Media releases

October 13, 2019

Tell Us Why You Care this National Carers Week!

National Carers Week runs from 13 - 19 October 2019.

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October 10, 2019

World Mental Health Day 2019

Reducing social stigma key to reducing social isolation.

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August 21, 2019

New Australia-wide, carer regional delivery services announced

Successful tenders for the regional delivery of the new Integrated Carer Support Services announced today.

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July 22, 2019

Carers Australia calls on the Government to Raise the Rate

A minimum $75 per week increase to Newstart needed.

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June 26, 2019

Shorter wait times for children waiting for early intervention services under the NDIS welcomed

Access to 'interim plans' for those waiting more than 50 days.

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May 9, 2019

Greens' policy on Fair Work amendments good for carers

Provisions to redress a particular inequity in current Act.

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April 17, 2019

Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness important for the ongoing wellbeing of unpaid carers

Partnership with Sleep Health Foundation to conduct research into impacts of sleep-deprivation on unpaid carers.

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April 3, 2019

Additional support for carers welcomed

Encouraging that new funding made available in the Federal Budget is in addition to previously announced funding.

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February 25, 2019

Carers Australia welcomes vote for Royal Commission into Disability Abuse

Previous enquiries have had limited effect.

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November 13, 2018

Call for superannuation guarantee for carers

Senate Motion recognises the plight of carers who have had to give up paid work to provide unpaid care.

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