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Blind Citizens Australia National Convention 2019

Blind Citizens Australia National Convention 2019

Jacob McCabe

On the last weekend of March 2019, the Blind Citizens Australia Convention was held in Hobart, over 100 delegates attended in person, with another 115 from six countries tuning in via the live stream. Read more →

Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 National Conference 2019

Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 National Conference 2019

Che Stockley

Vision 2020 Australia Policy and Advocacy Adviser Che Stockley reflects on some of the personal journeys shared and key themes and strategies explored during the Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 National Conference 2019.  Read more →

The Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia: an overview

Established in 1953, the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA) is dedicated to promoting research into the causes of eye disease and the prevention of blindness.  Read more →

Living with diabetes: a personal reflection

Living with diabetes: a personal reflection

Amira Howari

By the time you’ve finished reading this another Australian will have developed diabetes. That’s the going rate today: one Australian every five minutes. Read more →

Because of Her, We Can! - Indigenous women in eye health

Because of Her, We Can! - Indigenous women in eye health

To mark NAIDOC Week 2018 and this year's theme 'Because of Her, We Can!', Vision 2020 Australia is celebrating the roles and achievements of some of the incredible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women working in the eye health sector.   Read more →

NAIDOC Week 2018: Q&A with Jaki Adams-Barton

NAIDOC Week 2018: Q&A with Jaki Adams-Barton

Jaki Adams-Barton

Vision 2020 Australia Board member Jaki Adams-Barton talks about the women who inspire her and the roles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women play in influencing and leading their communities.  Read more →

Vision Initiative showcased in Australia’s Voluntary National Review

Vision Initiative showcased in Australia’s Voluntary National Review

Jacob McCabe

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a roadmap for global development efforts to 2030 and beyond for developed and developing countries to ensure the peace, protection and poverty eradication around the world. Read more →

Uniting for fairer employment rights

Uniting for fairer employment rights

Kate Begley

As a person with low vision who is leading a successful career, my employment story is still regarded as the exception – this needs to change.  Read more →

Uncovering hidden gems in the Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support Package

Uncovering hidden gems in the Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support Package

Che Stockley

The federal budget, released on Tuesday night announced an ongoing funding package targeted at Preventive Health and Chronic Disease. Funding for the package comes in at $1.7 billion over the next four years. Read more →

Supporting eye health and vision care in the More Choices for a Longer Life Package

Supporting eye health and vision care in the More Choices for a Longer Life Package

Jacob McCabe

The 2018/19 Federal Budget provides a significant investment in the lives of older Australians through the More Choices for a Longer Life package. With roughly an additional $5 billion dollar investment in Aged Care over the next four years this certainly constitutes a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to protect older Australians. Read more →

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