Carers and associates
Unlawful discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act includes discrimination because a person is an associate of a person with a disability. Associates include partners and families, friends, and carers.
Carers also play an important role in supporting and advocating for the rights of people with disability.
The resources and links on this page may be of interest and assistance to carers and families.
- Carers Australia
National peak representative body site including reports, resources, an extensive links page and contacts
- Young People in Nursing Homes National Alliance (YPINH)
National organisation promoting the rights of younger people with high and complex support needs living in residential aged care facilities (or at risk of placement there), to have choice about where they live and how they are supported.
- Australian Government carers information page
- Centrelink: Information for Carers
- Carers Information: Health Insite : Information about carer support services and caring for people with specific conditions.
- Department of Health and Ageing CareSearch site carers page
- Commonwealth State Territory Disability Agreement (CSTDA)
For State / Territory Government information follow the links from the State or Territory Carers Association in your area
Reports and inquiries
- Carer Payment Child Review Report - Carer Payment (Child): A New Approach (7 February 2008)
- Senate inquiry into better support for carers
- Report and recommendations by the Senate Community Affairs Committee on the outcomes of its Parliamentary Inquiry into Funding and operation of the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement (8 February 2007).
"In My Shoes"- ABC Four Corners program on carers May 2008:
Taskforce on Care Costs (TOCC)
TOCC is a strategic alliance between peak non-government and business groups aimed at investigating the financial cost of care and how those costs impact workforce participation of carers.
The young carers website provides information, contacts and support for young carers, parents, and primary teachers.
Working Carers Support Gateway
A website to help people who are both working and caring.