March 30, 2020

COVID-19 income support and other Government measures

Carers Australia recommends that the Government extend the payment of the Coronavirus Supplement to recipients of Carer Payment.

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January 24, 2020

Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Mental Health

Carers Australia agrees with the recommendations directly relating to family and friend carers in the Draft Report, but note that changes to assessments and eligibility requirements for the Carer Payment...

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January 24, 2020

Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety: Consultation Paper 1 - Program Design in Aged Care

Carers Australia fully supports the principles for a new system as outlined in the Consultation Paper, noting that some of these principles will need to be more clearly defined or teased out to determine...

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January 21, 2020

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

Independent review into NDIS practices and procedures welcomed.

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November 26, 2019

Toward better provision of aged care needs

Early response to preliminary findings of Royal Commission welcomed.

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October 30, 2019

Submission to the Department of Social Services Discussion Paper on the NDIS Experience: Establishing a Participant Service Guarantee and removing legislative red tape

Surveys undertaken by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and direct feedback to Carers Australia and to state and territory Carers Associations suggest that the majority of carers affirm that...

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October 13, 2019

Tell Us Why You Care this National Carers Week!

National Carers Week runs from 13 - 19 October 2019.

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October 10, 2019

World Mental Health Day 2019

Reducing social stigma key to reducing social isolation.

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September 12, 2019

Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Newstart Inquiry

Carers Australia strongly supports calls for the Federal Government to raise the rate of Newstart and the Youth Allowance.

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August 21, 2019

New Australia-wide, carer regional delivery services announced

Successful tenders for the regional delivery of the new Integrated Carer Support Services announced today.

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