Media Releases

Stop it at the start

A $30 million national campaign designed to help break the cycle of violence against women and their children will begin on Sunday.

Helping Doomadgee's kids get to school

Local commissioners in the far north Queensland community of Doomadgee will have an extra tool to help families get their kids to school, with the introduction of income management from 11 April.

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.