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Unpaid carers, national peak bodies and support organisations to appear before parliamentary committee

Department of the House of Representatives 2 mins read

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will hold public hearings on Thursday, 24 August and Tuesday, 29 August as part of its inquiry into the recognition of unpaid carers to shed more light on the challenges faced by unpaid carers and inform recommendations to amend the Carer Recognition Act 2010 (the Act).

Chair of the Committee, Ms Peta Murphy MP, said ‘on Thursday, we will hear from carer support groups and organisations, national peak bodies, and four individual carers. This hearing will be an opportunity for diverse voices to contribute to discussions about the value of unpaid care and the unique requirements of specific cohorts.’

‘Hearing from individual carers will also offer a closer look into the daily realities of unpaid carer responsibilities and highlight the emotional, financial, and logistical aspects of their roles,’ Ms Murphy said.

On Tuesday, 29 August, the Committee will hear from carer support organisations from various states and territories, as well as organisations dedicated to assisting specific groups of unpaid carers, including young carers and those tending to children with cancer.

Ms Murphy said, ‘not all unpaid carers are expressly identified or recognised in the Act. Hearing from these support organisations will help inform the Committee make its recommendations to government on how the Act can be more inclusive and better recognise the needs and challenges of unpaid carers.’

Programs for the Committee’s upcoming hearings will be made available on the inquiry website here.

Public hearings details

Date: Thursday, 24 August 2023
Time: 10:00am to 3:30pm AEST
Location: via videoconference

Date: Tuesday, 29 August 2023
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm AEST
Location: via videoconference

The hearings will be live streamed on the APH website: www.aph.gov.au/live.

Further information about the inquiry, including published submissions, hearing dates and transcripts, are available on the inquiry webpage.

Media inquiries

Ms Peta Murphy MP
Peta.Murphy.MP@aph.gov.au
03 9781 2333

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2358
spla.reps@aph.gov.au

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website: www.aph.gov.au/spla. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. 

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