Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

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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.

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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.

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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.