Category Archives: Carers News

Carer Story: Sandra Oui

Sandra Oui has been looking after her people all her life. Born and bred in Townsville, she is very active in helping fellow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers get …

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New residents waiting periods to affect Carer Allowance

“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 and …

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Carers Queensland 2016/17 Annual Report

It’s been a huge year for Carers Queensland as we doubled in size, expanded our services and built on the success of our existing programs. Read all about it in …

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Cutting access to home-doctor services hurts carers

“Carers Australia is very disappointed to learn of the recommendations of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce on Urgent after-hours primary care services which we believe are likely to …

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Carers need access to respite for NDIS to succeed – Productivity Commission

In recommending improved access to respite for unpaid carers in its report on NDIS Costs, the Productivity Commission has acknowledged that, “Informal care, and the ability to call upon informal …

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A new Patron for Carers Queensland

LADY MAYORESS Anne Quirk is the new Patron for Carers Queensland. Chair of Carers Queensland, Jim Toohey, announced the Brisbane Lady Mayoress’ appointment at the launch of National Carers Week …

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Carers just want a quiet cuppa

For most people eating out, catching up with friends and sitting down with a tea and a book are pastimes we take for granted. But, for Queensland’s 474,300 unpaid family …

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Carers are living in “crisis mode”

Many of Queensland’s 474,300 unpaid family carers are living in crisis mode, according to the latest Quality of Life Audit by peak body Carers Queensland. President Jim Toohey will announce …

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Giving working carers flexible hours benefits everyone

The Australian Council of Trade Unions survey, released on Sunday 27 August at the launch of the Change the Rules for Working Women and Families Campaign, highlights the issues faced …

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Young carers put at educational disadvantage

A new report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has highlighted how young carers in education are often disadvantaged due to the responsibilities of their caring role. The …

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Threat to home doctor services of concern to family and friend carers

“Carers Australia is very concerned about the impact on family and friend carers of some of the recommendations on urgent after hours GP services published in a recent report,” said …

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Carers Australia welcomes government’s endorsement of the Young Carer Bursary Program

“Today’s announcement that the Federal government will commit $1 million to the continuation of the Young Carer Bursary Program in 2018 is very welcome”, said Ara Cresswell, CEO of Carers …

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