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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 →

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 →

18 Jul

Event Showcases Rising Stars in Eye Health and Vision Care

Rising Stars in Eye Health and Vision Care, an initiative of Vision 2020 Australia and its member organisations, will showcase the sector’s leading early-career professionals to parliamentarians and policy decision makers. Read more →

10 Jul

An initiative to stop Australians with diabetes going needlessly blind

This National Diabetes Week, Vision 2020 Australia is calling on the Australian Government to invest in the prevention of diabetes-related eye disease – the leading cause of avoidable vision loss among working-aged Australians. Read more →

15 Jun

Vision 2020 Australia launches proposal to close the gap in eye health by 2020

Vision 2020 Australia, in collaboration with 14 organisations working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health, has launched a proposal calling on the Australian Government to build on its commitment to close the gap in eye health and vision care. Read more →

06 Jun

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Government focus on Indigenous eye health

Vision 2020 Australia congratulates the Hon Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Health, and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the release of the first national report on Indigenous eye health measures following advocacy from the eye health and vision care sector. Read more →

10 May

Foreign aid freeze leaves Australia’s neighbours out in the cold

Vision 2020 Australia is deeply disappointed that Australia’s aid budget, while appearing to modestly rise over the next two years, will in reality be cut over four years of Federal Budget forward estimates.  Read more →

05 May

Australia’s foreign aid budget needs vision

Australia’s foreign aid investment in eye health and vision care is vital to lifting our region’s most vulnerable people out of poverty and must be a focus of this year’s Federal Budget. Read more →

03 May

Budget must close the gap for vision

The Australian Government must help to close the gap for vision by supporting better eye health and vision care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in this year’s Federal Budget. Read more →

03 May

It pays to invest in the elimination of avoidable blindness

In Australia 90 per cent of vision loss and blindness is preventable or treatable. What’s more, investing in preventative eye health will not only have an immense social impact, it will help the government’s bottom line in the Federal Budget. Read more →

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