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Our Federal Budget Submission
Carers Australia's Federal Budget Submission 2013 - '14, 'From Recognition to Action', lists five recommendations for implementation by the Federal Government in this year's budget.
While grateful for the steps taken by the Australian Government to fully acknowledge the contribution of carers in recent years, Carers Australia is keen to make existing commitments more effective in these times of financial constraint.
Our recommendations focus on the need for formal consultation of carers around the design of a National Disability Insurance Scheme, better enabling workplace participation for carers, a review of the '25 Hour Rule', and the continued expansion of eligibility criteria for the Better Start for Children with a Disability initiative.
Read the full submission here, prior to Budget Night on Tuesday 14th May.