Carers National News


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.

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.

Preview of 'National Carers Week 2017 - Carers Count!'

October 13, 2017

National Carers Week 2017 - Carers Count!

National Carers Week 2017 - Australia counts on carers so let's show carers how much they count.

October 5, 2017

Free dental offer for carers this National Carers Week! Call today!

A number of Maven Dental practices across the country offering free dental services.

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