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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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September 8, 2017

Future Reform - an integrated care at home program to support older Australians

In this submission Carers Australia's primary focus is on family and friend carers of the aged. We also respond to more general issues relating to propositions for a more integrated home care program to...

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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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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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March 30, 2017

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry on NDIS costs

Carers Australia proposes recommendations to address problems which have arisen with the implementation of the NDIS to date.

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