Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

New resources for your My Health Record

30 July 2019

The Australian Digital Health Agency have created a series of resources to help you control who can look at your My Health Record information.

Carers Australia calls on the Government to Raise the Rate

22 July 2019

Carers Australia is joining the call for the Federal Government to ‘Raise the Rate’ of Newstart.

Shorter wait times for children waiting for early intervention services under the NDIS welcomed

26 June 2019

The NDIA has announced today that it will significantly reduce the time for children between 0 and 6 with disability or significant developmental delay to access the NDIS.

Integrated Carer Support Services

29 May 2019

The Department of Social Services has published a range of information on the upcoming Integrated Carer Support Services model, set to become the chief means by which unpaid carers can receive services and supports.

Making your medication manageable

18 May 2019

Australian-based organisation, MedAdvisor, has produced a free app to ease the often time‑consuming, complex task of managing your medication or that of the person you care for, making the process manageable while saving time and angst in the process.

Greens’ policy on Fair Work amendments good for carers

9 May 2019

Carers Australia is pleased that The Green’s Policy Plan includes provisions to redress a particular inequity in the Fair Work Act.

Labor’s new job tax incentive good for family and friend carers

6 May 2019

Carers Australia is pleased that Labor’s promised tax cuts for small businesses to create new jobs for Australians finding it particularly difficult to engage or re-engage with the workforce has a focus on family and friend carers

Labor’s support for family and friend carers welcome

4 May 2019

The suite of election commitments to support carers announced by Labor today goes a long way to meeting a range of carers’ needs

Federal Election: Commitments sought to improve the lives of carers

24 April 2019

Carers Australia values the widespread political and community recognition of the value of Australia’s unpaid family and friend carers, both to society and the economy. It is also widely understood that providing care to family members or friends often comes at personal cost, including to their own health and wellbeing.

Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness important for the ongoing wellbeing of unpaid carers

17 April 2019

Carers Australia welcomes the release of the House of Representatives Committee’s Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia as an important step towards including sleep as a chief contributor to overall wellbeing.

Additional support for carers welcomed

3 April 2019

The Treasurer's announcement last night of an additional $84.3 million to support family and friend carers will help ease the major transition underway in the nationally-funded carer support sector to a new delivery model for the Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS).

Carers Australia welcomes vote for Royal Commission into Disability Abuse

25 February 2019

Carers Australia welcomes the Parliament’s support for a Royal Commission to inquire into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability.