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April 24, 2019

Federal Election: Commitments sought to improve the lives of carers

Carers Australia has identified six high priority issues of immediate concern which need to be addressed by the Federal Government.

April 17, 2019

Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness important for the ongoing wellbeing of unpaid carers

Carers Australia has partnered with the Sleep Health Foundation to conduct research into the sleep deprivation facing carers.

April 3, 2019

Additional support for carers welcomed

Federal Government announces an additional $84.3 million to support family and friend carers

February 25, 2019

Carers Australia welcomes vote for Royal Commission into Disability Abuse

Previous enquiries have had limited effect.

February 7, 2019

Our Federal Budget Submission

Outlining a series of measures to support unpaid carers in the caring role.

November 13, 2018

Call for superannuation guarantee for carers

Senate Motion recognises the plight of carers who have had to give up paid work to provide unpaid care.

October 17, 2018

Support for carers to access respite through the NDIS needs to be transparent

Our Position Paper makes the case.

May 11, 2018

Budget 2018 - What It Means For Carers

Our breakdown of the various Budget measures which may impact carers.

May 8, 2018

Carers can benefit from some increased investment in home care packages

Carers Australia believes that tonight’s Federal Budget goes some way to improving access to home care packages for the aged and those who care for them.

May 8, 2018

Carers Australia welcomes major injection of funds in Disability Employment Services

Carers Australia welcomes tonight’s Budget announcement that an additional $300 million over ten years will be invested to help fund a new, reformed model of Disability Employment Services (DES).

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