Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

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150 extra young carer bursaries for 2015

2 April 2015

In response to the high demand for bursaries in the 2015 application process, the Government has committed an additional $450,000 for a further 150 bursaries at $3,000 each.

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Carers Australia Federal Budget Submission 2015-16

6 February 2015

Carers Australia has made a submission to the Australian Government recommending a number of actions which we hope will be incorporated into the 2015-16 Federal Budget. 

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Increased support for people suffering severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia will benefit carers

4 February 2015

Carers Australia welcomes Assistant Minister Fifield’s announcement that the government will use the remaining $54.5 million from the over-subscribed and now defunct Dementia Supplement to provide support to residential aged care providers through mobile teams of clinical experts, which will assist residents experiencing severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (known as BPSD).   

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Carers Australia welcomes the release of the National Carer Strategy

3 August 2011

Carers Australia welcomes the release of the National Carer Strategy today by the Australian Government.

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Carer Recognition Bill passed – a significant step forward for Australia’s carers

28 October 2010

Carers Australia welcomes the passing of the Carer Recognition bill through the Senate yesterday. The Carer Recognition Bill establishes a legislative framework to increase recognition and awareness of Australia’s 2.9 million carers.