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15 May

Peak body welcomes $39 million to tackle avoidable blindness in Asia and the Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of $39 million in today’s budget to tackle avoidable blindness in Asia and the Pacific. Read more →

15 May

Peak body welcomes $16.5m budget boost to tackle trachoma but more needs to be done to close the gap in vision

Peak eye health organisation Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of $16.5 million in today’s budget to tackle the blinding eye infection trachoma in Indigenous communities. But more needs to be done to close the gap in vision. Read more →

02 May

New report proof investing in vision is a smart use of Australian aid

Peak body calls on government not to be short-sighted when it comes to reducing poverty in our region. A new PricewaterhouseCoopers report launched today showing the economic benefits of eliminating avoidable blindness in developing countries is proof that investing in sight is a smart use of Australia’s foreign aid budget. Read more →

29 Mar

Sector takes next step in tackling avoidable blindness and reducing the impact of vision loss in Australia

Vision 2020 Australia and the Department of Health and Ageing has taken a significant step in bringing together the eye health and vision care sector to inform the development of a new National Framework Implementation Plan. Read more →

25 Mar

Vision 2020 Australia breakfast goes global at Parliament House

Global eye health was the flavour of the day at the Parliamentary Friends Group breakfast event at Parliament House in Canberra last week.   Read more →

29 Jan

United blindness sector eyeballs parliamentarians on NDIS

Vision 2020 Australia and member organisations have come together to provide a united voice to ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is fair, equitable and meets the needs of people who are blind or who have functional vision loss. Read more →

29 Nov

Cigarette packaging and warnings a visionary move towards eliminating the impact of smoking on eyes

CEO of Australia’s eye health and vision care peak body is hailing Saturday’s landmark roll out of plain packaging tobacco products as a crucial step in saving the sight of millions of Australians at risk of eye disease caused by smoking. Read more →

13 Nov

Waistline worry for eye health on World Diabetes Day

On the eve of World Diabetes Day (14 November) the national peak body for eye health and vision care is warning Australia’s diabetes epidemic will mean worrying results for eye health. Read more →

15 Oct

Eye health and vision care sector joins forces to respond to NDIS

Vision 2020 Australia has collaborated with its member organisations to provide a united voice to ensure that a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is fair, equitable and meets the needs of people who are blind or have significant functional vision loss. Read more →

11 Oct

Barry Jones makes $35 million birthday wish to tackle avoidable blindness

On World Sight Day Vision 2020 Australia Chair the Hon Dr Barry Jones AO has called on the Federal Government to step up its fight to end avoidable blindness and reduce the impact of vision loss for all Australians. Read more →

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