News & media

News & announcements

April 16, 2018

Submission to the Aged Care Financing Authority Respite Care Consultation

Our submission to a timely review, given the effects on respite care access of reforms in both residential and community aged care.

April 10, 2018

Submission on 'Encouraging Self-Sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants' Amendment

Our Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee.

March 22, 2018

Centrelink changes will cost carers

Recent legislation changes will negatively impact new carers.

March 8, 2018

Submission on the importance of supported employment

Carers Australia details the importance of supported employment to people with disability and their carers.

March 5, 2018

Q&As regarding announcement of national approach to carer support services

Background info and more detail on today's announcement.

March 5, 2018

New national approach to carer support services announced

A more integrated and nationally consistent model of service delivery.

February 27, 2018

Waiting time for home care packages imposing unsustainable stress on carers of the aged

More Home Care Packages needed for the aged.

February 5, 2018

Serious shortage of respite accommodation in aged care homes revealed

Increased subsidies and greater availability needed for respite.

Preview of 'Survey into carers’ awareness of the Carer Gateway '

December 21, 2017

Survey into carers’ awareness of the Carer Gateway

The Carer Gateway is a national phone and website service developed by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide practical information about services and support for carers.

December 21, 2017

Accessing respite through the NDIS

Carers’ access to planned respite under the NDIS has been a major issue for carers from the beginning of the reform.

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