Policy papers and submissions

Publishing papers and preparing written submissions are the main ways our Policy Team tells the NSW and Australian governments about what carers need.

Papers and articles

The following papers and articles have been written or published by our Policy Team in response to particular policy issues. For papers and articles prepared by our Research Team, go to the Research page.

Carers NSW (2016) Give us a break! Evidence that Australian carers still need respite. Carers NSW, Sydney.

Saich, F. and Broady, T. (2016) 'The Carer Payment: a double-edged sword for young carers', Paper presented at the Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference, 1-2 December 2016, Brisbane.

Judd, S., Taylor, K. and Broady, T. (2016) 'What is there for carers in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?', Paper presented at the Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 2016, 6 July, Melbourne. 

Broady, T. and Simpson, C. (2016) 'Living with mental illness: focusing on carers', Paper presented at the Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 2016, 7 July, Melbourne. 

Broady, T. and Gritschneder, Y. (2016) 'Sandwich carers: feeling the squeeze', Paper presented at the Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 2016, 7 July, Melbourne. 

Gritschneder, Y. (2015) 'Let the craft revolution begin: Carers craft studio', The Country Web, Issue 62, Spring 2015, Rural Women's Network.

Judd, S. (2015) 'Housing and the NDIS: issues and implications for carers', Around the House, no. 102, Shelter NSW.

Judd, S. (2015) 'The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Where do carers stand?' Paper presented at the Carers NSW Biennial Conference, 22 May 2015, Olympic Park

Judd, S., Simpson, C. and Broady, T. (2015) 'What are carers entitled to in the NDIS? Rights and realities in the NSW trial site.' Paper presented at the Australian Social Policy Conference, Randwick.

Carers NSW (2014) The NDIS one year in: Experiences of carers in the Hunter trial site

Carers Victoria and Carers NSW (2014) 'Connecting LGBTIQ carers', Paper presented at the Carers Australia National Carer Conference, Gold Coast

Gritschneder, Y. (2014) 'CALD carers experiences with disability sector reforms in NSW', Australian Mosaic, Winter 2014, Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia.

Judd, S. (2014) 'The importance of carer support in securing appropriate housing for people with disability', Parity, Vol. 27, Issue 5, Council for Homeless Persons

Clements, L. (2013) Does your carer take sugar? Carers and human rights: The parallel struggles of disabled people and carers for equal treatment

Gritschneder, Y. (2013) 'Identifying and addressing barriers for CALD carers', Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia Conference, Gold Coast.

Judd, S. and Gritschneder, Y. (2013) 'Housing stress: a cost of caring?', Around the House, no. 94, Shelter NSW.

Submissions from 2016

Carers NSW submission to the IPART issues paper on social and affordable housing rents

Carers NSW submission on the draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan

Carers NSW submission to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority on their discussion papers regarding claims handling, dispute resolution and insurer profits

Carers NSW submission to the discussion paper Foundations for change - Homelessness in NSW

Carers NSW submission to the Guardianship Act 1987 review question paper, Preconditions for alternative decision making

Carers NSW submission to the Inquiry into suicide by veterans and ex-service personnel

Carers NSW submission to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

Carers NSW submission to Inquiry into Access to Transport in Rural and Regional areas

Carers NSW submission to the discussion paper and draft service concept for the new Integrated Carer Support Service

Carers NSW submission to the proposed Guardianship Regulation 2016

Carers NSW submission to the First review of the Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme

Carers NSW submission in response to the NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Commissioning Framework consultation draft

Carers NSW submission to the NSW CTP Review

Carers NSW submission to the Review of the Carers (Recognition) Act 2010

Carers NSW submission on Specialist Disability Accommodation and the NDIS 

Carers NSW submission to the Parliamentary inquiry into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment

Carers NSW preliminary submission to the Review of the Guardianship Act 1987

Carers NSW submission on accommodation for people with disabilities and the NDIS

Carers NSW response to the Mental Health in Multicultural Australia project consultation

Carers NSW submission to the Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010

Submissions from 2015

Carers NSW submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with disability

Carers NSW submission to the NSW Government inquiry into elder abuse

Carers NSW submission to the Department of Social Services National Disability Employment Framework Issues Paper

Carers NSW submission to the Department of Social Services Review of the National Disability Advocacy Framework review

Carers NSW submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into service coordination in communities with high social needs

Carers NSW submission into the Parliamentary Inquiry into current levels of access and attainment for students with disability in the school system, and the impact on students and families associated with inadequate levels of support

Carers NSW response to the Department of Health Discussion Paper on Better outcomes for people living with chronic and complex health conditions through primary health Carers NSW

Carers NSW submission to the NSW Government Point to point transport review

Carers NSW joint submission with Carers WA to the Australian Government review of the National Safety and Quality in Health care Standards

Carers NSW response to the FACS discussion paper on social housing in NSW

Carers NSW response to the Exposure Draft of the User Rights Amendment (Consumer Directed Care) Principles 2015

Carers NSW response to the Draft Quality and Safeguarding Framework for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Carers NSW response to the Draft Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Framework for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Carers NSW response to the Mental Health Commission of NSW: Medication and Mental Illness.

Carers NSW submission to the inquiry into the adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia

Carers NSW response to the South Western Sydney Local Health District’s Palliative Care Strategic Plan

Submissions from 2014

Carers NSW response to the Draft guidelines for the use of Telehealth for Clinical and non-Clinical settings in NSW

Carers NSW submission to the Inquiry into health policy, administration and expenditure

Carers NSW response to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal review of external benefits of public transport.

Carers NSW submission to the NSW Ombudsman on complaints handling in relation to people with disability.

Carers NSW response to Productivity Commission draft report ‘Child Care and Early Childhood Leaning'

Carers NSW response to the Draft report of the review of Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

Carers NSW submission to NSW Rural Health Plan Issues Paper

Carers NSW submission in response to Disability Inclusion Bill 2014 consultation draft

Carers NSW response to the Agency for Clinical Innovation Strategic Framework for Integrated care of the older person with complex health needs

Carers NSW response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the prevalence of different types of speech, language and communication disorders and speech pathology services in Australia

Carers NSW submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Affordable housing

Carers NSW submission to the NSW Inquiry into social, public and affordable housing

Carers NSW submission to the Inquiry into out-of-pocket costs in Australian healthcare

Carers NSW submission to the Review of Australia’s Welfare System Interim Report: A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes

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