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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.

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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.

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October 13, 2017

National Carers Week 2017 - Carers Count!

National Carers Week 2017 - Australia counts on carers so it's time to let carers know how much they count.

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August 8, 2017

Young carers put at educational disadvantage

The caring role negatively impacting education of young carers.

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June 8, 2017

Threat to home doctor services of concern to family and friend carers

A release from Carers Australia regarding the recommended restriction of after-hours home doctor services.

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