Media Releases

March 2016

NDIS certainty for the people of Queensland

More than 91,000 Queenslanders living with disability now have certainty the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out across the state by 2019.

Safe phones for domestic violence victims

Today the Government joined Telstra and the Women’s Services Network (WESNET) to announce a joint commitment to support women experiencing technology-facilitated abuse and to help domestic violence victims stay connected.

New NDIS Account to Lock in Funding

The Government will guarantee the final funding source for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by setting up a special ‘future fund’ to hold Commonwealth contributions.

Cashless Debit Card Trial Commences in Ceduna

Today is a watershed moment for how we deliver welfare payments in Australia. The first cashless welfare debit cards are being issued today as part of a trial in Ceduna aimed at reducing welfare fuelled alcohol, drug and gambling abuse.

NDIS to create jobs boom in New South Wales

The National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) NSW Market Position Statement reveals a jobs and economic boom will be triggered across the state over the next three years.

Expanded board to drive NDIS rollout

The Commonwealth and state and territory governments have agreed to expand the National Disability Insurance Scheme board and extend the terms of existing board members.

Ensuring welfare integrity

The Government is taking steps to ensure people pay back their welfare debts if they have received payments they are not entitled to. Two Bills are being introduced to Parliament today to strengthen the integrity of Australia’s welfare system.