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Category Archives: Media Release

Quality of Life survey shows carers are becoming more socially isolated

Oct 15 2018

Social isolation and profound loneliness are two common factors in the lives of unpaid carers in Queensland, Carers Queensland’s Quality of Life Audit 2018 has revealed. …

Minister Coralee O’Rourke to launch National Carers Week in Brisbane

Sep 26 2018

Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors, Coralee O’Rourke will officially launch National Carers Week 2018 on Friday 12 October at the Gala …

Carers Queensland to improve disability support with new NDIS funding

Jun 04 2018

4 June 2018 Carers Queensland is the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Local Area Coordination, Partners in the Community service provider for five new service …

Budget 2018: What it means for carers

May 10 2018

The 2018-19 Australian Federal Budget was released on Tuesday 8 May . The Budget included the measures to design and fund an integrated service delivery system …

Carers Queensland first NFP to gain Rainbow Tick accreditation in Queensland

May 08 2018

Carers Queensland is the first not for profit organisation to be accredited with the Rainbow Tick in Queensland, joining a growing number of businesses in Australia …

Young Carers take centre stage at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

Apr 05 2018

Tuppence, 23, has faced many challenges in life. She was only 17 and in her final week of high school when her father had a stroke …

Centrelink changes will cost carers

Mar 22 2018

Changes to legislation passed by the Senate on 21 March means that carers – who often already wait many weeks or months to have their claims …

New national approach to carer support services

Mar 05 2018

Minister for Social Services, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, today announced that the government has approved the long-awaited introduction of a new national approach to carer …

Waiting time imposing stress on carers

Feb 27 2018

Carers Australia has joined with Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), Baptist Care Australia and Uniting Care Australia in urging the government to release more Home …