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August 10, 2011

The NDIS has the potential to vastly improve the lives of people with a disability and their carers

Carers Australia welcomes the release today of both the Productivity Commission’s report, Disability Care and Support and the Government’s announcement that it will proceed immediately with measures...

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August 8, 2011

Report on Caring for Older Australians welcomed

In welcoming today the release of the Productivity Commission’s Final Report Caring for Older Australians, Carers Australia’s President Tim Moore said that if the recommendations in the report were...

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August 3, 2011

Carers Australia welcomes the release of the National Carer Strategy

Carers Australia fully supports the Strategy's vision that carers be valued and respected by society; and they they have rights, choices, opportunities and capabilities to participate in the economic,...

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June 30, 2011

Better Start for children with disability registration service begins!

From 1 July Carers Australia begins its Registration and Information service for the Better Start for Children with Disability initiative funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services,...

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May 13, 2011

Carers Australia to deliver Better Start initiative

From 1 July 2011, Carers Australia will deliver the Better Start for Children with Disability initiative, which provides early intervention funding to parents and carers of children with a disability....

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May 10, 2011

Carers must be included in mental health investment

Carers Australia welcomes the increased investment in the mental health sector as announced in the Federal Budget.

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February 28, 2011

Carers Australia supports Productivity Commission report on major disability reform

Carers Australia welcomes the release today of the Productivity Commission’s interim report into Disability Care and Support.

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February 14, 2011

Joan Hughes resigns from Carers Australia

Carers Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ms Joan Hughes will be leaving the organisation.

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February 1, 2011

Carers' voices towards a vision

In late 2009 Carers Australia conducted national consultations with carers seeking input into the development and strategic direction of the National Carer Recognition Framework. Australia's carers were...

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January 21, 2011

Family carers considered in aged care reforms

Carers Australia welcomes the proposed reforms outlined in the Productivity Commission’s draft report, ‘Caring for Older Australians’.

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