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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 →

01 Jul

Single national advocate for low vision launches today

Vision 2020 Australia is now the single peak body for service providers working in the blindness and low vision sector, following today’s integration with the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF). 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 →

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 →

09 May

Welcome investment in Indigenous eye health

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s investment to target major causes of vision loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.The Government’s 2018-19 budget allocated $34.3 million to the eye health issues that disproportionately impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 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 Mar

Global gender imbalance in eye health highlighted this International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day Vision 2020 Australia and our member organisations highlight the global gender disparity in eye health, and the importance of maintaining accessible treatment options for all people. Read more →

28 Nov

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes banking sector review into accessible electronic payment systems

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes yesterday’s announcement that Graeme Innes AM will lead the Australian Bankers’ Association review into electronic accessibility standards Read more →

27 Nov

Australian Government called on to consider the needs of blind and vision impaired people aged 65 and over

Vision 2020 Australia has today called on the Australian Government to address barriers to services it has identified for those aged 65 and over who are blind and vision impaired. Read more →

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