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Recognising carers, whether to mandate the vaccine, and the way forward

Contributor, Wednesday, 8th December 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


Thursday is the final ACOSS Policy Webinar for the year, which will focus on the Uluru Statement from the

The second NDIS shock absorber: The disability workforce

Fran Connelley, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  The NDIS has fundamentally changed the nature of work in this sector, and the reality is that the current funding model is failing to attract and retain a qualified, motivated and suitably

Carer KaFE Seeks Expressions of Interest For 2019

Contributor, Tuesday, 6th November 2018 -  In order to increase learning and development opportunities for kinship and foster carers across Victoria, Carer KaFE is seeking expressions of interests from training providers

One to Watch: Adam Jahnke

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 17th October 2017 -  Adam Jahnke is the co-founder and CEO of Umps Health which uses smart technology to support older people and their care providers. He is One to Watch. A total of 60 of Australia’s brightest

Shift to Shared Economy Paradigm a ‘Game Changer’ For Disability Workforce

Wendy Williams, Monday, 17th July 2017 -  A new online marketplace where older Australians and people with disability can connect directly with care support providers promises to be a “game-changer” for workers in home

NDIS Tipped to Create 1300 Jobs in NT

Wendy Williams, Friday, 27th January 2017 -  As many as 1,300 new jobs are set to be created in the Northern Territory by 2020 as a result of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The figures, revealed in the National Disability

Study into the Effect of the NDIS on Carers

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 25th January 2017 -  The wellbeing of carers caring for an individual participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may not have improved compared to those not on the scheme, according…

Education Bursaries Open to Young Carers

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd August 2016 -  Young carers between the ages of 12 and 25 are eligible to apply for national education and training bursaries under the Young Carer Bursary Programme. Carers Australia CEO Ara Cresswell

Carers Govt Advisory Group Named

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 25th June 2015 -  The Federal Government has announced the members of a new Carer Gateway Advisory Group to lead an initiative to support Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers. The Government…

Young Carers Given Funding Boost

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 31st March 2015 -  The Abbott Government will provide 150 extra scholarships for young carers in an attempt to get them back into school. After completing the final leg of the 500km Pollie Pedal, an event…

Funding Extension for Mental Illness Programs

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 17th February 2015 -  The Abbott Government is to extend funding for two programs that provide support for people with a mental illness and their carers. The Government says organisations that currently…

Top Carers in Australia Recognised

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 17th November 2014 -  Five carers have been recognised as inspirational leaders at the inaugural National Carer Awards on the Gold Coast. The National Carer Awards celebrated the contribution of carers…
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