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May 10, 2011

Carers must be included in mental health investment

Carers Australia welcomes the increased investment in the mental health sector as announced in the Federal Budget.

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May 1, 2011

Ensuring a good life for people with a disability and their families

Carers Australia and the state and territory Carer Associations welcome the release of the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Disability Care and Support. We are heartened by the Commission’s...

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March 18, 2011

Carers Australia welcomes National Disability Strategy

Carers Australia welcomes the release today of the Australian Government's National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.

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March 1, 2011

Response to the Productivity Commission's draft report on the Caring for Older Australians Inquiry

Carers Australia welcomes the release of the draft report of the Inquiry into Caring for Older Australians. We acknowledge the progress that the Productivity Commission (the Commission) has made towards...

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February 28, 2011

Carers Australia supports Productivity Commission report on major disability reform

Carers Australia welcomes the release today of the Productivity Commission's interim report into Disability Care and Support.

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January 21, 2011

Family carers considered in aged care reforms

Carers Australia welcomes the proposed reforms outlined in the Productivity Commission’s draft report, ‘Caring for Older Australians’.

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January 1, 2011

Carers National News - Quarter 1, 2011

Carers National News - Quarter 1, 2011.

November 1, 2010

Submission to the Australian Government’s Medicare Locals Discussion Paper on Governance and Functions

Carers should be acknowledged as individuals with their own needs within and beyond the caring role. The relationship between carers and the persons for whom they care should be recognised and respected....

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October 12, 2010

The economic value of informal care in 2010

In 2005 Carers Australia commissioned Access Economics to undertake the first Australian study of the economic value of the informal care provided by unpaid family carers for people with disability, mental...

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