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08 Jan

Vision 2020 Australia 2014 committee members and dates

The Vision 2020 Australia committees, members and meeting dates for 2014 are detailed below. Read more →

18 Dec

National Policy Committee Update

Late in 2011, Vision 2020 Australia strengthened its national policy committees’ governance. As their first two-year term comes to an end it is worth reflecting on what has been achieved through collaboration. Each committee aligns with Vision 2020 Australia’s strategic goals and focuses on matters relating to prevention and early intervention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or low vision and rehabilitation. At recent meetings, committee members reflected on the successes and considered the opportunities, challenges and priorities for 2014 and the incoming committees.  Read more →

20 Feb

Vision 2020 Australia tells NDIS inquiry future of blind and vision impaired is in the dark

The safety and independence of some of Australia’s most vulnerable people may be at risk under the current NDIS draft legislation including people with vision loss and seniors. Read more →

29 Jan

Vision 2020 Australia response to NDIS Draft Bill

Vision 2020 Australia and member organisations have come together to provide a united voice to ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is fair, equitable and meets the needs of people who are blind or who have functional vision loss. Read more →

19 Dec

Low vision and rehabilitation advocacy update

In 2012 the Low Vision and Rehabilitation Committee (LVRC) worked hard to ensure both low vision and rehabilitation were high on the Australian Government’s agenda, particularly in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Read more →

30 Oct

Let's talk about the NDIS

Work continues on ensuring low vision is represented in the proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).The Low Vision and Rehabilitation Committee (LVRC) met on 5 September 2012 and endorsed the committee’s proposed Advocacy Platform and Action Plan. Guest speaker, Senator Mitch Fifield, Shadow Minister for Disabilities, Carers and the Voluntary Sector, commented on the Coalition’s intention, should it win government, to establish a Joint Parliamentary Committee to oversee implementation of the proposed NDIS. Members of the Low Vision and Rehabilitation Committee have written a letter to Senator Fifield supporting the concept of a Joint Parliamentary Committee. Read more →

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