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Carers ACT welcomes queries and comments from the media and can assist in providing facts and statistics relevant to the profile of the caring environment both in Australia and in our local community.

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Latest Media Releases & News


Carers Strategy funding is a welcome investment – 2023 Budget response


Carers recognised in law for the first time in the ACT


National Carer Wellbeing Survey – ACT Carers Being Left Behind


National Carers Week – Celebrating 50,000 Carers in the ACT


ACT Budget – A huge disappointment for carers


Challenges of caring increase during lockdown | Canberra Weekly


Introduction of the Carer Recognition Act into the Legislative Assembly


Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety


Consultations on the Carers Recognition Act 2021


Mental Health Care Waiting Times Place Strain on Carers


Carers ACT welcomes the announced Support Package for Young People


Carers ACT Supporting patients and their carers to access TELEHEALTH services 

10 October 2019

List of events to celebrate National Carers Week 2019

Media Release – Carers Week 2019


3 April 2019

Budget 2019 DSS Fact Sheet – Carer Services
Fact sheet from the Australian Government Department of Social Services summarising funding for new services for carers.


20 February 2019

Sponsor Raises One Million Dollars for Carers
Corporate sponsor Shaw Building Group and its suppliers raise over one million dollars in their Annual Charity Bowls Day for carers.


7 November 2018

New Head of Office of Mental Health
Carers ACT welcomes today’s appointment of Dr Elizabeth Moore as  head of the new Office of Mental Health in the ACT.


31 May 2018

Carers Celebrate Launch of Reconciliation Action Plan
We were very proud to officially launch our first Reconciliation Action Plan at our National Reconciliation Week BBQ lunch today. Our RAP outlines the actions we are taking on our journey towards achieving reconciliation (see full document here: http://bit.ly/2LI6r7T).


9 May 2018

Federal Budget 2018 – What it Means for Carers
A useful summary of how the 2018 Federal Budget will affect carers. Prepared by Carers Australia.


5 March 2018

New Integrated Carer Support Model Announced
Federal Government announces a new $85.6 million integrated national approach to delivering carer support services focused on helping carers get the support they need early before they reach crisis point.


16 October 2017

National Carers Week 2017
October 15-21 is National Carers Week where we take time to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution of thousands of unpaid carers around the country.


7 June 2017

An ACT that Cares for Carers – ACT Carers Strategy
The Chief Minister’s budget announcement that the ACT Government will provide support to develop and implement an ACT Carer’s Strategy in partnership with Carers ACT is a welcome initiative for around 46,000 unpaid carers in the ACT, according to Ms Lisa Kelly, CEO Carers ACT.



7 June 2017

Mental Health in the ACT Budget 2017-18
Carers ACT is pleased to see the ACT is committed to funding the mental health of Canberrans as a priority in the ACT Budget 2017-18.


7 June 2017

ACT Budget – Disability Measures
Carers ACT welcomes the range of disability reform initiatives outlined in yesterday’s ACT Budget that will assist unpaid carers who look after people with a disability.


12 May 2017

Carers ACT Appoints New CEO
The Board of Carers ACT is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Lisa Kelly as its new Chief Executive Officer.


7 December 2016

NDIS Falls Short in Meeting Outcomes for ACT Carers
A recent survey of carer and the impact of the NDIS on their caring role found that the NDIS had not improved outcomes for many carers in the ACT.