April 16, 2018

Submission to the Aged Care Financing Authority Respite Care Consultation

Our submission into a review of the use of respite care and the appropriateness of current funding arrangements.

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April 10, 2018

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Encouraging Self-Sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants) Bill 2018

Our Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee.

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March 8, 2018

Submission on Supported Employment

Our Submission to the DSS Discussion Paper on the importance of supported employment to people with disability and their carers.

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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

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 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 11, 2017

Inquiry on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017

Without better evidence of the value of the cashless debit card in meeting its objectives, Carers Australia does not support the extension of the Cashless Debit Card to new areas, more participants, and...

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September 8, 2017

Future Reform - an integrated care at home program to support older Australians

In this submission Carers Australia's primary focus is on family and friend carers of the aged. We also respond to more general issues relating to propositions for a more integrated home care program to...

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August 17, 2017

Carers Australia Submission to Joint House NDIS Inquiry into NDIS Transitional Arrangements

The main focus of this submission is the transition issues arising from national and state/territory government contributions to the NDIS which are leading to the diminution of supports for carers.

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August 11, 2017

Provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach

Carers Australia broadly supports the concept of an integrated approach to early intervention services for children with developmental needs.

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