In a media release today, Carers Tasmania, the state’s Peak Body for informal carers, has welcomed the appointment of five carers with lived experience to the new Minister’s Carer Advisory Council (MCAC), including two local carers from the South.

The creation of the MCAC was first announced by Minister for Community Services and Development, Nic Street, during the passing of legislation by the House of Assembly in November that, for the first time, formally recognised informal carers in Tasmania.

Among the new appointees is Elizabeth Webber, a carer for her parents. John Flack, a Kinship carer, has also been appointed.

“It is an honour to be accepted onto the Minister’s Carer Advisory Council. Being a carer can be a really complex, challenging, and rewarding job. I hope to be a part of bringing understanding and positive change for carers and the people we support,” said Elizabeth.

Carers Tasmania’s CEO, David Brennan, said, “The regional appointments to the MCAC will help increase understanding of the diverse caring situations and needs across the state, acknowledging that anyone, anytime may become a carer.”

Read the full media release below:

MCAC – South updated