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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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October 11, 2010

Submission to the Consultation Draft of “A National Framework for Advance Care Directives 2010”

Carers Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to this key draft document. Carers Australia views ‘future planning’, such as the establishment of advance care directives (ACDs), as important...

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August 16, 2010

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Disability Care and Support

Carers Australia’s submission is informed by input from consultations with carers from around the country. Expectations for the introduction of a Long-term Disability Care and Support Scheme (LDCSS)...

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July 30, 2010

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Caring for Older Australians: The true nature of aged care in Australia

Carers Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide input to this inquiry. It is important that when working towards the best outcomes for care for older Australians, we challenge assumptions about the...

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January 29, 2010

Submission to the Commonwealth Ombudsman Issues Paper “Mistakes and Unintended Consequences— a safety net approach”

Carers Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to this important issues paper. One of the unintended consequences of a lack of flexibility in government processes and legislation is the significant...

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October 1, 2009

Women Carers in Financial Stress Report

Home-based care provided by family members is the most common form of caring for people with disabilities in Australia. However, it is becoming increasingly evident that this model of care is generating...

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