Media Releases by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Labor Abandons NDIS bipartisanship

Jenny Macklin today confirmed that Labor had abandoned a bipartisan approach to the NDIS. In a statement issued today Jenny Macklin stated that the Federal Coalition Government was not committed to the full roll out of the NDIS. This is… Continue reading

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Coalition in line with its pre-election commitment has directed that DisabilityCare resume its original name of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The return to NDIS has two purposes. The first is to leave behind a name that was… Continue reading

Carers Week 2013

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, and Carers Australia today turned the spotlight on Carers Week 2013, which starts on 13 October. At an event with carers at Parliament House in Canberra, Senator Fifield said Carers Week is… Continue reading

Investing in the Aged Care Workforce

The Coalition Government today announced the first step in delivering on the Government’s Healthy Life, Better Ageing commitments. The Government recognises that increased pay and improved conditions are essential to attract and retain skilled workers to the sector, while being… Continue reading

Recruiting staff for NDIS HQ in Geelong

The agency delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme has begun recruiting staff to work in a variety of operational, corporate coordination and administrative roles in its new National Office in Geelong. The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield,… Continue reading

Ministerial Appointment for Ageing and Disabilities

As Assistant Minister for Social Services I am delighted to have responsibility as the dedicated minister for ageing and disabilities. Having held the disabilities and carers portfolio for the Coalition for the past four years I am extremely pleased that… Continue reading