Media Releases

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.

446 businesses awarded grants to help build the NDIS provider market across Australia

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced that 446 businesses will share in approximately $9 million to help transition to the NDIS. This includes up to $1.36 million to businesses in bushfire affected areas.

Next step to shape a new National Disability Strategy

The Morrison Government is leading formal discussions today with states and territories on developing a new National Disability Strategy at today’s Disability Reform Council meeting.

Over $12.5 million boost for WA-based disability organisations

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced over $12.5 million in funding for organisations in Western Australia to build the capacity of Australians with disability to participate in and contribute to the community.

Delivering the NDIS: Over $105 million to build capacity of people with disability

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced $105.9 million in funding for programs to build the capacity of Australians with disability to participate in and contribute to the community.

Board appointments position NDIS for success

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) from 1 January 2020, with nine reappointments and one new member.

Red tape slashed for small businesses looking to work with the NDIS

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, today announced changes to the NDIS Provider Registration Rules to streamline processes for many small businesses seeking to become NDIS providers.

Celebrating Australians with disability

On the International Day of People with Disability 2019, Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston and Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Stuart Robert acknowledged the amazing contribution Australians with disability make in communities across the country.

Delivering the NDIS plan: New medium-term accommodation option for NDIS participants

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced the NDIS will fund a new type of transitional housing support designed to support participants as they prepare to move into their permanent home.

Delivering the NDIS Plan: Pricing review announced

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced the commencement of the NDIS Annual Price Review for 2020-21.

Delivering the NDIS Plan: Longer plan duration and greater accessibility available now

The Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced practical changes to NDIS planning that will see participants have the option to request longer plan durations of up to three years and receive their plan in a range of accessible formats.

First ever NDIS Participant Employment Strategy launched

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, today announced the first ever NDIS Participant Employment Strategy–a nation-wide effort to empower NDIS participants with more choice and control through supporting them to succeed in employment opportunities.

New Design Standard puts NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation on solid foundations

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, today released the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard¬¬–landmark guidelines that will spur a new era of housing construction and enhancement for Australians with disability. The SDA Design Standard will guide architects, builders and the community as they look for new and better ways to build specialist housing for people with disability.