February 2, 2018

Improving access to aged residential respite care

Reports to Carers Australia and state and territory Carer Associations of difficulties finding residential respite care to support carers of the aged have been increasing.

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January 29, 2018

All about carers

This factsheet contains statistics and information about carers in Australia.

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January 19, 2018

Specialist Dementia Care Units

Carers of people with dementia not only provide more hours of care on average than most other categories of carers, but they are also more likely to experience significant strain, stress and psychological...

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December 19, 2017

Carers Australia congratulates the new Minister for Social Services on his appointment

Carers Australia would like to congratulate the Hon Dan Tehan MP on his appointment as the Minister for Social Services.

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December 19, 2017

Pre-Budget submission 2018-19

Despite widespread political and community recognition that the contribution of unpaid family and friend carers is essential to the continuing affordability of aged care and disability care, direct funding...

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December 18, 2017

New residents waiting periods – impact on carers

Carers Australia is very concerned that the new resident waiting period for carers and others who rely on Government income support will be extended from two to three years.

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December 18, 2017

New restrictions on after hours home doctors will hurt carers

Following the Government’s announcement today of changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), carers who call an after hours service for a home visit will face high out of pocket expenses.

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December 7, 2017

Redesign of Dementia Consumer Supports

Carers Australia supports the redesign of dementia supports for consumers with the objective of achieving a more integrated and streamlined system of care. However, we are disappointed that there is less...

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October 20, 2017

Carers adversely affected by Taskforce recommendations on after-hours home doctor services

Our media release regarding proposed changes to after-hours primary care services.

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