How can we recognise, value and acknowledge Tasmanian Carers through legislation?

Carer Recognition legislation will provide formal acknowledgement of the thousands of carers in our community and promote and value the importance of their care relationships. This legislation will support and recognise the over 80,000 Tasmanians who provide support to family members and friends as unpaid and informal carers.

The legislation will include a set of principles about the significance of care relations and include obligations for organisations that interact with people in care relationships.

We need your help to make sure this important legislation reflects the experience of Tasmania carers and makes a difference!

How you can have a say?

We are seeking your input to help us to develop Carer Recognition legislation. All feedback and submissions are welcome and valued.

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We encourage you to read the Carer Recognition Legislation Discussion Paper - Have Your Say... before you make a submission.

Provide a written, video or audio submission

Please include a name and contact details of the person and organisation making the submission. We will publish all written submissions on the Department of Communities Tasmania website www.communities.tas.gov.au. Defamatory or offensive material will not be published.

Your name or the name of the organisation and contents of your submission will be made public unless you request to keep your submission private.

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You can send your submission to the address below:

Address

Carer Action Plan
Communities Sport and Recreation,
Department of Communities Tasmania
GPO Box 65
Hobart, TAS 7001

Remember: Your name or the name of the organisation and contents of your submission will be made public unless you request to keep your submission private.

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You can email your submission to:

Email

carer.actionplan@communities.tas.gov.au

We will let you know when we receive your submission.

Remember: Your name or the name of the organisation and contents of your submission will be made public unless you request to keep your submission private.

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Complete our 10 minute online survey

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Meet with us.

We will be holding regional consultations later this year. Register your interest by emailing us at carers.actionplan@communities.tas.gov.au

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Contact us on 1300 135 513 if you have difficulty with your submission.

Timelines

Submissions, including the survey, will close on Friday 10 December 2021.

The regional consultations will be held in late November with further information advertised on the website: www.communities.tas.gov.au

Further online consultation will occur in mid-2022 when the draft legislation is available for comment.

Accessibility of submissions

The Tasmanian Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs. Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent. The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.