News & media

March 5, 2018

New national approach to carer support services announced

A more integrated and nationally consistent model of service delivery.

February 27, 2018

Waiting time for home care packages imposing unsustainable stress on carers of the aged

More Home Care Packages needed for the aged.

February 5, 2018

Serious shortage of respite accommodation in aged care homes revealed

Increased subsidies and greater availability needed for respite.

Preview of 'Survey into carers’ awareness of the Carer Gateway '

December 21, 2017

Survey into carers’ awareness of the Carer Gateway

The Carer Gateway is a national phone and website service developed by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide practical information about services and support for carers.

December 21, 2017

Accessing respite through the NDIS

Carers’ access to planned respite under the NDIS has been a major issue for carers from the beginning of the reform.

December 21, 2017

Better regulation of quality care in aged care homes

Adequate regulation and surveillance of residential aged care homes has become a high profile issue this year with media attention focused on the failure to care adequately for the elderly.

Preview of '7th International Carers Conference'

December 21, 2017

7th International Carers Conference

October was a busy month for Carers Australia, beginning with the hugely successful 7th International Carers Conference held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

December 21, 2017

View the 7th International Carers Conference keynote films

The keynote presentations filmed during the 7th International Carers Conference are now available on the Carers Australia website.

October 20, 2017

Carers adversely affected by Taskforce recommendations on after-hours home doctor services

Our media release regarding proposed changes to after-hours primary care services.

October 19, 2017

Productivity Commission acknowledges that access to respite for unpaid carers essential to success of NDIS

Our media release on Productivity Commission recommendations to improve the NDIS.

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