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06 Aug

AIHW data shows progress, but more to be done to close the gap for vision

Vision 2020 Australia, the peak body for the eye sector, welcomes today’s release of the Indigenous eye health measures 2018 report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This report is invaluable to the sector’s efforts to close the gap for vision, and contains critical data to help track progress towards this important goal. Read more →

02 Jul

Eye health sector priorities for returning parliament

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes all new and returning MPs to Canberra with the commencement of the 46th Parliament of Australia. The eye health and vision sector has identified a range of priorities for the next three years to reduce vision loss and improve opportunities for Australians who are blind or have low vision. Read more →

18 Apr

ALP’s positive commitment to First Australians' vision

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the ALP’s plan to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – particularly its intention to invest $13 million to help reduce avoidable blindness. Read more →

02 Apr

Strengthened national advocate for low vision

The boards of the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF) and Vision 2020 Australia are pleased to announce they have agreed in principle to combine their efforts to advocate for improved services, systems, and opportunities for people who are blind or have low vision. This will result in Vision 2020 Australia becoming the single peak body for service providers working in the blindness and low vision sector, with its efforts complementing those of Blind Citizens Australia. Read more →

15 Mar

Sector collaborates to close the eye health gap

Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to be blind or have vision loss than the broader population despite the eye health and vision care gap closing in recent years. Read more →

08 Feb

Parliamentary event to highlight employment inequality for people who are blind or have low vision

People who are blind or have low vision face significant barriers at each stage of employment from finding a job, to keeping a job, through to re-entering the workforce after taking a break.  Vision 2020 Australia, along with its members, are holding a Parliamentary Friends Group in Canberra next week, on Disability and Employment to bring attention to this policy area with a particular focus on people who are blind or have low vision.   Read more →

03 Oct

Vision Initiative Whittlesea Launch

Vision Initative launch expansion to program to include an additional six local government areas including: Bass Coast, Central Goldfields, Glenelg, Hepburn, Moira and Whittlesea.  Read more →

30 Jan

Start the Lunar New Year with clear vision

Victoria’s Vietnamese community are encouraged to get their eyes tested in the lead up to Lunar New Year.   Read more →

18 Jan

Vision 2020 Australia congratulates new Health and Aged Care Ministers

On behalf of its members in the eye health and vision care sector, Vision 2020 Australia welcomes today’s appointment by the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcom Turnbull MP, of the Hon Greg Hunt MP as Minister for Health and Sport, and the Hon Minister Ken Wyatt AM MP as Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health.  Read more →

12 Dec

Vision 2020 Australia calls for seven per cent Australian Public Service disability employment target

Vision 2020 Australia congratulates the Australian Government on releasing the second implementation plan Driving Action 2015–2018 under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.  In particular, Vision 2020 Australia commends the Australian Government on prioritising employment. Read more →

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