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15 Jun

Vision 2020 Australia launches proposal to close the gap in eye health by 2020

Vision 2020 Australia, in collaboration with 14 organisations working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health, has launched a proposal calling on the Australian Government to build on its commitment to close the gap in eye health and vision care. Read more →

14 Jun

Vision 2020 Australia plans second National Eye Health Survey

Following the success of the 2016 National Eye Health Survey (NEHS), Vision 2020 Australia and the Centre for Eye Research Australia are planning a follow-up survey to, for the first time, accurately track progress in reducing the burden of blindness and vision impairment. 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 →

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 →

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