The situation in which carers find themselves in Australia will be in common with other countries with ageing populations. Australia's new federal government has just released their first budget which is reigning in spending. One adverse impact will be on the government support of carers. This article by three academics from the National Ageing Research Institute at University of Melbourne, Australia, highlights some of the costs incurred on carers and hints at how carers' lives could be better supported.
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