Transcripts by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Sky News Saturday Agenda with Laura Jayes

E & OE JAYES:Joining me now is Senator Mitch Fifield, the Assistant Social Services Minister. Senator, thanks so much for your time this morning. If I can go first to these calls from Barnaby Joyce and Craig Laundy. Australia has… Continue reading

ABC The World Today with Naomi Woodley

E & OE WOODLEY: The Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was the Minister responsible for setting up the National Disability Insurance Scheme while Labor was in government. He says today’s advertisement for new Board members nine months out from the… Continue reading

Sky News Saturday Agenda with David Lipson

E & OE LIPSON: Let’s get straight to our first guest, the Assistant Minister for Social Services and the Minister for Disability, Senator Mitch Fifield, thank you very much for your time this morning. FIFIELD: Hi David. LIPSON: Mitch Fifield… Continue reading

Question without notice

E & OE SENATOR MOORE: My question is to the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Fifield. I refer to the Minister’s interview on Sky News yesterday, where he refused three times to confirm that the NDIS will be delivered… Continue reading

Sky News PM Agenda

E & OE SPEERS: Well there have been some reports this week that the National Disability Insurance Scheme is creating a bit of grief at senior levels of the Government, with some apparently wanting to slow down the roll out.… Continue reading

Question without notice

E & OE SENATOR SESELJA My question is to the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Fifield. Can the Minister advise the Senate of the improvements the Government has made to the operating approach of the National Disability Insurance Scheme… Continue reading

ABC The World Today

E & OE FIFIELD: I’m absolutely committed to deliver the NDIS in full, and to deliver it as soon as is possible. DONALD: On time as you previously agreed? FIFIELD: There is the target date of 2019. Let me make… Continue reading

Sky News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert

E & OE GILBERT: This is AM Agenda, with me now the Assistant Social Services Minister, Senator Mitch Fifield. Senator Fifield thanks for your time. Isn’t it good to see an Australian political party have these sort of robust debates,… Continue reading

ABC South East NSW with Jennifer Hunt

E & OE FIFIELD: We’re adding some new features to the My Aged Care Gateway from the first of July. Principal of which is something called the Regional Assessment Service where for the first time, people will have the opportunity… Continue reading

Sky News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert

E & OE GILBERT: Welcome to AM Agenda, joining me this morning is Assistant Social Services Minister Mitch Fifield and the Assistant Shadow Treasurer Andrew Leigh. Gentlemen good morning Andrew to you first of all on this climate roundtable, involving… Continue reading

Doorstop interview, Cosmos-Star

E & OE FIFIELD: It’s great to be in Hobart with Senator David Bushby catching up with disability and aged care organisations. And terrific to meet with Cosmos-Star who are a terrific disability provider in Tasmania and to hear their… Continue reading

Doorstop Interview, Benetas Customer Centre

E & OE JOURNALIST: Michael this is obviously an important visit for you. Tell us a little bit about what this means? MICHAEL SUKKAR (MP for Deakin): Well it’s wonderful to have Minister Fifield here at Benetas in Mitcham. Obviously… Continue reading

5AA Radio Adelaide

E & OE BYNER: Under the changes announced in the budget the Government are going to put individuals at the centre and in control of their funds, just like the Disability Insurance Scheme. Of course a lot of people won’t… Continue reading

Newcastle 2HD radio with Richard King

E & OE KING: Right now joining me is the Federal Minister with responsibility for disability and aged care, we have spoken to him on a number of occasions, Mitch Fifield and he is on the line. Good morning Mitch.… Continue reading

Doorstop interview, Penrith, NSW

E & OE JOURNALIST: Can you boil it down, what does the NDIS mean for these people and these families? FIFIELD: Well for the families in this area, for kids below the age of 18, what it means is that… Continue reading

ABC Capital Hill

E&OE GLENDAY: Mitch Fifield, do you think that calling new mums “double dippers” on Mother’s Day was necessarily the best idea ahead of the Budget? FIFIELD: Well, I think the important point here is that we are looking to bring… Continue reading

Shoalhaven 2ST Radio

E&OE DUFFIELD: Ann Sudmalis, Senator Mitch Fifield is here in the Gilmore electorate and you are both having a look at aged care services in the electorate. What will you be showing and telling? SUDMALIS: Well it is basically, from,… Continue reading