Media releases

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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August 19, 2015

Invisible Workforce: $60.3 billion a year labour of love

Carers Australia media release regarding the launch of the Deloitte Access Economics report, 'The Economic Value of Informal Care in Australia in 2015'.

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July 23, 2015

Carers driven to thoughts of ending the lives of family members with advanced dementia

Carers Australia media release regarding a report which looks at homicide ideation among carers of people with dementia.

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July 8, 2015

Early involuntary retirement hits carers

Productivity Commission research paper finds many forced into involuntary retirement due to caring responsibilities.

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June 22, 2015

Government provides additional Young Carer Bursaries to meet high need

A further 150 bursaries to be made available to young carers in education.

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May 12, 2015

Greater Consumer Choice across Community Aged Care Programmes Welcome

Carers Australia, along with other members with the National Aged Care Alliance (NACA), welcomes the announcement that, from 2018, the Home Care Packages Programme and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme...

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May 12, 2015

Carers Australia encouraged by plan for integrated carer supports

Tonight’s Federal Budget announcement that the Government will be investing $33.7m over 4 years in an Integrated Plan for Carer Support Services (IPCSS) for Australia’s family and friend carers promises...

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April 24, 2015

“A place to proudly call home for people with disability” – release of the Every Australian Counts survey

Carers Australia's release regarding the Every Australian Counts report on the housing crisis facing those with a disability, their families and carers.

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February 4, 2015

Increased support for people suffering severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia will benefit carers

A media release regarding the reallocation of funds from the now discontinued ‘Dementia Supplement’.

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November 24, 2014

Work and Care initiative launched at Parliament House

Launch takes place at Parliamentary Friends of Carers group.

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