Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

Media Release
Productivity Commission acknowledges the need for more recognition and support for mental health family and friend carers

18 November 2020 – 152.69 KB

Our media release regarding the Productivity Commission’s final report from its Mental Health Inquiry.

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Poor sleep health of unpaid carers adversely affecting wellbeing

14 October 2020 – 170.9 KB

The health and wellbeing of Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers is being negatively impacted by significant sleep disruptions, with some reporting as little as 3-hours sleep per night.

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Prime Minister thanks unpaid carers at the beginning of National Carers Week

11 October 2020 – 170.71 KB

The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, has kicked off this year’s National Carers Week by thanking unpaid carers for their remarkable contribution to our nation.

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Extra funding offers support to unpaid carers

6 October 2020 – 176.09 KB

The Treasurer’s announcement tonight to provide two separate $250 support payments to those on the Carer Payment and Carer Allowance goes some way to providing some much-needed recognition of the work undertaken by unpaid carers during COVID-19.

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Carers Australia supports Safer at Home campaign and calls for increased support for carers

2 October 2020 – 163.39 KB

Carers Australia has today supported COTA’s Safer at Home campaign, which calls for next Tuesday’s Federal Budget to ensure no older Australian waits more than 30 days for a home care package.

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Consumer groups outline 10 key points for the future of aged care in Australia

23 September 2020 – 248.9 KB

An alliance of aged care consumer and carer groups, including Carers Australia, today outlined their shared vision for aged care.

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Carers Australia supports call for a dementia-friendly nation

21 September 2020 – 159.09 KB

This Dementia Action Week, we call on everyone to help cultivate dementia-friendly communities.

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Inclusion of carers in Targeted Call for Research into End of Life Care welcomed

4 September 2020 – 187.14 KB

Carers Australia applauds the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for their explicit inclusion of the needs of carers within their recently released Targeted Call for Research into End of Life Care.

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Pre-Budget submission: ‘Invisible army’ of unpaid carers need improved recognition and support

25 August 2020 – 199.45 KB

The support of Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers needs to be reflected in the upcoming Federal Budget, both in policy and financial terms, according to Carers Australia’s pre-Budget submission.

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Carers Australia calls for additional carer payments

20 August 2020 – 156.95 KB

Carers Australia has urged the Federal Government to consider providing an additional $750 stimulus payment to carers after the Government announced yesterday that pension payments would not rise in September as a result of the indexation formula going down.

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Replacement value of unpaid care in Australia rises to $77.9 billion per year

31 July 2020 – 223.18 KB

A new report commissioned by Carers Australia has confirmed that the estimated annual replacement value of all unpaid care in Australia has risen to $77.9 billion – an increase of 29% since similar research was last conducted in 2015.

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Further support needed for unpaid carers during COVID-19 pandemic

24 July 2020 – 166.66 KB

A further one-off payment of $750 to all unpaid carers receiving carer payments across Australia would go some way to providing the support they need to continue caring during the ongoing uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic brings.