Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

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ACT legislation to protect vulnerable Canberrans

8 May 2020 – 157.39 KB

Carers ACT and Carers Australia support legislation to protect aged people and people with disability against abuse. However, immediate referral of those suspected of abuse to the criminal justice system is in many cases neither an appropriate nor effective approach to dealing with these circumstances.

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Consultation on draft Aged Care Visitor Access Code

1 May 2020 – 116.86 KB

A Visitor Access Code to ensure a nationally consistent visitation policy to residential aged care homes during the COVID-19 crisis has today been released by aged care peaks and consumer advocacy organisations for consultation with the public.

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Tune Review on the delivery of the NDIS sets clear directions for reform

21 January 2020 – 144.91 KB

Carers Australia welcomes yesterday’s release of the independent review conducted by David Tune into NDIS practices and procedures.

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Toward better provision of aged care needs

26 November 2019 – 148.66 KB

Carers Australia welcomes the Government’s early response to the preliminary recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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Tell Us Why You Care this National Carers Week!

13 October 2019 – 229.32 KB

National Carers Week 2019 takes place from 13 – 19 October and is a time for the recognition and celebration of the 2.7 million Australians who provide unpaid carers to a family member or friend.

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World Mental Health Day 2019

10 October 2019 – 154.56 KB

Carers Australia today joins more than 400 organisations across Australia acknowledging World Mental Health Day.

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New Australia-Wide, Carer Regional Delivery Services Announced

21 August 2019 – 154.11 KB

Today the successful tenders for the regional delivery of the new Integrated Carer Support Services (ICSS) were announced.

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Carers Australia calls on the Government to Raise the Rate

22 July 2019 – 145.99 KB

Carers Australia is joining the call for the Federal Government to ‘Raise the Rate’ of Newstart.

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Shorter wait times for children waiting for early intervention services under the NDIS welcomed

26 June 2019 – 499.24 KB

The Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), announced today that the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will significantly reduce the time for children between 0 and 6 with disability or significant developmental delay to access the scheme and get the supports they need at the time they need them.

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Greens’ Policy On Fair Work Amendments Good For Carers

9 May 2019 – 491.85 KB

Carers Australia is pleased that The Green’s Policy Plan includes provisions to redress a particular inequity in the Fair Work Act.

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Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness important for the ongoing wellbeing of unpaid carers

17 April 2019 – 155.21 KB

Carers Australia welcomes the release of the House of Representatives Committee’s Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia as an important step towards including sleep as a chief contributor to overall wellbeing.

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Additional support for carers welcomed

3 April 2019 – 499.02 KB

The Treasurer’s announcement last night of an additional $84.3 million to support family and friend carers will help ease the major transition underway in the nationally-funded carer support sector to a new delivery model for the Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS).