Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

Media Release
Women carers to be better supported in the workplace under a new program

25 May 2021 – 192.71 KB

In a win for women carers looking to combine work and care, Carers Australia has been announced as a grant recipient of the Federal Government’s Women’s Leadership and Development Program.

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Increased funding for respite and support services for carers welcomed

11 May 2021 – 175.68 KB

The Treasurer’s announcement tonight of an additional $798.3 million to support carers of the aged has been welcomed by the national peak body for Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers.

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Carers must be recognised by Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

20 April 2021 – 160.67 KB

Carers must not be forgotten by the Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (the Committee), says the national peak body for Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers.

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Carers must remain a priority

30 March 2021 – 165.05 KB

The Federal Government’s new ministry must continue to prioritise Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers.

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Additional investment in respite services for older Australians from diverse backgrounds welcomed

17 March 2021 – 169.46 KB

Carers Australia has welcomed the Government’s $9.6 million investment into tailored respite care for culturally and linguistically diverse seniors.

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Recognition of the importance of informal carers an important step to improving home care

2 March 2021 – 154.94 KB

Carers Australia and the National Carer Network are calling on the Government to address the systemic issues with home care and supports for informal carers following the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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Carers Australia calls for greater support for carers within community services as satisfaction decreases

21 January 2021 – 162.48 KB

Carers Australia is urging the Federal Government to provide greater support to carers after new figures released by the Productivity Commission show decreasing levels of satisfaction amongst primary carers.

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$20 million investment in respite services for senior Australians from diverse backgrounds welcomed

14 December 2020 – 189.68 KB

Carers Australia and the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) have welcomed the Government’s announcement of the $20 million in grants to be made available to deliver centre based day programs tailored to the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse seniors.

Media Release
International Day of People with Disability 2020: Building Back Better

3 December 2020 – 159.08 KB

Our media release recognising International Day of People with Disability 2020.

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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.