Carers Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Government Department of Social Services Issues Paper: A stronger, more diverse and independent community sector. Carers Australia consider the current reviews into the not-for-profit and community sector vital to improving the outcomes and experiences of Australian communities, as well as the sustainability of the sector moving forward.
Overall, Carers Australia is broadly supportive of all five focus areas identified by the Department and explored within the Issues Paper. Within this response we will address each focus area, considering our experiences as a Community Sector Organisation (CSO) and national peak body.