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09 May

Further aid cuts would be a foreign policy failure

Vision 2020 Australia is deeply concerned by reports that foreign aid will face cuts for the fourth consecutive year in tonight’s Federal Budget. Read more →

05 May

Disability employment will boost the economy

Creating access to meaningful employment for people with disability, including people who are blind or vision impaired, will give a significant boost to Australia’s economy. Read more →

05 May

Australia’s foreign aid budget needs vision

Australia’s foreign aid investment in eye health and vision care is vital to lifting our region’s most vulnerable people out of poverty and must be a focus of this year’s Federal Budget. Read more →

03 May

Budget must close the gap for vision

The Australian Government must help to close the gap for vision by supporting better eye health and vision care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in this year’s Federal Budget. Read more →

03 May

It pays to invest in the elimination of avoidable blindness

In Australia 90 per cent of vision loss and blindness is preventable or treatable. What’s more, investing in preventative eye health will not only have an immense social impact, it will help the government’s bottom line in the Federal Budget. Read more →

27 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes funding for Indigenous eye health

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Australian Government funding for a national program to increase access to eye health and vision care services for Aboriginal Australians. Read more →

20 Apr

Costs not the only consideration for the NDIS

Protecting the current level funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme is essential for people who are blind or vision impaired, Blind Citizens Australia has said as the costs of the scheme come under scrutiny. Read more →

30 Jan

Start the Lunar New Year with clear vision

Victoria’s Vietnamese community are encouraged to get their eyes tested in the lead up to Lunar New Year.   Read more →

18 Jan

Vision 2020 Australia congratulates new Health and Aged Care Ministers

On behalf of its members in the eye health and vision care sector, Vision 2020 Australia welcomes today’s appointment by the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcom Turnbull MP, of the Hon Greg Hunt MP as Minister for Health and Sport, and the Hon Minister Ken Wyatt AM MP as Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health.  Read more →

04 Jan

New funding to eliminate trachoma

Before the federal Government closed for the Christmas break, Minister for Health Sussan Ley announced much needed funding for Indigenous Australians- an additional $20.8 million for trachoma activities.    Read more →

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