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In New Zealand,
Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa said that caring for family members "is one of the most valuable contributions someone can make in our society, especially when that work requires giving up things like paid employment".
The Government announced a raft of changes in July, 2019 to the funding policy for carers with a family member or spouse with high needs due to disability, health conditions, mental health, addiction or old age.
The changes would see family carers that are currently paid the minimum wage, go up to between $20.50 and $25.50 from April 14, 2020.

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zea ... -announced
I made a proposal to this effect at the Carers UK AGM in 2004, it was passed by the membership almost unanimously.
I was very proud of the result.

NOTHING EVER HAPPENED AFTERWARDS.
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