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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 →

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 →

05 Oct

Australians encouraged to snap for sight on World Sight Day

Vision 2020 Australia is asking Australians to 'snap for sight' this World Sight Day by posting images, video or audio files that capture a moment on social media, using alternative text (alt text) and the #snapforsight hashtag.  Read more →

10 Oct

Aussies fear going blind but still take sight for granted: study

On World Sight Day (10 October) a new Vision 2020 Australia national study has found nearly two thirds of Australians fear going blind over losing a limb or having a heart attack. Yet according to the Eye Health Report Card study released today, millions of Australians are still taking their sight for granted. Read more →

08 Aug

Government tells Vision Summit dramatic steps needed to reduce blindness

Indigenous eye health, diabetes-related eye disease and support for people with low vision were among the Federal Government’s priorities for eye health and vision care according to Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing Shayne Neumann. Read more →

15 Jul

Coalition rules eye health into plans at Vision Summit

The Coalition pledged its support to the eye health and vision care sector during the Vision 2020 Australia Vision Summit which was held in Brisbane last week.   More than 40 CEOs from leading eye health and vision care organisations across Australia attended the Summit to ask questions of the Coalition in the lead up to the Federal Election. Read more →

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