Carers doing it tough while new research values their work at $40.9 Billion


New research released today has uncovered the pivotal economic role played by the nation’s informal carers. Those who care for relatives, friends or partners are often overlooked in the realm of economic analysis. But a report commissioned by Carers Australia shows that their work is worth 40.9 Billion dollars every year. Despite their generous contribution to our society carers are often put at a significant personal disadvantage- And when it comes to superannuation, a lifetime of selfless caring can often end in an underfunded retirement.

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