Submission
Carers Australia response to the Disability Employment Services Quality Framework Discussion Paper

13 March 2023 – 197.54 KB

Carers Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) consultation on the Disability Employment Services Quality Framework Discussion Paper1 (Discussion Paper). It is of great importance to carers2 of working age family members or friends with disability, chronic illness and/or a mental illness or disorders that those they care for can find sustainable and meaningful employment.
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Response to the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations – Jobs and Skills Australia Discussion Paper

10 February 2023 – 285.52 KB

Carers Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations Jobs and Skills Australia Discussion Paper1 (Discussion Paper), as an opportunity to provide views to inform the establishment of Jobs and Skills Australia.
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Response to the Select Senate Community Affairs Inquiry into the Extent and Nature of Poverty in Australia

3 February 2023 – 456.8 KB

An evaluation on the “Value of informal care” undertaken by Deloitte Access Economics estimated that a total of nearly 2.2 billion hours of care were provided in 2020 and that the total cost to replace all informal care in that year would be $77 billion.
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Carers Australia response to the National Dementia Action Plan Consultation Paper

2 February 2023 – 195.32 KB

We have appreciated involvement in the Plan’s development as members of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing’s Dementia Expert Advisory Group, as well as the facilitating consultations that involve people with lived experience of dementia and their carers.
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Response to The Australian Government Treasury: Employment White Paper Terms of Reference

1 December 2022 – 418.26 KB

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Inquiry into long COVID and repeated COVID infections

30 November 2022 – 291.78 KB

Carers Australia's response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport ‘Inquiry into long COVID and repeated COVID infections’
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Carers Australia Submission to In Home Support Discussion Paper

25 November 2022 – 229.51 KB

For Carers Australia response to the Department of Health and Aged Care: A New Program for In-Home Aged Care Discussion Paper.
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Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

12 October 2022 – 273.15 KB

Inquiry into the Capability and Culture of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
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Carers Australia Response to IHACPA Aged Care Pricing Framework Consultation

11 October 2022 – 253.71 KB

Carers Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation paper. Carers of the aged have a very direct interest in a residential aged care system which is properly funded to provide accessible, high quality care to their family members or friends when they can no longer care for them at home. Indeed, many carers fill in the gaps in care and support for their loved ones and act as advocates where the care provided in residential care is considered inadequate.
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Response to the Australian Government Select Senate Community Affairs Inquiry on Work and Care

13 September 2022 – 470.94 KB

Carers Australia welcomes the establishment of the Senate Select Committee on Work and Care and the opportunity to respond to the Terms of Reference. Carers Australia and the National Carer Network - our members, the peak carer organisations in each state and territory - have been advocating for over 30 years for carers seeking to juggle work and care.
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Carers Australia submission to Productivity Commission Carer Leave Inquiry

8 September 2022 – 642.96 KB

Carers Australia and the Network of State and Territory Carers Associations are pleased that the recommendation of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety “to examine the potential impact of amending the National Employment Standards under Part 2-2 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) to provide for an additional entitlement to unpaid carer’s leave” has been referred to a Productivity Commission inquiry.
Submission
Response to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee: Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Repeal of the Cashless Debit Card and Other Measures) Bill 2022

10 August 2022 – 187.84 KB

Carers Australia has opposed the introduction of the Cashless Debit Care (CDC) since its introduction was first mooted, both in written submissions and in discussions with the relevant Minister at the time.