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).

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.

The Council has been created to provide advice, information, and insights on issues affecting carers. It will assist in developing and delivering informed, effective, and evidence-based policies, programs and projects to support and recognise unpaid carers.

The five newly appointed members of the Council are Codie Baylis, Elizabeth Webber, Frances, Isabella Dewar and John Flack.

David Brennan, CEO of Carers Tasmania, thanked Minister Nic Street for delivering on the Government’s election commitment to formally recognise carers in legislation last week.

“The ability of carers to voice lived experience directly with the Minister through the Advisory Council is another significant and positive step forward,” said Mr Brennan.

Read the full media release below:

MCAC – General