Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

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Coronavirus priority testing must include paid care workers in people’s homes

7 April 2020 – 143.83 KB

Carers Australia believes all paid carers and volunteer carers must be eligible for priority coronavirus testing including those who provide care in the home.

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Woolworths set new standard in pandemic response

16 March 2020 – 152.28 KB

Carers Australia congratulates Woolworths for accommodating the needs of people with disability and the elderly by introducing temporary early opening hours between 7 and 8am.

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Research into support for older people reveals that Australia falls short of comparable countries

28 January 2020 – 190.1 KB

‘The recently released Flinders University Review of International Systems for Long-term Care of Older People commissioned by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is quite an eye-opener,’ said Mary Reid, Interim CEO of Carers Australia.

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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.