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December 19, 2017

Carers Australia congratulates the new Minister for Social Services on his appointment

Carers Australia would like to congratulate the Hon Dan Tehan MP on his appointment as the Minister for Social Services.

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December 19, 2017

Pre-Budget submission 2018-19

Despite widespread political and community recognition that the contribution of unpaid family and friend carers is essential to the continuing affordability of aged care and disability care, direct funding...

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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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December 7, 2017

Redesign of Dementia Consumer Supports

Carers Australia supports the redesign of dementia supports for consumers with the objective of achieving a more integrated and streamlined system of care. However, we are disappointed that there is less...

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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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October 11, 2017

Inquiry on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017

Without better evidence of the value of the cashless debit card in meeting its objectives, Carers Australia does not support the extension of the Cashless Debit Card to new areas, more participants, and...

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