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10 May

Government commits to fully funding the NDIS for people under 65

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the Government’s commitment to provide the necessary funding to support the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). With an investment of $43.2 billion over four years, the Government has committed to delivering the NDIS with the Treasurer Scott Morrison promising Australians that,“every cent committed to delivering the NDIS remains in place and always will.” Read more →

11 Oct

Eye Health and Vision Care facts and figures

World Sight Day - Backgrounder 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 →

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 →

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