The DLP proposes government funded superannuation for full time primary carers

The DLP believes that the government should fund superannuation contributions for full time primary carers.

There are approximately 771,000 full time primary carers in Australia.  These primary carers have taken on the role of providing full time care for an elderly parent or a mentally or physically disabled child.

However, their role as a Full Time Carer prevents them from obtaining full time employment and receiving compulsory superannuation payments available to employees.  Because of this, most will reach retirement age with little or no means of financial support.

As these Carers provide a major contribution to society and a massive saving to Government expenditure, they are entitled to receive a government funded contribution based on 9% of average weekly earnings.

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