Carers Australia conveys its views to government through contact with ministers and officials, and membership of government committees. Governments rely on committees for advice in their decision-making and policy development. By taking part in these important government processes we can ensure that the Government is made aware of carer issues.
We are a member of a number of standing committees (e.g. Ageing Consultative Committee and the DHS committees) as well as ad hoc committees.
An important part of our job is to maintain regular contact with ministers and government agencies whose programs and policies affect the lives of carers.