Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

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Carers must be recognised by Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

20 April 2021

Carers must not be forgotten by the Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (the Committee), says the national peak body for Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers.

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Carers must remain a priority

30 March 2021

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

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

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

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

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International Day of People with Disability 2020: Building Back Better

3 December 2020

Today marks International Day of People with Disability, which aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disability.

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Productivity Commission acknowledges the need for more recognition and support for mental health family and friend carers

18 November 2020

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Poor sleep health of unpaid carers adversely affecting wellbeing

14 October 2020

The health and wellbeing of carers negatively impacted by significant sleep disruptions.

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Carers of people with dementia likely to experience similar discrimination

12 October 2020

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Prime Minister thanks unpaid carers at the beginning of National Carers Week

11 October 2020

PM thanks carers during National Carers Week

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Extra funding offers support to unpaid carers

6 October 2020

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.