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21 Mar

Disability groups stand together against transport cuts

National and state disability groups unite to campaign against proposed cuts to the Mobility Allowance for people with disability. Read more →

06 Mar

Walking in the shoes of someone who is blind for NDIS

The National Disability Service (NDS), with support from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, held a blindfold challenge, where politicians were blindfolded and guided through Canberra's CBD by a guide dog, to highlight how the right support services can enable people with a disability to live as independently as possible. Read more →

14 Mar

NDIS amendments give relief to older Australians who are blind or vision impaired

Vision 2020 Australia CEO Jennifer Gersbeck has welcomed the Government’s announcement to amend the National Disability Scheme (NDIS) Bill to ensure people over the age of 65 have access to disability support. 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 →

31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Low Vision and Rehabilitation advocacy update

At the COAG meeting and in the days following, agreement was reached to trial the NDIS in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and ACT. To begin defining the design of NDIS, consultation will commence in late August with people with a disability, their families and carers, the workforce, disability sector and peak bodies. Read more →

12 Oct

National Disability Insurance Scheme Update

FaHCSIA have released an update on the National Disability Insurance Scheme from the Minister and Parliamentary Secretary. Read more →

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