Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

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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.

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Carers can benefit from some increased investment in home care packages

8 May 2018 – 440.54 KB

Carers Australia believes that tonight’s Federal Budget goes some way to improving access to home care packages for the aged and those who care for them.

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Carers Australia welcomes major injection of funds in Disability Employment Services

8 May 2018 – 431.2 KB

Carers Australia welcomes tonight’s Budget announcement that an additional $300 million over ten years will be invested to help fund a new, reformed model of Disability Employment Services (DES).

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New national approach to carer support services announced

5 March 2018 – 447.41 KB

Minister for Social Services, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, today announced that the government has approved the long-awaited introduction of a new national approach to carer support services.

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Waiting time for home care packages imposing unsustainable stress on carers of the aged

27 February 2018 – 244.85 KB

Carers Australia has joined with Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), Baptist Care Australia and Uniting Care Australia in urging the government to release more Home Care Packages for the aged.

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Serious shortage of respite accommodation in aged care homes revealed

4 February 2018 – 332.47 KB

Carers Australia calls on the Government to increase subsidies for respite care in residential aged care facilities so that family and friend carers can take a break from caring when required.

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Carers Australia congratulates the new Minister for Social Services on his appointment

19 December 2017 – 161.65 KB

“Carers Australia would like to congratulate the Hon Dan Tehan MP on his appointment as the Minister for Social Services,” said Ara Cresswell, CEO of Carers Australia.

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New restrictions on after hours home doctors will hurt carers

18 December 2017 – 202.96 KB

Following the Government’s announcement today of changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), carers who call an after hours service for a home visit will face high out of pocket expenses.