart Robert today encouraged organisations across the disability sector to contribute to the development of a national plan to build a capable and sustainable workforce needed to support NDIS participants.

Delivering the NDIS: Digital innovators to inform improvement of NDIS participant experience

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, has today released a discussion paper to inform development of a Digital Partnership Program (DPP) to make it easier for participants to connect and interact with providers.

Delivering the NDIS: $67.8m boost for people living with disability to better connect with community

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced grants worth a total of $67.8 million to support people with a disability to better connect with their community, gain employment and access health services.

Delivering the NDIS plan: New data demonstrates significant drop in NDIS wait times for families

New data released today demonstrates backlogs for children with disability in accessing Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been slashed over the last six months.

Delivering the NDIS plan: Flexibility in transport funding for NDIS participants

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced more flexibility and increased choice for participants accessing transport funding in their plans.

Delivering the NDIS Plan: Report sets foundations for NDIS participant service guarantee

The findings of the independent review into the legislation underpinning the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have been released today.