1 All carers should have the same rights, choices and
opportunities as other Australians, regardless of age, race, sex,
disability, sexuality, religious or political beliefs, Aboriginal
or Torres Strait Islander heritage, cultural or linguistic
differences, socioeconomic status or locality.
2 Children and young people who are carers should have the
same rights as all children and young people and should be
supported to reach their full potential.
3 The valuable social and economic contribution that carers
make to society should be recognised and supported.
4 Carers should be supported to enjoy optimum health and
social wellbeing and to participate in family, social and community
5 Carers should be acknowledged as individuals with their own
needs within and beyond the caring role.
6 The relationship between carers and the persons for whom
they care should be recognised and respected.
7 Carers should be considered as partners with other care
providers in the provision of care, acknowledging the unique
knowledge and experience of carers.
8 Carers should be treated with dignity and respect.
9 Carers should be supported to achieve greater economic
wellbeing and sustainability and, where appropriate, should have
opportunities to participate in employment and education.
10 Support for carers should be timely, responsive,
appropriate and accessible.
long_title: a Bill for an Act to provide for the recognition of carers, and for related purposes
portfolio: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
v_chamber_source: House of Reps