Carers National News


March 8, 2018

Submission on the importance of supported employment

Carers Australia details the importance of supported employment to people with disability and their carers.

March 5, 2018

Q&As regarding announcement of national approach to carer support services

Background info and more detail on today's announcement.

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.

December 19, 2017

Carers Australia congratulates the new Minister for Social Services on his appointment

Carers Australia would like to congratulate the Hon Dan Tehan MP on his appointment as the Minister for Social Services,

December 18, 2017

New residents waiting periods – impact on carers

Carers Australia is very concerned that the new resident waiting period for carers and others who rely on Government income support will be extended from two to three years.

December 18, 2017

New restrictions on after hours home doctors will hurt carers

Following the Government’s announcement today of changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), carers who call an after hours service for a home visit will face high out of pocket expenses.

Preview of 'Annual Report 2016 - 17 now available'

November 29, 2017

Annual Report 2016 - 17 now available

Carers Australia Annual Report now available

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.

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