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May 8, 2012

At last - the beginning of transformational reform

Carers Australia welcomes Federal Budget funding for the NDIS and aged care reform and calls on the government to fully involve carers in consultation and implementation.

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April 30, 2012

A big leap forward to an NDIS

Carers Australia welcomes the proposed early implementation of the NDIS, and encourages government to consult carers in its implementation and design.

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April 20, 2012

Success of major reform hinges on continued efforts of family carers

Carers Australia welcomes the government's 'Living Longer, Living Better' aged care reforms, but highlights a continued reliance on carers.

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March 20, 2012

Pollie Pedal and Carers Australia - Connecting Carers to the Community

Leader of the Opposition, The Hon Tony Abbott MHR, launches Pollie Pedal 2012 on the lawns of Parliament House.

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March 9, 2012

Helping Young Carers to stay at school

Media release regarding the launch of educational resource 'Young Carers is Education'.

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February 19, 2012

Carers' voices must be heard on mental health reform

Family members and friends are the major source of care and support for Australians with a mental illness.

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December 3, 2011

Getting Practical for People with Disabilities and their Carers

Carers Australia applauds the Prime Minister's announcement today, on International Day of People with Disability, about setting up a government agency to lead the work in getting practical results for...

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November 30, 2011

Poverty amongst people with disabilities is a national disgrace

The fact that Australia currently ranks in the bottom third of OECD nations regarding the employment of people with a disability is a national disgrace.

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November 1, 2011

Pollies to pedal for carers

The annual charity fundraising bike ride "Pollie Pedal" will donate proceeds from the 2012 event to Carers Australia.

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October 20, 2011

Caring role can deepen relationships

Data from the ABS confirms that the caring role can deepen caring relationships.

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