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21 Jun

Senator Lisa Singh is an eye health and vision care champion

Vision 2020 Australia applauds Senator Lisa Singh for championing eye health and vision care development programs in the Senate’s recent Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee. Read more →

21 Jun

Changes to copyright law ends Australia’s ‘book famine’

Vision 2020 Australia commends the passage of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures Bill 2017), which will give people who are blind or vision impaired significantly greater access to books and other copyright material. Read more →

15 Jun

Diabetes prevention will help save sight

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes a new report urging the Government to invest in the prevention of chronic diseases, including diabetes. Read more →

15 Jun

Vision 2020 Australia launches proposal to close the gap in eye health by 2020

Vision 2020 Australia, in collaboration with 14 organisations working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health, has launched a proposal calling on the Australian Government to build on its commitment to close the gap in eye health and vision care. Read more →

14 Jun

Vision 2020 Australia plans second National Eye Health Survey

Following the success of the 2016 National Eye Health Survey (NEHS), Vision 2020 Australia and the Centre for Eye Research Australia are planning a follow-up survey to, for the first time, accurately track progress in reducing the burden of blindness and vision impairment. Read more →

13 Jun

A win for drivers with central vision loss

A change to the Assessing Fitness to Drive guidelines that left a number of Australians with central vision loss unable to a obtain licence, or fearful of losing their right to drive, is set to be reversed. Read more →

06 Jun

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Government focus on Indigenous eye health

Vision 2020 Australia congratulates the Hon Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Health, and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the release of the first national report on Indigenous eye health measures following advocacy from the eye health and vision care sector. Read more →

16 May

Government support for the disability workforce: A step in the right direction

Vision 2020 Australia applauds the Australian Government’s strengthening of Disability Employment Services (DES). Read more →

10 May

Foreign aid freeze leaves Australia’s neighbours out in the cold

Vision 2020 Australia is deeply disappointed that Australia’s aid budget, while appearing to modestly rise over the next two years, will in reality be cut over four years of Federal Budget forward estimates.  Read more →

10 May

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Budget focus on preventative health

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the focus on preventative health and medical research in the 2017-18 Federal Budget, which has the potential to benefit the eye health and vision care sector.  Read more →

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