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June 22, 2020

National Disability Research Partnership Welcome but Needs to Include Carers

The National Carer Network and Carers Australia welcomes today’s announcement of a National Disability Research Partnership but cautions that carers must not be forgotten.

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June 2, 2020

New CEO for Carers Australia

Liz Callaghan has been announced as the new CEO of Carers Australia.

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May 21, 2020

Survey of family and friend carers reveals them doing it very tough during COVID-19 pandemic

A survey of family and friend carers conducted by the Caring Fairly campaign has revealed that, while the coronavirus and its consequences have impacted negatively on many Australians, family and friend...

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May 18, 2020

Funding to support carers of people with mental illness during the pandemic appreciated

The Government’s announcement on Friday that $3.5 million will be available to support family and friend mental health carers under the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan is...

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May 1, 2020

Consultation on draft Aged Care Visitor Access Code

A Visitor Access Code to ensure a nationally consistent visitation policy to residential aged care homes during the COVID-19 crisis has today been released by aged care peaks and consumer advocacy organisations...

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March 30, 2020

People dependent on the Carer Payment also need the Coronavirus Supplement

Carers Australia is calling on the Federal Government to extend the fortnightly Coronavirus Supplement of $550 to carers on the Carer Payment.

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August 21, 2019

New Australia-Wide, Carer Regional Delivery Services Announced

Today the successful tenders for the regional delivery of the new Integrated Carer Support Services (ICSS) were announced.

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May 6, 2019

Labor’s new job tax incentive good for family and friend carers

Carers Australia is pleased that Labor's promised tax cuts for small businesses to create new jobs has a focus on family and friend carers.

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May 4, 2019

Labor’s support for family and friend carers welcome

Carers Australia welcomes Labor's announcement of supports for carers

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