Media releases

April 17, 2013

Pollie Pedal 2013 to help make Australia 'carer aware'

Carers Australia will again be the main beneficiary of charity bike ride Pollie Pedal in 2013.

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April 10, 2013

National Youth Week: a time to celebrate, listen and support young carers

Carers Australia reiterates the need for greater support for young carers, during National Youth Week.

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April 9, 2013

Report highlights the need to address multiple disadvantages and challenges faced by young carers

Carers Australia's comment on the need for greater supports for young carers, highlighted by a new report by the Australian National University.

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March 6, 2013

Carers Australia welcomes Aged Care Workforce Compact

Carers Australia welcomes wage increases for paid aged care workers as part of the new Aged Care Workforce Compact.

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February 11, 2013

The right to flexible working conditions is a step toward keeping family carers in employment

Carers Australia supports the many benefits of flexible working arrangements.

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January 31, 2013

Government must address carer socio-economic disadvantage

Carers Australia urges governments to introduce reforms to ensure socio-economic parity for carers.

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December 6, 2012

Commonwealth/NSW funding a major breakthrough to making the NDIS a reality

Carers Australia today welcomes the news that the Commonwealth and NSW governments have reached agreement on funding the full roll-out of the NDIS by July 2018.

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November 29, 2012

Carers surviving on Newstart and other Allowances - a miracle?

The release of the Senate inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and other allowances backs up calls for an urgent and substantial increase in income support payments for singles.

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November 29, 2012

Consider carers - Carers Australia supports sustainable NDIS

Carers Australia supports the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill, and urges proper consideration and consultation of carers.

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October 15, 2012

Governor-General encourages all Australians to support unpaid carers

The Governor-General encourages greater awareness of carers as Her Excellency launches Carers Week 2012.

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