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18 Aug

There’s no broadcast reform ‘breakthrough’ without audio description

With Government yet to strike a deal on its broadcast reform, now is the perfect opportunity to make television inclusive and accessible to all Australians by making provisions for audio description. Read more →

10 Aug

New study shows urgent action is needed to tackle global blindness

Vision 2020 Australia is calling on the Government to step up eye health development programs in light of a new study that found 89 per cent of people with blindness and vision impairment live in low- and middle-income countries. Read more →

03 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes aged care workforce report

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the important recommendations made in the recently tabled Senate Committee report on the future of the aged care workforce. Read more →

21 Jun

Senator Lisa Singh is an eye health and vision care champion

Vision 2020 Australia applauds Senator Lisa Singh for championing eye health and vision care development programs in the Senate’s recent Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee. Read more →

21 Jun

Changes to copyright law ends Australia’s ‘book famine’

Vision 2020 Australia commends the passage of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures Bill 2017), which will give people who are blind or vision impaired significantly greater access to books and other copyright material. Read more →

15 Jun

Diabetes prevention will help save sight

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes a new report urging the Government to invest in the prevention of chronic diseases, including diabetes. Read more →

13 Jun

A win for drivers with central vision loss

A change to the Assessing Fitness to Drive guidelines that left a number of Australians with central vision loss unable to a obtain licence, or fearful of losing their right to drive, is set to be reversed. Read more →

16 May

Government support for the disability workforce: A step in the right direction

Vision 2020 Australia applauds the Australian Government’s strengthening of Disability Employment Services (DES). Read more →

10 May

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Budget focus on preventative health

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the focus on preventative health and medical research in the 2017-18 Federal Budget, which has the potential to benefit the eye health and vision care sector.  Read more →

10 May

NDIS funding a Federal Budget win

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the significant wins for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) announced in the Federal Budget, but reminds the Government that more work is required to ensure the needs of people who are blind or vision impaired are met by the Scheme.  Read more →

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