Social Services measures affecting carers

Social Services measures affecting carers

Posted September 29, 2017

The Government announced measures in the 2017 Budget that could affect carers and Carers Australia has made submissions to the Senate Committee considering the legislation before it is finally voted on by the Parliament.

If the legislation is passed, the measures would:

Carers Australia has strongly advocated against these measures to the Senate Committee and these objections have been noted in the Committee’s reports.

We will continue to speak out to oppose these changes on behalf of carers, when they, and people with care needs, face lower payments and less support.

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