Recognition Matters: Strengthening the Carer Recognition Act and carer representation within Government

This is the second submission Carers Australia has provided to assist with the Committee’s work. The first response outlined key information about Australia’s carers, information on Carers Recognition Acts across Australia, and examined the extent to which the introduction of the Federal Carer Recognition Act 2010 is reflected in other legislation directly affecting carers.

This submission assesses more deeply the effectiveness of the national Carer Recognition Act and its Statement for Australia’s Carers. Much of this response will focus on identifying the necessary changes needed to the Act to enable better carer recognition outcomes.