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Posts by Sarah Davies

Budget a missed opportunity to close the gap on health

Budget a missed opportunity to close the gap on health

Sarah Davies

Vision 2020 Australia Policy and Advocacy Officer Sarah Davies questions why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health was largely ignored in the 2017-18 Federal Budget.  Read more →

Australia needs nationally consistent subsidised spectacle schemes

Australia needs nationally consistent subsidised spectacle schemes

Sarah Davies

For many Australians, particularly in remote and regional areas, spectacles can be costly and difficult to access. In Australia, subsidised schemes exist however; they are not uniform across the country.  Read more →

NDIS safeguards and access to information vital for blind or vision impaired people

NDIS safeguards and access to information vital for blind or vision impaired people

Sarah Davies

Last week, Vision 2020 Australia provided input to the Department of Social Services consultation on the Quality and Safeguarding Framework for the NDIS. Sarah Davis explorse the key points made in the submission.  Read more →

Eye health given further voice in aid inquiry

Eye health given further voice in aid inquiry

Sarah Davies

As one of the Abbott Government’s key policy reform areas attracting significant political and community attention since coming into office, Australia’s overseas aid program is a difficult space to have a voice. Read more →

A forum to face challenges and celebrate success

A forum to face challenges and celebrate success

Sarah Davies

Sarah blogs about the passionate discussions and presentations at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Coordination Forum held in Melbourne on 23 June 2014. Read more →

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Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies

Sarah is a Policy and Advocacy Officer with the Vision 2020 Australia team. Sarah holds a Bachelor of International Relations and has a wide range of interests both internationally and within Australia. Sarah’s passions include advocating for social and economic equality for women and children, and closing the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.