The 2018/19 Federal Budget provides a significant investment in the lives of older Australians through the More Choices for a Longer Life package. With roughly an additional $5 billion dollar investment in Aged Care over the next four years this certainly constitutes a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to protect older Australians.
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Welcome boost to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Eye Health, but more is needed to Close the Gap
Tuesday night’s federal budget committed $10 billion to closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health over the next ten years.
Sadly, Australia’s overseas aid program is being driven by principles of economic development, increased trade and enhanced security for the Australian population and the Indo-Pacific, but is failing to address systemic drivers of poverty in developing nations.
For those diagnosed with diabetes, managing the core disease can be an intimidating prospect. Add to this a long list of potential health complications they will need to be vigilant of, such as cardiovascular disease and kidney damage, and it’s not surprising to learn that eyes are not high on the radar.
During Macula Month, we want all Australians at risk to think about their macula health; learn the risk factors associated with macular disease; have a regular, comprehensive eye examination and ask about their macula.
Vision 2020 Australia Policy and Advocacy Advisor Che Stockley reflects on the Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Striving Together National Conference 2018.
Are you one of the 150,000 Australians who are slowly but irreversibly losing their eyesight to glaucoma?
Half of the 300,000 Australians with glaucoma are unaware they have the potentially blinding condition because they lack noticeable symptoms and have not had an eye examination.
Allanah Crameri explains the importance of Orthoptics Awareness Week
Dialogue in the Dark – Revolutionising the way Australians perceive blindness, promoting diversity and inclusion for all.
After more than 25 years, 132 cities, 39 countries and over 10 million guests, Dialogue in the Dark™ opened its doors at the District Docklands in Melbourne in June 2017.
The Building Stronger Futures Program run by Vision Australia prepares young people aged 15-24 with blindness or low vision to be job ready. Belinda Wilson Vision Australia Building Stronger Future Program Lead tells us more.
Keratoconus is a disease in which the cornea (the clear front window of the eye) progressively thins and begins to bulge and protrude.
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