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14 Jul

New CEO announced for Vision 2020 Australia

Vision 2020 Australia is delighted to announce that Carla Northam has taken up the role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 4 July, 2016. Read more →

14 Jul

Election Campaign Wrap Up

In a long eight-week Federal Election campaign that struggled to connect with voters, health was arguably the issue that defined the result. A sustained campaign on universal health care from Labor was one of the notable causes behind the tight polling numbers, and in the days following Election Day, health policy was flagged by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as a particular focus area for his new government. Read more →

14 Jun

Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Australians who have contributed to the eye sector have been recognised for their work in the 2016 Order of Australia honours. Read more →

09 Jun

Candidates asked to show support for eye care in lead up to Federal Election

Vision 2020 Australia has launched a campaign in the lead up to the Federal election aimed at candidates in marginal seats in a bid to raise awareness about eye health and vision care. Read more →

04 May

Budget 2016 lacks vision for eye health and vision care

Vision 2020 Australia has described the first Federal Budget for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down last night as uninspiring for the eye health and vision care sector. Read more →

21 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia announces resignation of CEO Jennifer Gersbeck

Vision 2020 Australia’s Board today announced that longstanding CEO Jennifer Gersbeck will be leaving the organisation on 13 May. Read more →

16 Apr

West Australian eye health goes under the microscope as part of ground-breaking National Eye Health Survey

Eye health professionals will conduct a final eye test in Kalamunda on Saturday, marking the end of a year-long pioneering national research study mapping the eye health of Australians. Read more →

31 Mar

Vision Initiative sets sights on at-risk Victorians

Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy today revealed thousands of residents across Brimbank, Greater Dandenong, Swan Hill and Campaspe are set to benefit from Vision 2020 Australia’s Vision Initiative eye health program. Read more →

15 Feb

Vision 2020 Australia sets its sights on the 2016 Federal election

Vision 2020 Australia today launched its 2016 Federal election campaign with the release of an ambitious plan to end avoidable blindness and increase community participation for people who are blind or vision impaired. Read more →

10 Feb

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Labor funding boost to close the gap in Indigenous eye health

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed Labor’s $9 million funding commitment announcement today to improve essential eye health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read more →

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