Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

Submission
Submission to the Aged Care Financing Authority Respite Care Consultation

16 April 2018 – 946.39 KB

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

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

10 April 2018 – 250.39 KB

Our Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee.

Submission
Submission on Supported Employment

8 March 2018 – 287.29 KB

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

Submission
Specialist Dementia Care Units

19 January 2018 – 879.79 KB

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 illness, such as clinical depression.

Submission
Pre-Budget submission 2018-19

19 December 2017 – 793.65 KB

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 for support services to assist carers with their own needs has been declining over a number of years.

Submission
Pre-Budget submission 2018-19

19 December 2017 – 793.65 KB

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 for support services to assist carers with their own needs has been declining over a number of years.

Submission
Redesign of Dementia Consumer Supports

7 December 2017 – 659.51 KB

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 of a focus on the information and specific supports required by carers of people of dementia than we would have expected.

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

11 October 2017 – 156.21 KB

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 beyond the current end date.

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

8 September 2017 – 843.29 KB

In this submission our primary focus is on family and friend carers of the aged, although we have also responded to more general issues relating to propositions for a more integrated home care program to support older Australians. In this context we note that older carers may also be consumers of aged care services in their own right.

Submission
Submission to Joint House NDIS Inquiry into NDIS Transitional Arrangements

17 August 2017 – 406.09 KB

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.

Submission
Provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach

11 August 2017 – 700.92 KB

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

Submission
Welfare Reform Bill

31 July 2017 – 155.61 KB

Carers Australia's position on two provisions of the recent Bill, which affect qualification for Carer Payment and the 'intent to claim provisions'.