Media Releases by The Hon Bill Shorten MP

New Funding as MyTime Turns One

The Australian Government has marked the first birthday of the MyTime peer support groups by announcing $90,000 for four new pilot groups. Bill Shorten, made…

Marketing Boost for Business Services

Business services will receive a one-off payment of $2,500 from the Australian Government for marketing and promoting their products, a total commitment of $525,000. “All…

Awards for Excellent Business Services

Bill Shorten, is calling for nominations for the inaugural Business Services Excellence Awards. “Australians with a disability are contributing an enormous amount to economic growth,…

The Way Forward: A National Disability Strategy

People with disability, their families and carers will benefit from a National Disability Strategy being developed by the Australian Government to increase their economic participation,…

Funding for Special Olympics Australia

More people with an intellectual disability will have the chance to participate in sports, with the Australian Government committing to annual funding to Special Olympics…

Supporting Children with Autism

The Australian Government strongly supports the key theme of Autism Awareness Week – to increase the community’s understanding of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).…

Supporting children with autism

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard and the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services, Bill Shorten are pleased to announce that the Australian Autism…

Inaugural World Autism Awareness Day

Bill Shorten, today commemorates the first World Autism Awareness Day by launching an Autism Early Intervention Outcomes Unit (AEIOU) in Brisbane with Queensland Disability Services…

Nominate for the National Disability Awards 2008

Nominations are now open for the National Disability Awards 2008. Jenny Macklin and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services, Bill Shorten, today officially opened…