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Welcome changes to the Carer Payment

4 May 2024 – 137.15 KB

Carers Australia welcomes the Government's decision to remove barriers to employment.
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Peak Body disappointed by delays to new Aged Care Act

4 April 2024 – 161.71 KB

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Recognising, Valuing and Supporting Unpaid Carers

27 March 2024 – 195.11 KB

Carers Australia today welcomes the report delivered by the Inquiry into the Recognition of Unpaid Carers committee.
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International Women’s Day 2024

8 March 2024 – 160.7 KB

On International Women’s Day, Carers Australia is calling on Federal Government to invest in Australia’s unpaid female carers by paying Superannuation Guarantee Contribution on the Carer Payment.
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Superannuation for Unpaid Carers: The Next Logical Step

7 March 2024 – 178.83 KB

Carers Australia is calling on Federal Government to improve the wellbeing and economic support for Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers by adding superannuation to the Carer Payment. It comes after Finance Minister Katy Gallagher confirmed the government plans to introduce legislation ensuring super on government-funded paid parental leave.
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Peak Body calls for greater financial support for unpaid carers

6 February 2024 – 90.4 KB

Carers must be supported to achieve greater economic wellbeing, according to the national peak body representing unpaid carers. Recommendations have been made by Carers Australia to the Federal Government to improve the wellbeing and economic support for Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers.
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Carers Australia Announces New CEO

6 February 2024 – 154.25 KB

Carers Australia Chairperson Cathy O'Toole announces the appointment of Annabel Reid as the organisation's new CEO. Annabel will commence her role on March 18.
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Support for Carers Welcomed

7 December 2023 – 193.37 KB

A recommendation for foundational support for carers of people with a disability has been welcomed by Carers Australia. The recommendation in today’s long-awaited NDIS Review Final Report includes navigation support, information and capacity building for individuals, families, and communities. This shows an acknowledgement of the important role carers have in the lives of people with disability and as part of the care economy.
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Investment for Australia’s Carers

19 October 2023 – 110.07 KB

Carers Australia welcomes today’s announcement to increase support for Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers. The $3.8 million investment in a National Carers Strategy will provide a coordinated carer policy, removing geographical and agency boundaries for carers. It comes as Carers Australia launches its Carer-Inclusive Workplace Initiative aimed at creating a more inclusive, supportive workplace for Australian’s who provide unpaid care in the community.
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Celebrate National Carers Week

12 October 2023 – 109.47 KB

National Carers Week 2023 is a time to recognise and celebrate Australia’s unpaid carers who provide care and support to a family member or friend. The theme Millions of Reasons to Care, aims to shine a spotlight on the 2.65 million carers around the country who are so frequently left in the shadows of the person they care for. Carers need the ongoing support of all Australians – from government to businesses, classrooms to families, and medical professionals to communities. National Carers Week will run from Sunday, October 15, to Saturday, October 21.
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Carers With Low Wellbeing Hits All-Time High

10 October 2023 – 113.48 KB

Australia’s unpaid carers are twice as likely to have low wellbeing compared to other adults, according to the latest figures. Results of the 2023 Carer Wellbeing Survey show carers continue to be at high risk of poor wellbeing and health. Of the 5,881 Australian carers surveyed, 58.3% reported low wellbeing, a significant increase from last year’s 52.6%.
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Lighting up Australia for Carers

9 October 2023 – 199.37 KB

Landmarks across Australia will be lighting up to celebrate National Carers Week. In a collective show of strength, buildings and monuments across the nation’s states and territories will shine blue throughout the week, celebrating Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers.