Publications

April 5, 2019

Federal Budget 2019 - What It Means For Carers

Carers Australia has produced a document providing an overview of all those measures within the recent Federal Budget which may impact upon carers.

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October 17, 2018

Position paper: NDIS Reasonable and Necessary Supports – the Case for Respite

Carers Australia supports the recommendations of the Productivity Commission in relation to respite.

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October 16, 2018

Respite Care Refused By NDIS?

NDIS participants who do not agree with the support provided for in their plans are able to have planners’ decisions reviewed.

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October 16, 2018

Review of NDIS respite care decisions by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal – a resource for carers

This resource has been prepared for carers and NDIS participants who wish to have their respite care decisions reviewed.

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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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May 6, 2016

2016-17 Federal Budget - what it means for carers

Carers Australia has produced a document providing an overview of all those measures within the recent Federal Budget which may impact upon carers.

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August 25, 2014

Comments on the Exposure Draft for Employment Services 2015-'20

Our response to the new employment services model proposals.

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August 8, 2014

Submission to the Interim Report of the Welfare Review

Our response to the proposed reforms to the structure of the welfare system.

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August 8, 2014

Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Inquiry on Social Services Budget Amendments

Key concerns about the proposed Budget changes highlighted in new Submission.

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May 27, 2014

Dying at home: Preferences and the role of unpaid carers

A discussion paper on supporting carers for in-home, end-of-life care.

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December 3, 2013

Young Carers in Tertiary Education

Carers Australia analyses the current status and situation of young carers in tertiary education, and makes recommendations on how to improve recognition and support.

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August 21, 2013

Culturally and linguistically diverse carers in Australia: background report

A report by Carers Australia providing a profile on CALD carers in Australia, with an overview of the services, programs, resources and relevant policies and strategies which affect them.

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July 30, 2013

Mental Health and DisabilityCare Australia - Roundtable Report

A summary of views expressed by participants of a roundtable focused on how the eligibility criteria for DisabilityCare Australia would affect people with psychosocial disability.

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July 30, 2013

Implementation of DisabilityCare Australia in rural and remote areas - roundtable report

A report on a roundtable held to investigate some of the practical strategies that will make the NDIS work well in rural and remote areas.

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July 30, 2013

Ensuring people from NESB and CALD backgrounds have equitable access to the NDIS

Feedback from a roundtable focused on people from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) and/or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).

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July 30, 2013

Disability at the Margins of DisabilityCare Australia

A summary of views expressed at the 'Disability at the Margins' Roundtable, which focused on people with a disability who may be 'at the margins' of DisabilityCare Australia.

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July 30, 2013

Implementing the NDIS in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

A summary of the the views expressed by participants at the NDIS Roundtable held at Parliament House on 6th June 2013.

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