Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

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'.

Payment Integrity Bill 2017

31 July 2017 – 152.44 KB

The measure to lengthen residency requirements in respect of Aged Pension and Disability Support Pension is concerning to Carers Australia. While the people affected are likely to have access to Special Benefit during the extended period, its payment rate, supplements and access to concessions is significantly lower than for pensions.

Better Targeting Student Payments Bill

31 July 2017 – 151.79 KB

Reductions to some education payments and supplements will adversely affect the capacity of carers to continue their studies.

Carbon Tax Compensation Bill

10 July 2017 – 150.5 KB

Carers Australia considers the Energy Supplement remains necessary for income support recipients, who are all facing record increases in energy prices.

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry on NDIS costs

30 March 2017 – 1.12 MB

Carers Australia proposes recommendations to address problems which have arisen with the implementation of the NDIS to date.

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health problem

3 March 2017 – 332.62 KB

An important opportunity to identify how the NDIS has impacted their carers.

Submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings & Childcare Reform) Bill 2017

2 March 2017 – 409.53 KB

Our Submission, primarily focusing on the impact on carers of the proposed amendments.

Pre-Budget Submission 2017 – 2018

24 January 2017 – 416.6 KB

Carers Australia's Pre-Budget Submission to the Australian Government, outlining our recommendations for the Federal Budget.

Submission on Delivering an Integrated Carer Support Service

16 December 2016 – 987.28 KB

Comprehensive and equitable service offerings of a generally positive model, although number of areas require greater clarification.

Submission to the Aged Care Legislated Review

5 December 2016 – 447.66 KB

A Submission focused on the impacts of reforms on carers' access to services which support them in their caring role.

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Economics: Budget Savings (Omnibus ) Bill 2016

16 September 2016 – 480.1 KB

Carers Australia's comments regarding removal of backdating of the Carer Allowance, and the removal of the Energy Supplement to new social security and family assistance payments recipients.

Submission to the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation

16 September 2016 – 589.45 KB

Carers Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation to the expert review panel, and we look forward to reading the final report next year.