Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

Carers Australia welcomes the Australian Greens’ call to extend the Coronavirus Supplement to the Carer Payment and Disability Support Payment

17 April 2020

Carers Australia welcomes the call from the Australian Greens to apply the $550 a fortnight Coronavirus Supplement, which will be available to a number of Centrelink income support recipients, to those receiving Carer Payment and the Disability Support Pension.

Coronavirus priority testing must include paid care workers in people’s homes

7 April 2020

Carers Australia believes all paid carers and volunteer carers must be eligible for priority coronavirus testing including those who provide care in the home.

People dependent on the Carer Payment also need the Coronavirus Supplement

30 March 2020

Carers Australia has been receiving many representations from carers on the Carer Payment who are concerned and upset that their needs have not been sufficiently considered in income support measures which have been introduced to compensate for the impact of the coronavirus.

Woolworths set new standard in pandemic response

16 March 2020

Carers Australia congratulates Woolworths for accommodating the needs of people with disability and the elderly by introducing temporary early opening hours between 7 and 8am.

Research into support for older people reveals that Australia falls short of comparable countries

28 January 2020

A new review has found Australia is lagging behind other countries when it comes to providing support for older people

Tune Review on the delivery of the NDIS sets clear directions for reform

21 January 2020

Carers Australia welcomes yesterday’s release of the independent review conducted by David Tune into NDIS practices and procedures.

Leadership changes at Carers Australia

27 November 2019

At the recent Board Meeting, Sonia Bhojwani was elected President of Carers Australia and Mark Morrissey as Vice President. Dr Peter Langkamp and Ms Ara Cresswell left the organisation at the end of an incredibly successful tenure as President and CEO respectively.

Toward better provision of aged care needs

26 November 2019

Carers Australia welcomes the Government’s early response to the preliminary recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Tell Us Why You Care this National Carers Week!

13 October 2019

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. 

World Mental Health Day 2019

10 October 2019

Carers Australia today joins more than 400 organisations across Australia acknowledging World Mental Health Day.

Disturbing gap between the Disability Support Pension and cost of living for people with disabilities

18 September 2019

A new report by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) on the need to improve income support for people with disability compares the additional financial hardship and insecurity of households with a person or people with disability and those without.

New Australia-Wide, Carer Regional Delivery Services Announced

21 August 2019

Today the successful tenders for the regional delivery of the new Integrated Carer Support Services (ICSS) were announced.