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Fighting for Australia’s silent heroes

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th August 2021 -  As the CEO of Carers Australia, Liz Callaghan is fighting to give a voice to the millions of unpaid carers across the country. She’s this week’s Changemaker.  Creating purpose and

Unpaid Carers Facing Significant Economic Disadvantage

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  Unpaid carers in Australia face a significant economic disadvantage, research reveals, prompting the launch of a campaign to bridge the gap between unpaid care and workforce participation

Sponsor a Carer to Attend the 7th International Carers Conference in Adelaide

Contributor, Tuesday, 18th July 2017 -  Carers Australia is calling for support in getting unpaid carers to the 7th International Carers Conference in October. Hosted by Carers Australia, this very important international

Australia to Host 7th International Carers Conference

Contributor, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 -  Hosted by Carers Australia, the upcoming International Carers Conference will bring together national and international experts to discuss the new world of caring. Globally we

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

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…

Audit Avoids the Real Problem – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Friday, 2nd May 2014 -  The Australian Council of Social Service says the biggest failure of the National Commission of Audit report is that the Commission never got the chance to look at the real problem…

NFP Funding for Disability Workshops

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 16th July 2013 -  A Not for Profit Consortium between Carers Australia and the First Step Alliance has received funding to deliver 300 workshops over two years across the country as part of the Federal…

Carers Australia Appoints New CEO

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd September 2011 -  Carers Australia has appointed Reconciliation Australia Director Ara Cresswell as CEO. Image: New Carers Australia CEO Ara Cresswell   Cresswell was Director of Policy…

Carers Benefit from Government’s New National Strategy

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th August 2011 -  Australia's 2.6 million carers will receive improved recognition and support following the launch of the Gillard Government's National Carer Strategy. The Strategy…

Early Intervention Support for Children with Disabilities

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th May 2011 -  National peak body Carers Australia has been selected to provide a dedicated registration service to better support parents of children with specific disabilities in accessing…

Unpaid Carers Provide $41 billion Each Year

Staff Reporter, Monday, 18th October 2010 -  It would cost nearly $41 billion per year to replace Australia’s 2.9 million unpaid carers according to a new report released by peak body Carers Australia. The replacement…
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