Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

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New CEO for Carers Australia

2 June 2020

Liz Callaghan has been announced as the new CEO of Carers Australia.

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Survey of family and friend carers reveals them doing it very tough during COVID-19 pandemic

21 May 2020

A survey of family and friend carers conducted by the Caring Fairly campaign has revealed that carers have faced a very high level of challenges to their finances and wellbeing.

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Funding to support carers of people with mental illness during the pandemic appreciated

18 May 2020

The Government’s announcement on Friday that $3.5 million will be available to support family and friend mental health carers under the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan is most welcome

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ACT legislation to protect vulnerable Canberrans

8 May 2020

Carers ACT and Carers Australia support legislation to protect aged people and people with disability against abuse. However, immediate referral of those suspected of abuse to the criminal justice system is in many cases neither an appropriate nor effective approach to dealing with these circumstances.

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Consultation on draft Aged Care Visitor Access Code

1 May 2020

A Visitor Access Code to ensure a nationally consistent visitation policy to residential aged care homes during the COVID-19 crisis has today been released by aged care peaks and consumer advocacy organisations for consultation with the public.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.