Tasmanian carers will meet federal politicians to discuss better support for informal and unpaid carers ahead of the federal election.Dave talks with Mental Health Carers Tasmania spokesperson Maxine Griffiths from the Caring Fairly meeting.
Caring Fairly is a national campaigning coalition led by unpaid carers and organisations that support them and advocate for their rights. The campaign aims to raise awareness of Australia’s hidden workforce of unpaid carers and advocate for improved government and workplace policies. Caring Fairly is coordinated by Mind Australia and supported by a coalition of partners including NGOs, peak bodies, and carers.
The event will be held in partnership with Mental Health Carers Tasmania, a community organisation seeking to ensure carers of people affected by mental ill health are understood, respected, valued and supported to build their capacities and improve their quality of life. Carers Tasmania & Brain Injury Association of Tasmania both members of the Caring Fairly coalition in Tasmania, are also supporting the event.
The event provides an opportunity for carers, community leaders, politicians to come together and have important discussions in order to consolidate political support for the rights of carers.