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12 Sep

Parliamentary event celebrates Indigenous health community’s impact on eye care

Federal MPs have heard first-hand about the positive impact community-based Indigenous health service workers are having in closing the gap between the eye health and vision of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those of non-Indigenous Australians. Read more →

14 Feb

Parliamentary event highlights importance of diverse and inclusive employment for people who are blind or have low vision

On the 12 February 2018, Vision 2020 Australia, supported by key members Blind Citizens Australia, Guide Dogs Victoria and Vision Australia hosted a parliamentary event which underscored the importance of workplace diversity and inclusion. The Parliamentary Friends Group Eye Health and Vision Care Dinner on Employment, disability and inclusive workplaces was held to advocate for increased representation of people with a disability in the workforce, particularly people who are blind or have low vision.  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 →

13 Sep

Future leaders shine in Rising Stars in Eye Health and Vision Care event

Thirty of Australia’s future eye health and vision care leaders rubbed shoulders with parliamentarians at Vision 2020 Australia’s inaugural Rising Stars event on Tuesday evening Read more →

23 Nov

Federal Parliamentarians get their eyes checked to mark World Diabetes Day and the “Eyes on Diabetes” campaign to prevent blindness

Over 25 federal MP’s and Senators will have their eyes checked at Parliament House on 23 November using a special camera which photographs the retina to enable early detection of diabetes-related damage to the eyes. Read more →

20 Oct

World Sight Day breakfast heralded a success!

World Sight Day this year saw the Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care come together in Canberra for the launch of both the findings of Australia’s first ever National Eye Health Survey and Vision 2020 Australia’s #snapforsight eye health awareness campaign. Read more →

25 Jun

Strong bi-partisan support to eliminate avoidable blindness visible at Vision 2020 Australia event

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutton, were among the prominent guests in attendance at the Vision 2020 Australia Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care dinner at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday night. Read more →

06 Jul

PFG Gala Dinner celebrates achievements

The Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care Gala Dinner was held on 23 June 2010 in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra. Read more →

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