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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 →

21 Jun

Senator Lisa Singh is an eye health and vision care champion

Vision 2020 Australia applauds Senator Lisa Singh for championing eye health and vision care development programs in the Senate’s recent Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee. 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 →

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 →

02 May

New report proof investing in vision is a smart use of Australian aid

Peak body calls on government not to be short-sighted when it comes to reducing poverty in our region. A new PricewaterhouseCoopers report launched today showing the economic benefits of eliminating avoidable blindness in developing countries is proof that investing in sight is a smart use of Australia’s foreign aid budget. Read more →

09 May

Freeze on aid budget hinders Australia’s vision to address blindness in the Asia Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia said the Government’s decision to break its promise to increase foreign aid funding to 0.5 per cent of GNI by 2015 was a setback for eye health. Read more →

02 May

Saving sight is bang for buck when it comes to Australian foreign aid

Vision 2020 Australia is urging the federal government to stick to its foreign aid promises amid speculation of funding cuts in next week’s federal budget. Read more →

31 Jan

Australian blind paralympic medallist throws a light on blindness in the Asia Pacific

Vision impaired paralympian Jessica Gallagher who skied her way to a bronze medal in the 2010 Winter Paralympics has turned her attention to another goal. This time the 25-year-old who is currently training in track and field for the London 2012 Paralympics is helping raise awareness of the work that is being done in the Asia Pacific to eliminate blindness of some of our poorest neighbours. Read more →

25 May

Australia's aid program - seeing is believing

Jennifer Gersbeck argues that Australia's aid program has made a huge impact in the developing world. Read more →

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