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10 Aug

New study shows urgent action is needed to tackle global blindness

Vision 2020 Australia is calling on the Government to step up eye health development programs in light of a new study that found 89 per cent of people with blindness and vision impairment live in low- and middle-income countries. Read more →

10 Jul

An initiative to stop Australians with diabetes going needlessly blind

This National Diabetes Week, Vision 2020 Australia is calling on the Australian Government to invest in the prevention of diabetes-related eye disease – the leading cause of avoidable vision loss among working-aged Australians. Read more →

03 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes aged care workforce report

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the important recommendations made in the recently tabled Senate Committee report on the future of the aged care workforce. 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 →

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

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 →

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 →

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 →

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