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13 May

World’s poorest will be worst affected by Budget cuts

Australia’s cuts to foreign aid will impact some of our most vulnerable neighbours after Treasurer Joe Hockey confirmed a further $1 billion cut in last night’s federal budget. Read more →

01 Dec

First day of Summer brings eye health warning

On the first day of summer, Vision 2020 Australia and the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) are warning that Australians might not be doing enough to protect their eyes in the sun. Read more →

09 Oct

Slide on sunnies and save your sight this World Sight Day

Vision 2020 Australia and SunSmart are calling on Victorians to slide on their sunglasses and join in the global efforts to stop avoidable blindness, as today marks World Sight Day. 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 →

19 Jun

Amanda Vanstone announced as new Chair of Vision 2020 Australia

Vision 2020 Australia is proud to announce the election of the Hon Amanda Vanstone as Chair of Vision 2020 Australia. Read more →

05 Jun

Leader in blindness and vision impairment recognised at Disability Awards

Vision 2020 Australia congratulates Director of Policy and Advocacy Brandon Ah Tong for his win at the 2014 Victorian Disability Sector Awards. Read more →

28 May

New funding to target eye health in Victorian CALD communities

New funding announced this week for Vision 2020 Australia’s Vision Initiative program will deliver a boost for the eye health of Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Read more →

01 Apr

Senate report one step closer to clarifying the future of Australia’s foreign aid program

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the recent Senate report into Australia’s overseas aid program. The report contains a number of recommendations that, if adopted, would provide a clear roadmap for the future of Australia’s international development program. Read more →

10 Oct

Aussies fear going blind but still take sight for granted: study

On World Sight Day (10 October) a new Vision 2020 Australia national study has found nearly two thirds of Australians fear going blind over losing a limb or having a heart attack. Yet according to the Eye Health Report Card study released today, millions of Australians are still taking their sight for granted. Read more →

08 Aug

Government tells Vision Summit dramatic steps needed to reduce blindness

Indigenous eye health, diabetes-related eye disease and support for people with low vision were among the Federal Government’s priorities for eye health and vision care according to Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing Shayne Neumann. Read more →

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