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Jun 2017

Closing the Gap in Eye Health and Vision Care by 2020

Vision 2020 Australia, in collaboration with 14 organisations working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health, is calling on the Australian Government to build on its commitment to close the gap in eye health and vision care. Read more →

Jun 2017

The Case for an Australian Diabetes Blindness Prevention Initiative

Vision 2020 Australia and Diabetes Australia, with support from the Centre for Eye Research Australia, are calling on the Australian Government to support a national Diabetes Blindness Prevention Initiative by providing $1.5 million over two years for the establishment of limited life Taskforce. Read more →

Mar 2017

Foreign Policy White Paper: Vision 2020 Australia response

Vision 2020 Australia’s response to the new Foreign Policy White Paper relates to improving foreign policy outcomes in relation to the delivery of global eye health and vision care services. Read more →

Feb 2017

Productivity Commission Issues Paper into Human Services: Vision 2020 Australia Submission

Vision 2020 Australia outlines ten recommendations which, if implemented fully, would ensure that eye health and vision care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are improved through better access to effective and reliable services. Read more →

Dec 2016

Vision 2020 Australia response New Disability Employment Services from 2018

Vision 2020 Australia response to the Department of Social Services on the New Disability Employment Services (DES) from 2018 asserts a number of recommendations on how DES can be reformed to ensure that participants who are blind or vision impaired, and people with disability more broadly, can have genuine choice and control over the services they need to gain meaningful employment, in line with their skills and career objectives.  Read more →

Dec 2016

Vision 2020 Australia submission to the Aged Care Legislated Review

Vision 2020 Australia’s response to the Department of Health’s Aged Care Legislated Review asserts a number of recommendations on how the aged care system can be better administered and formulated to ensure adequate recognition and understanding of the needs of older people with disability, including people who are blind or vision impaired, within the aged care sector. Read more →

Nov 2016

Vision 2020 Australia submission to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Transition Mobility Allowance to the NDIS) Bill 2016

Vision 2020 Australia has formally written to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs Committee Secretary to support the submissions put forward by its member organisations Blind Citizens Australia, Vision Australia and sector partner Guide Dogs Australia to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Transition Mobility Allowance to the National Disability Insurance Scheme) Bill 2016. Read more →

Oct 2016

Vision 2020 Australia response to the consultation on the draft National Aged Care Advocacy Framework

Vision 2020 Australia’s submission to the Department of Health’s consultation on the draft National Aged Care Advocacy Framework (the Framework) asserts a number of recommendations to ensure the needs of older people who are blind or vision impaired and people with disability more broadly are met through the Framework.  Read more →

Jun 2016

Response to consultation on the second draft of the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions

Vision 2020 Australia has responded to the online public consultation on the second draft of the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions, supporting a refocused approach to chronic conditions with an emphasis on prevention and highlighting the links between chronic disease, eye health and vision care. Read more →

Apr 2016

Vision 2020 Australia submission on the Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) Building Commissioning Framework

Vision 2020 Australia's submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency on the Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) Building Commissioning Framework asserts a number of recommendations on how to best prepare the blindness and vison impairment services sector for the ILC sourcing process and outcomes-based performance measurements. Read more →

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