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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 →

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 →

New lows in Australia’s aid expenditure

New lows in Australia’s aid expenditure

Jacob McCabe

Sadly, Australia’s overseas aid program is being driven by principles of economic development, increased trade and enhanced security for the Australian population and the Indo-Pacific, but is failing to address systemic drivers of poverty in developing nations.  Read more →

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Jacob McCabe

Jacob McCabe is Policy and Advocacy Coordinator at Vision 2020 Australia.