Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

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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).

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Carers Australia welcomes vote for Royal Commission into Disability Abuse

25 February 2019 – 492.31 KB

Carers Australia welcomes the Parliament’s support for a Royal Commission to inquire into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability.

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Call for superannuation guarantee for carers

13 November 2018 – 501.25 KB

Carers Australia welcomes the motion introduced by Senator Griff and passed by the Senate on Monday, recognising the plight of carers who have had to give up paid work to provide care for family members or friends, often over a great many years, which results in them having little or no retirement savings.

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Support for carers to access respite through the NDIS needs to be transparent

17 October 2018 – 155.68 KB

Carers Australia has today released a Position Paper in relation to access to services under the NDIS which will allow carers to take a break from caring.

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Carers Australia partners on My Health Record

16 June 2018 – 438.25 KB

Carers Australia is to partner with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to provide information about the My Health Record Expansion Program, its benefits to carers and those they care for.