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24 May

Vision 2020 Australia announces CEO departure

Vision 2020 Australia’s Board today announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Carla Northam. Read more →

10 May

Funding Boost for Disability Employment Services

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes this week’s Budget announcement investing an additional $300 million over ten years to help fund changes to the Disability Employment Services (DES) program to help more people with a disability find and keep work.  Read more →

10 May

Government commits to fully funding the NDIS for people under 65

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the Government’s commitment to provide the necessary funding to support the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). With an investment of $43.2 billion over four years, the Government has committed to delivering the NDIS with the Treasurer Scott Morrison promising Australians that,“every cent committed to delivering the NDIS remains in place and always will.” Read more →

09 May

Welcome investment in Indigenous eye health

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s investment to target major causes of vision loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.The Government’s 2018-19 budget allocated $34.3 million to the eye health issues that disproportionately impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read more →

24 Apr

Commonwealth leaders commit to eye care for all

Heads of Commonwealth have committed to take action towards achieving access to quality eye care for all, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting in London on 19 to 20 April. Read more →

21 Mar

Disability employment targets promise real opportunities for people with a disability

Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales have announced targets to increase the employment of people with a disability in the public sector. Read more →

15 Mar

Sector collaborates to close the eye health gap

Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to be blind or have vision loss than the broader population despite the eye health and vision care gap closing in recent years. Read more →

09 Mar

World Glaucoma Week: 50% of Australians living with glaucoma are undiagnosed

During World Glaucoma Week, Vision 2020 Australia would like to encourage all Australians to consider regular eye tests to ensure they are not one of the 150,000 people unknowingly living with glaucoma.  Read more →

08 Mar

Global gender imbalance in eye health highlighted this International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day Vision 2020 Australia and our member organisations highlight the global gender disparity in eye health, and the importance of maintaining accessible treatment options for all people. Read more →

14 Feb

Parliamentary event highlights importance of diverse and inclusive employment for people who are blind or have low vision

On the 12 February 2018, Vision 2020 Australia, supported by key members Blind Citizens Australia, Guide Dogs Victoria and Vision Australia hosted a parliamentary event which underscored the importance of workplace diversity and inclusion. The Parliamentary Friends Group Eye Health and Vision Care Dinner on Employment, disability and inclusive workplaces was held to advocate for increased representation of people with a disability in the workforce, particularly people who are blind or have low vision.  Read more →

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