Media Releases

May 2017

A million reasons to support young carers

Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice, today announced an additional $1 million to continue the Young Carer Bursary Program in 2018.

Queensland regions get early access to the NDIS

Hundreds of Queenslanders with disability in Ipswich, Bundaberg and Rockhampton will get earlier access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) thanks to a decision of the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments.

Bill’s sums don’t add up

Bill Shorten claims there is no funding hole in the NDIS while simultaneously promising a tax increase to fill it.