Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

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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.

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Carers Australia supports Safer at Home campaign and calls for increased support for carers

2 October 2020

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

A shared vision for the future of aged care in Australia.

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Carers Australia supports call for a dementia-friendly nation

21 September 2020

We call on everyone to help cultivate dementia-friendly communities.

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National Carers Week is coming soon!

10 September 2020

We are just a few weeks away from National Carers Week 2020!

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Inclusion of carers in Targeted Call for Research into End of Life Care welcomed

4 September 2020

Carers Australia applauds the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for their explicit inclusion of the needs of carers within their recently released Targeted Call for Research into End of Life Care.