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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

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…

Senate Inquiry Reports on Grandparent Carers

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 30th October 2014 -  A Senate Committee report to Federal Parliament into grandparent carers has called for financial and legal support for the often-ignored grandparents raising grandchildren as…

Carers’ Role in NDIS Uncertain

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th October 2014 -  The future of support for carers is “highly uncertain” as NSW transitions towards the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), according to a new report by peak…

Online Survey on NSW Carers Strategy

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th February 2014 -  Not for Profits and carers are being urged to take part in an online survey to assist in the development of the NSW Carers Strategy led by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.…

More Older Aussies Working and Caring – Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th January 2014 -  The number of older Australians balancing work and unpaid caring is growing and forcing more people to remain in the workforce for longer, a recent report has found. The report, called…
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