Viewing articles in Tag:

Carers

Filter Articles

Greens call for better support & employment services for Australia’s carers

The Australian Greens said today that newly released ABS data highlights an increase in the number of primary carers and the need to provide better support them and understand their needs.

"Figures released by the ABS today show that there were 2.7 million people providing informal care in 2012, around 29% of them as primary carers. There has been an increase in the number of primary carers providing 40 or more hours of care each week, up from 35% in 2009 to 39% in 2012," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services said today.

Read more