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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 →

10 May

NDIS funding a Federal Budget win

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the significant wins for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) announced in the Federal Budget, but reminds the Government that more work is required to ensure the needs of people who are blind or vision impaired are met by the Scheme.  Read more →

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 →

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