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13 May

Government remains blinded to eye needs of Australians

The eye health needs of thousands of Australians have been ignored in the 2015 Federal Budget with the Government’s failure to provide any Medicare relief for optometric services. Read more →

12 May

Budget cuts to hit the world's most vulnerable even harder

The fears of Australia’s development and aid organisations have been realised, with a massive $1 billion cut to Australian aid in 2015-16 revealed in today’s Federal Budget. Read more →

11 May

Minister Ley makes a sight saving decision

Macular Disease Foundation Australia today applauded the Federal Government’s decision to place the registered drug ranibizumab (Lucentis) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), enabling patients affordable access to this sight saving treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO). Read more →

06 May

Federal budget must address Australia’s ‘hot spots’ for accessible eye care

Thousands of Australians living in regional areas are facing an increased risk of long-term eye and vision issues due to limited access to optometric services, according to an innovative national research project unveiled today. Read more →

06 May

Tax discussion paper targets NFPs. Have your say.

The tax concessions that currently apply to the Australian not-for-profit sector are in the spotlight. Read more →

05 May

Launching the Lions National Resource Centre for Eye Health

PNG Eye Care, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Vision 2020 Australia and the University of Papua New Guinea are proud to announce the launch of the Lions National Resource Centre for Eye Health on Thursday 7 May. Read more →

05 May

Nash commends members’ joint Indigenous funding proposal

Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Minister for Health has praised Vision 2020 Australia members for the work they had done in developing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision care sector funding proposal. Read more →

01 May

Investment in science and early R&D urgently needed says Shorten

Sustained public investment in science and research and development critical for Australia to improve its record in innovation and generate jobs said Federal opposition leader Bill Shorten today. Read more →

30 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia urges Government not to lose focus on aid commitment

Vision 2020 Australia is urging the Australian Government to stay focussed on finishing the job of eliminating avoidable blindness in the region, in light of recent cuts and potential further slashing of aid in the upcoming Federal Budget. Read more →

29 Apr

Discrimination leaves bad taste for people with Guide Dogs

New research commissioned by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, reveals that each week one NSW or ACT resident who is blind or vision impaired with a Guide Dog, is discriminated against by a restaurant or cafe illegally refusing or questioning their entry.   Read more →

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