View archived editions of the eBulletin, media releases and President's editorials from 2013.


The Carers NSW eBulletin is a monthly newsletter for professionals interested in carer related issues. 

Featuring research, policy and best practice, as well as news, publications and information on the latest industry related training and events, the eBulletin keeps you informed of the latest developments for carers. You can sign up to the eBulletin online or by contacting our membership officer on membership@carersnsw.org.au or 02 9280 4744.

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December 2013

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February 2013


National Carers Week 2013

National Carers Week 2013 took place between 13-19 October 2013 with ‘Be care aware' as the theme. Many events were held across NSW to celebrate and acknowledge carers, including Carers Day Out on Tuesday 15 October at Martin Place, Sydney.

Biennial Conference 2013

The Carers NSW Biennial Conference brings together health professionals, disability and other service providers, government representatives and employers, and provides an opportunity to explore practice and ideas, research and initiatives in carer support.

The Carers NSW Biennial Conference 2013 was entitled Caring, Working, Living and was held at the Novotel, Sydney Brighton Beach on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March.

The focus of the conference for 2013 was around the themes of:

  • Caring: increasing opportunities for carers to exercise informed choices and to negotiate the shifting policy landscape
  • Working: achieving workplace arrangements that work for working carers
  • Living: sustaining carers' own health and wellbeing in a caring context.

Policy papers and submissions

Our policy team works in a variety of ways to represent carers. We make written submissions and reports, attend meetings and forums, work in partnership with governments and other agencies, provide advice to a range of stakeholders, conduct research to raise the profile of carers within the sector and more broadly.

Our key publicly available written submissions from 2013 are available below.

President's Editorials

The former President of Carers NSW, Laraine Toms, wrote in the Carers NSW newsletter, Carers News, about a range of carer related issues, including diverse themes such as the concept of resilience, the development of carer recognition policy, and many others.



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