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Carer Recognition Act 2010 Guidelines

The Carer Recognition Act 2010 aims to increase recognition and awareness of the role carers play in providing daily care and support to people with disability, medical conditions, mental illness or who are frail aged.

The Carer Recognition Act 2010 Guidelines have been developed to assist Australian Public Service Agencies and Commonwealth Government funded providers to meet their responsibilities under the Act.

For more information or to make an inquiry regarding the Carer Recognition Act 2010 Guidelines email: carersupport@dss.gov.au

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