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August 17, 2017

Carers Australia Submission to Joint House NDIS Inquiry into NDIS Transitional Arrangements

The main focus of this submission is the transition issues arising from national and state/territory government contributions to the NDIS which are leading to the diminution of supports for carers.

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August 11, 2017

Provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach

Carers Australia broadly supports the concept of an integrated approach to early intervention services for children with developmental needs.

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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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July 31, 2017

Welfare Reform Bill

Carers Australia's position on two provisions of the recent Bill, which affect qualification for Carer Payment and the 'intent to claim provisions'.

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July 31, 2017

Payment Integrity Bill

Carers may find themselves having to take on greater caring and financial responsibilities for family members and friends who are subject to the lengthening of residency requirements for the Aged Pension...

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July 31, 2017

Better Targeting Student Payments Bill

Reductions to some education payments and supplements will adversely affect the capacity of carers to continue their studies.

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July 10, 2017

Carbon Tax Compensation Bill

Carers Australia considers the Energy Supplement remains necessary for income support recipients, who are all facing record increases in energy prices.

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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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May 31, 2017

Carers Australia welcomes government's endorsement of the Young Carer Bursary Program

The Federal government's announcement that it will commit $1 million to the continuation of the Young Carer Bursary Program in 2018 is very welcome.

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