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Media Releases by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Labor short on funding facts

The Coalition Government is 100 per cent committed to delivering and funding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in full. The Coalition has supported the…

NDIS Board Appointment Process

It is important to correct the record on issues related to the Board of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) covered in today’s Australian Financial…

National Disability Insurance Agency Board

A process has begun to make appointments to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Board, as the current terms of Board members expire on 30…

More people benefitting from the NDIS

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, today released the latest Quarterly Report of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It shows more…

Apply for new aged care places

Applications for the Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) opened today, with existing and prospective providers of Australian Government-funded aged care encouraged to apply. There will…

BSWAT payment scheme begins today

The Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) payment scheme has opened for registrations and applications. Through the scheme, employees of Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) who…

NDIS early roll out kicks off

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) achieved a significant milestone today, as the early rollout of the Scheme in NSW commences. From today, children and…

Experts to inform national carer gateway

The Australian Government today announced the members of a new Carer Gateway Advisory Group to lead an initiative to better support Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid…

$40 million to support changes to aged care

The Australian Government is providing $40 million to support aged care providers transition to the new Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and the consumer directed…