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15 Feb

Vision 2020 Australia sets its sights on the 2016 Federal election

Vision 2020 Australia today launched its 2016 Federal election campaign with the release of an ambitious plan to end avoidable blindness and increase community participation for people who are blind or vision impaired. Read more →

17 Jul

Australian-first survey gets green light to tackle blindness and vision impairment

Australia is one step closer to eliminating blindness and vision impairment following a Federal Government funding announcement for a major survey that will map the prevalence of eye conditions nationally. Read more →

08 Oct

Indigenous eye health in focus on World Sight Day

Indigenous AFL player Patrick ‘Paddy’ Ryder calls on Australians to get their eyes tested. Read more →

06 Sep

Coalition foreign aid cuts a blow for the world’s most vulnerable

Eye health and vision care peak body Vision 2020 Australia said the Coalition had delivered a blow to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people including those who are blind or vision impaired, by reducing the foreign aid budget. Read more →

15 May

Peak body welcomes $39 million to tackle avoidable blindness in Asia and the Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of $39 million in today’s budget to tackle avoidable blindness in Asia and the Pacific. Read more →

15 May

Peak body welcomes $16.5m budget boost to tackle trachoma but more needs to be done to close the gap in vision

Peak eye health organisation Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of $16.5 million in today’s budget to tackle the blinding eye infection trachoma in Indigenous communities. But more needs to be done to close the gap in vision. 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 →

29 Jan

United blindness sector eyeballs parliamentarians on NDIS

Vision 2020 Australia and member organisations have come together to provide a united voice to ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is fair, equitable and meets the needs of people who are blind or who have functional vision loss. Read more →

29 Nov

Cigarette packaging and warnings a visionary move towards eliminating the impact of smoking on eyes

CEO of Australia’s eye health and vision care peak body is hailing Saturday’s landmark roll out of plain packaging tobacco products as a crucial step in saving the sight of millions of Australians at risk of eye disease caused by smoking. Read more →

15 Oct

Eye health and vision care sector joins forces to respond to NDIS

Vision 2020 Australia has collaborated with its member organisations to provide a united voice to ensure that a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is fair, equitable and meets the needs of people who are blind or have significant functional vision loss. Read more →

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