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18 Apr

ALP’s positive commitment to First Australians' vision

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the ALP’s plan to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – particularly its intention to invest $13 million to help reduce avoidable blindness. Read more →

03 Apr

Budget 2019-20 analysis

This year’s Federal budget has included increased investment in areas such as mental health and aged care, but little specific to eye care or vision. Read more →

02 Apr

Strengthened national advocate for low vision

The boards of the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF) and Vision 2020 Australia are pleased to announce they have agreed in principle to combine their efforts to advocate for improved services, systems, and opportunities for people who are blind or have low vision. This will result in Vision 2020 Australia becoming the single peak body for service providers working in the blindness and low vision sector, with its efforts complementing those of Blind Citizens Australia. Read more →

25 Mar

An end to the eye health and vision gap is within reach

Vision 2020 Australia, the peak body for the eye sector, is calling for action to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have the same access to eye care as other Australians. The recently released Strong eyes, strong communities – A five year plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision, 2019-2024 sets out a plan to achieve this goal. Read more →

13 Mar

ALP Pacific eye health policy welcomed by vision sector

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the ALP’s announcement that it is committed to re-investing in eye health in the Pacific region should it take government at the upcoming Federal election. Read more →

08 Mar

Ministers’ focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health welcome

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the leadership shown by the Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt AM, along with his state and territory counterparts, in discussing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision at today’s COAG Health Council Meeting. Read more →

15 Feb

Looking beyond 2020 at the CEO Sector Strategy Day

Vision 2020 Australia member CEOs and other senior leaders have come together this week at the University of NSW in Sydney to collectively tackle the big issues facing the eye health and blindness/vision impairment support sector. The Beyond 2020 CEO Sector Strategy Day on Thursday 14 February was a unique opportunity to harness member’s expertise and experience, and share insights in a forward-looking, creative setting. Read more →

16 Nov

2018 Vision 2020 Australia Annual General Meeting

Vision 2020 Australia’s 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Friday 16 November in Adelaide, with a key item at the AGM including the election of Directors to the Board. Read more →

11 Oct

Protect your vision this World Sight Day

Now is the perfect time for Australians to think about their sight, with Thursday 11 October marking World Sight Day for 2018. Read more →

12 Sep

Parliamentary event celebrates Indigenous health community’s impact on eye care

Federal MPs have heard first-hand about the positive impact community-based Indigenous health service workers are having in closing the gap between the eye health and vision of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those of non-Indigenous Australians. Read more →

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