Transcripts by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Joint Doorstop interview with Dan Tehan MP

E&OE JOURNALIST: So what is the purpose of your visit here today, to the region? FIFIELD: To meet with disability organisations and aged care groups. To hear from them the things that they think are working well, but also to… Continue reading

The Alan Jones Breakfast Show

JONES: The Federal Court found that the formula used to calculate wages for Australian Disability Enterprises – we used to call them sheltered workshops – that formula was discriminatory, according to the Federal Court. In other words it was unacceptable… Continue reading

ABC AM programme

E&OE MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: State and Commonwealth disability ministers are meeting in Melbourne today to discuss the trial programs. Mitch Fifield is the Federal Minister responsible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and he joins me now. Senator Fifield welcome… Continue reading

Radio Interview, ABC National

E&OE KARVELAS: A plan to scale back access to pensions for wealthy Australians appears to be gaining support. The Social Services Minister, Scott Morrison, says he will seriously consider the proposal which was put forward by the Australian Council of… Continue reading

Doorstop Pollie Pedal, Launceston

E & OE FIFIELD: Thanks Prime Minister, colleagues, Ara Cresswell, ladies and gentlemen. I always feel like a bit of an imposter at pollie pedal time. Although I’m a great supporter of the pollie pedal and tag along, the Prime… Continue reading

Doorstop, Launceston

E & OE NIKOLIC: Can I just say how happy I am to have Minister Mitch Fifield here again in Tasmania, talking about ageing and health and carer issues – we’ve had a great visit this morning. But Carers Australia… Continue reading

ABC Radio National Breakfast with Fran Kelly

KELLY: Ninety nine cents an hour – that was the pay rate for two people with intellectual disability who were employed by Australian Disability Enterprises or ADEs. Back in 2012 a court found that the pay rate breached the disability… Continue reading

ABC Radio National Breakfast with Fran Kelly

E & OE KELLY: The federal Government has rejected calls for a Royal Commission into the abuse of disabled people in institutional and residential care. This is despite the fact that disability organisations have said that an independent, nationwide probe… Continue reading

Sky News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert

E & OE GILBERT: Welcome to the program. With me this morning is Liberal Frontbencher Senator Mitch Fifield and Labor’s Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh. Gentlemen good morning to you. Andrew first to you on this IT welfare issue it sounds… Continue reading

Doorstop interview, Canberra

E & OE FIFIELD: As one of the Ministers responsible for mental health, I feel a duty to condemn the comments by Clive Palmer today, that the Prime Minister should go and commit suicide. It is never okay to make… Continue reading

774 ABC Melbourne Mornings with Jon Faine

FAINE: The prospects of the governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme being somewhat toyed around with. So far it’s enjoyed a rare and very welcome bipartisan support. Is that about to change? Some of the directors are due to… Continue reading

702 ABC Sydney

E&OE MOTTRAM: More shocking stories have emerged in the past week of abuse and neglect in aged care, in particular, The Australian newspaper uncovered cases in one facility in Bundaberg. By 2020, there is expected to be 1.6 million Australians… Continue reading

Radio 2GB

E & OE GRANT: Back in March 2014 the Assistant Social Services Minister was on the 7.30 Report with Sarah Ferguson, when he said this about the National Disability Insurance Scheme. *AUDIO CLIP* FIFIELD: The scheme will cost what the… Continue reading

ABC News 24 with Joe O’Brien

E & OE O’BRIEN: For the Government’s position on the NDIS rollout I’m joined now by the Minister responsible, Senator Mitch Fifield. Senator Fifield welcome. So this is still in the very early stages of the National Disability Scheme. Overall… Continue reading