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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 8, 2020

ACT legislation to protect vulnerable Canberrans

Carers ACT and Carers Australia support legislation to protect aged people and people with disability against abuse.

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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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April 17, 2020

Carers Australia welcomes the Australian Greens’ call to extend the Coronavirus Supplement to the Carer Payment and Disability Support Payment

Carers Australia welcomes the call from the Australian Greens to apply the $550 a fortnight Coronavirus Supplement to those receiving Carer Payment and the Disability Support Pension.

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March 16, 2020

Woolworths set new standard in pandemic response

Carers Australia congratulates Woolworths for accommodating the needs of people with disability and the elderly by introducing temporary early opening hours between 7 and 8am.

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