World Sight Day is on Thursday 8 October, and we’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary. Vision 2020 Australia began in the year 2000, when key organisations from the eye health and vision care sector came together create a united, cooperative peak body to prevent avoidable blindness, enhance eye care delivery and better meet the needs of people who are blind or living with low vision.
We have received a number of messages of support from prominent Australians and celebration for the sector, and we’ll be sharing them here.
The Hon Scott Morrison – Prime Minster of Australia.
Andrew Laming MP – Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care
Dr James Muecke AM – Australian of the Year and Chair of Sight For All.
The Hon Greg Hunt MP – Minister for Health.
The Hon Chris Bowen MP – Shadow Minister for Health.
Meryl Swanson MP – Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care.
The Hon Richard Colbeck – Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians.
The Hon Stuart Robert MP – Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The Hon Christopher Pyne – former Federal MP.
Adam Bandt MP – Leader of the Australian Greens.
Dr Barry Jones – Vision 2020 Australia Patron.
The Hon Amanda Vanstone – Vision 2020 Australia Chair.