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Girls call for Revolutionary Reset in roadmap to be presented to the United Nations
A ground-breaking research project led by girls from Australia and Vietnam has mapped out a vision for a better and more equal post-COVID world.
1060 girls from 99 countries contributed to the research project that has been led by 22 young women from Australia and Vietnam and supported by the charity for girls’ equality Plan International Australia. These are the girls who will present the report to the UN general assembly later in the year. Read More + ... See MoreSee Less
Upholding the rights of older workers - employer training
With support from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, the Commission has developed an online training package on Upholding the rights of older workers. Access to this online training package is free of charge.Want to know more? Submit your interest online here to receive further information!
With support from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, the Commission has developed an online training package on Upholding the rights of older workers. Access to this online training packag...
Employees who use domestic and family violence: a workplace response Male Champions of Change 29 Jul 2020 | Guide | Social issues
Leading Australian employers are set to tackle the confronting issue of employees who use domestic and family violence as part of nationwide efforts to end this endemic societal scourge. This resource recognises that any comprehensive workplace response to domestic and family violence must also include approaches to employees who use domestic and family violence.https://apo.org.au/node/307172?utm_source=APO+Subscribers&utm_campaign=3dc6272207-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_08_04_11_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1452ee3b6b-3dc6272207-84295893&mc_cid=3dc6272207&mc_eid=1462d8fc1e ... See MoreSee Less
Leading Australian employers are set to tackle the confronting issue of employees who use domestic and family violence as part of nationwide efforts to end this endemic societal scourge. This resource...
The value of informal care in 2020 31 JUL 2020 Deloitte Access Economics PUBLISHER Carers Australia
Informal, unpaid carers provide care to others in need of assistance or support, and are usually friends or family of the person in need. They make a significant contribution to the care and wellbeing of people with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness and the frail aged.
Informal carers provide a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of Australians in need of support and assistance, the magnitude of which only underscores the impending policy challenges faced by Australia. Greater recognition and awareness of carer demographics and preferences will ensure that approaches to social policy are responsive to the needs of carers and care recipients alike, resulting in improvements in welfare for Australia in the future.
This report estimates the total value of informal care provided in Australia today and examines the implications of demographic trends and projections for informal care in the future.
Section 1 identifies who Australia’s carers are and provides a demographic profile of carers and their characteristics.
Section 2 provides an estimate of the replacement cost value of the total amount of informal care provided in Australia in 2020 and discusses this value in the context of existing literature on other domestic and international studies.
Section 3 provides an estimate of the opportunity cost value of informal care provided in Australia in 2020.
Section 4 forecasts the supply and demand for informal carers over the next ten years and includes qualitative analysis of the issues raised by this analysis, including changes in the propensity to care and policy implications.
It is estimated that there are almost 2.8 million informal carers, comprised of around 906,000 primary carers and 1.9 million non-primary carers in Australia in 2020. This represents a 5.5% increase in the number of carers since 2018 due to population growth.
Nearly 36% of primary carers fall within lowest socioeconomic quintiles 1 and 2, compared to nearly 26% of non-primary carers and 18% of non-carers.
Informal, unpaid carers provide care to others in need of assistance or support, and are usually friends or family of the person in need. This report estimates the total value of informal care provide...