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Saturday, 20 February 2010

(NSW) Liberals offer hope to carers

Andrew Clennell, reports in today's Sydney Morning Herald, on a recent policy release by the NSW State Opposition:

The rights of the state's 750,000 carers would be enshrined in legislation for the first time if the Coalition wins office at the state election next year, forcing government agencies to give carers more help and support.

An act similar to a British law would legislate that government agencies undertake individual assessments of carers' physical and psychological needs and that government departments take carers' needs into account

Click here for the full text of the SMH report.

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