Budget 2018-19 Analysis

The 2018-19 Federal Budget is an opportunity for the Government to make eye health and vision care an important focus for the new financial year.

On Tuesday 8 May, Treasurer Scott Morrison delivered his third federal budget, with a focus on tax cuts and boosting aged care. The benefits for Australians who are blind or have low vision, and initiatives for preventing vison loss and promoting eye care were not immediately obvious.

The budget revealed funding for the NDIS is guaranteed and the government has committed some funds to closing the gap in vision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, however, funding for overseas aid has declined.
 
For more, please see our budget blogs below for critical information about how the budget impacts our sector.

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