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01 Jul

Minister announces NDIS roll out across Australia at RIDBC

On Thursday 30 June Minister for Disability Services, The Honourable John Ajaka MLC, officially announced the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Western Sydney. Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) hosted the launch of this historic event. Read more →

14 Jun

Outback Vision Van’s first tour of duty hailed a success

The Lions Outback Vision Van (LOVV) has completed its first tour of regional Western Australia – delivering vital eye health services to more than 660 patients across 12 sites. Read more →

31 May

Routine eye examination prevents stroke

A man has avoided having a stroke thanks to a routine eye examination with his optometrist.  Read more →

27 May

Labor’s Indigenous health package acknowledges role of ACCHO sector

The peak Aboriginal health organisation, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), welcomed Federal Labor’s commitment to invest in preventative health strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and measures to protect Medicare and bulk billing for low income Australians. Read more →

19 May

Labor's announcement to unfreeze Medicare indexation welcome

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Labor’s announcement this morning to unfreeze Medicare indexation in 2017, a critical move to ensure Australia's eye care system is sustainable. Read more →

16 May

Brien Holden COO named IAPB Regional chair for Western Pacific region

London, UK, 16 May 2016: The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has announced that Amanda Davis will take up the role of Regional Chair for Western Pacific Region Read more →

16 May

Eye and Ear delivers new Emergency Department

The first stage of The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital’s new Emergency Department was officially opened today by the Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy. Read more →

04 May

Budget leaves eye care out in the cold

An extension of the freeze on patients’ Medicare rebates to June 2020 is disappointing for Australian optometry patients, after Government investment in rebates was already reduced by an estimated $50 million in 2015. Read more →

04 May

What does the Federal Budget 2016 mean for eye health and vision care?

The first Federal Budget for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison, handed down on Tuesday 3 May, can only be described as uninspiring for the eye health and vision care sector. Read more →

21 Apr

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT urges community to not distract working dogs in harness

You wouldn’t place your hands over the eyes of a taxi driver concentrating on the road ahead, or pat a surgeon on the back mid-way through an operation, as the consequences could be disastrous. Read more →

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