What the 2022-23 Federal Budget means for carers

Published On: 7 November 2022Categories: Uncategorised

The Albanese Government’s 2022-23 Federal Budget was delivered on 25 October 2022.

It contains several measures that may indirectly support carers through increased supports to the person receiving care.

The government did not implement any of Carers Australia’s pre-budget recommendations.

Carers Australia will look to the government to implement their pre-election commitment to a National Carers’ Strategy within its first term, and continue to advocate for funding in the next Federal Budget. $2 million over 3 years to is dedicated to developing a Carer Friendly Workplace Framework.

Carers may also directly benefit from measures if they are disabled, living with mental ill-health or chronic conditions, or accessing aged care services or seeking employment themselves.

Carers Australia has released a summary of how Budget measures may impact carers.

Read the Federal Budget What it means for carers guide.