Media releases

October 14, 2018

Tell Us Why You Care this National Carers Week!

National Carers Week 2018 runs from 14 - 20 October.

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July 16, 2018

Carers Australia partners on My Health Record

Opt-out period opens today.

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May 8, 2018

Carers can benefit from some increased investment in home care packages

Budget goes some way to improving access to home care packages for the aged and their carers.

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May 8, 2018

Carers Australia welcomes major injection of funds in Disability Employment Services

Increased funding can also have positive effect on carers.

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March 5, 2018

New national approach to carer support services announced

Long-awaited new approach to national carer support services approved.

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February 27, 2018

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

There is an increasing need for more Home Care Packages for the aged.

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February 4, 2018

Serious shortage of respite accommodation in aged care homes revealed

Increased subsidies and greater availability needed for respite.

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December 19, 2017

Carers Australia congratulates the new Minister for Social Services on his appointment

Carers Australia would like to congratulate the Hon Dan Tehan MP on his appointment as the Minister for Social Services.

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December 18, 2017

New residents waiting periods – impact on carers

Carers Australia is very concerned that the new resident waiting period for carers and others who rely on Government income support will be extended from two to three years.

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