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Increased Assistance for Australia’s Carers

Below is a news update from Ross Vasta MP.  Federal Member for Bonner

With almost 2.7 million carers in Australia, the Government recognises their important contribution to our society. New measures in the 2015-16 Budget will simplify and streamline support for carers of people with disability, a medical condition, mental illness or someone who is aged.

The Government will invest $33.7 million in the Integrated Plan for Carer Support Services, which will streamline and coordinate services for carers. It will also deliver a National Carer Gateway from 1 December 2015 that will provide a carer-specific entry point for all carers to access information, support and referral to services, via a national telephone contact centre and website.

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