Hon Judi Moylan

Budget 2005 - Pearce carers to receive one-off payments of up to $1000

Member for Pearce Judi Moylan said she was pleased that the Australian Government had recognised carers in this year’s Federal Budget. “Carers are very selfless people who deserve to be supported in the incredible work they do,” Ms Moylan said. She said that eligible Pearce Carer Payment recipients would be given an extra $1000 bonus. The announcement was made in last night’s Federal Budget 2005-06 for carers across the nation, along with a $600 one-off payment for those (who are eligible) on the Carer Allowance. Ms Moylan said the one-off payments would be provided to most people by July this year. She said the bonuses recognised the commitment Australians made to caring for someone – whether it was a family member, friend or local community member. Ms Moylan said Pearce carers would benefit from this Federal Budget initiative.

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