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Preview of 'Getting practical for people with disabilities and their carers'

December 3, 2011

Getting practical for people with disabilities and their carers

Carers Australia applauds the Prime Minister's announcement today to set up a government agency to lead the work in getting practical results for people with disabilities and those who are a part of their...

November 30, 2011

Poverty amongst people with disabilities is a national disgrace

The fact that Australia currently ranks in the bottom third of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations regarding the employment of people with a disability, with those people...

Preview of 'Pollies to pedal for carers'

November 1, 2011

Pollies to pedal for carers

The annual charity fundraising bike ride ‘Pollie Pedal’ will donate proceeds from the 2012 event to Carers Australia.

October 20, 2011

Caring role can deepen relationships

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirms that the caring role can deepen caring relationships. ABS’s Caring in the Community report found that in 2009, 36 per cent of primary carers...

Preview of 'Carers Week 2011 - Anytime anytime can be a carer'

October 14, 2011

Carers Week 2011 - Anytime anytime can be a carer

Carers Australia and Carers Associations across the country invite all Australians to be part of Carers Week from 16 – 22 October. Carers Week is a time to recognise, celebrate and support Australia’s...

September 21, 2011

New CEO for Carers Australia

Tim Moore, President of Carers Australia is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ara Cresswell as Carers Australia’s Chief Executive Officer.

August 10, 2011

The NDIS has the potential to vastly improve the lives of people with a disability and their carers

Carers Australia welcomes the release today of both the Productivity Commission’s report, Disability Care and Support and the Government’s announcement that it will proceed immediately with measures...

August 8, 2011

Report on Caring for Older Australians welcomed

In welcoming today the release of the Productivity Commission’s Final Report Caring for Older Australians, Carers Australia’s President Tim Moore said that if the recommendations in the report were...

August 3, 2011

Carers Australia welcomes the release of the National Carer Strategy

Carers Australia fully supports the Strategy's vision that carers be valued and respected by society; and they they have rights, choices, opportunities and capabilities to participate in the economic,...

June 30, 2011

Better Start for children with disability registration service begins!

From 1 July Carers Australia begins its Registration and Information service for the Better Start for Children with Disability initiative funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services,...

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