Media releases

September 5, 2016

Attack on family and friend carers insulting and ill-informed

'Carers Australia is heartily sick of attacks on carers who are receiving a Carer Payment and/or Carer Allowance, and the frequently crude statistical underpinnings of their arguments.'

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August 1, 2016

Education/training bursaries open to young carers

“Tomorrow (2 August) is the opening of the application process for the Young Carer Bursary Programme,” Carers Australia CEO, Ara Cresswell said today. “This important initiative provides young carers...

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June 17, 2016

Labor commits to tripling educational support for struggling young carers

Young Carer Bursary Programme to receiving funding boost under a Labor Government.

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June 6, 2016

Let's use this election to improve the lives of family and friend carers

In releasing its pre-election document, Carer supports: addressing collateral damage, Carers Australia is focusing its “asks” on a set of proposals that will improve the effectiveness and address gaps...

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May 3, 2016

Federal Budget 2016: could be better, could be worse for carers

Our response to the 2016 Federal Budget and its impact on carers.

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February 5, 2016

Removal of education subsidies will hurt people on the Carer Payment

Carers Australia outlines its disappointment at the proposed abolition of the Pensioner Education Supplement and the Education Entry Payment.

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December 21, 2015

A National Carer Gateway for Australia's 2.7million family and friend carers

Today’s launch of the Federal Government’s Carer Gateway will help to further raise awareness of who is a carer and the supports available to assist them in their caring role.

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October 14, 2015

Economic contribution of Australia’s family and friend carers dwarfs the amount spent on income support

Carers Australia media release regarding suggestion that growth in carer income support is unsustainable.

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October 11, 2015

National Carers Week 2015 - Show You Care!

National Carers Week 2015 is now underway!

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October 10, 2015

World Mental Health Day - 10 October 2015

Carers Australia encourages all carers to look after their mental health.

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