Media releases

December 18, 2017

New residents waiting periods – impact on carers

Carers Australia is very concerned that the new resident waiting period for carers and others who rely on Government income support will be extended from two to three years.

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December 18, 2017

New restrictions on after hours home doctors will hurt carers

Following the Government’s announcement today of changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), carers who call an after hours service for a home visit will face high out of pocket expenses.

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October 20, 2017

Carers adversely affected by Taskforce recommendations on after-hours home doctor services

Our media release regarding proposed changes to after-hours primary care services.

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October 13, 2017

National Carers Week 2017 - Carers Count!

National Carers Week 2017 - Australia counts on carers so it's time to let carers know how much they count.

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September 29, 2017

7th International Carers Conference – an international debate on the future of unpaid caring

7th International Carers Conference about to get underway in Adelaide.

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August 28, 2017

Flexible working conditions for family and friend carers in everyone’s interests

Employers and carers benefit from workplace flexibility.

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August 8, 2017

Young carers put at educational disadvantage

The caring role negatively impacting education of young carers.

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June 8, 2017

Threat to home doctor services of concern to family and friend carers

A release from Carers Australia regarding the recommended restriction of after-hours home doctor services.

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