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18 Oct

CEO Announcement

Patricia Sparrow to leave Vision 2020 Australia at the end of 2022 Vision 2020 Australia CEO, Patricia Sparrow, will finish her tenure at the end of 2022 after leading the development of a new ambitious strategic plan, including a refreshed policy and advocacy strategy. Patricia has decided to accept a new role as CEO of […]

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02 Jun

Vision 2020 Australia Welcomes New Commonwealth Health Team

Australia’s peak eye health body Vision 2020 Australia has congratulated the Albanese government’s new health ministry team to be led by Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon. Mark Butler MP. Vision 2020 welcomed the expanded and talented team in order to address the reform challenges of the post-pandemic era including Ged Kearney MP, […]

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25 May

Vision 2020 Australia To Launch Reconciliation Action Plan at National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference

Australia’s peak eye health body Vision 2020 Australia is launching their Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) as part of their commitment to reducing current inequities in eye health and vision of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples; and supporting their right to self-determination. Board members of Vision 2020 Australia and CEO Patricia Sparrow will be […]

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24 May

Vision 2020 Australia Urges New Parliament To Prioritise Eye Care Reform

Australia’s peak eye health body Vision 2020 Australia is calling on the incoming Labor government and the large crossbench to prioritise equitable and high-quality eye-care access for all Australians immediately. Welcoming the new federal Labor government and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Vision 2020 Australia CEO Patricia Sparrow said the new parliament presented opportunities for positive […]

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27 Mar

Setting Australia’s Sights: Vision 2020 sets the standard for preventing blindness

The eye health and vision care sector has called on all political parties to make blindness and vision impairment a national health priority, setting the standard of commitments required to tackle the 90% that is preventable. “90 percent of blindness and vision loss in Australia is preventable or treatable if detected early enough,” said Patricia […]

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07 Dec

Australia’s first Aboriginal ophthalmologist A/Prof Kris Rallah-Baker to deliver 2021 Barry Jones Vision Ovation

The second annual Barry Jones Vision Oration will be delivered by A/Prof. Kristopher Rallah-Baker, Australia’s first Aboriginal ophthalmologist. Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions, the oration will be released as a pre-recorded video on Wednesday 8 December on the Vision 2020 Australia website. A proud Yuggera and Biri-Gubba man, A/Prof. Rallah-Baker is a highly […]

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10 Nov

2021 Vision 2020 Australia Annual General Meeting

Vision 2020 Australia’s 21st Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 online via Zoom, and the 2020-21 Annual Report can now be downloaded in PDF or accessible word formats on our website. At the AGM, Chair Christopher Pyne described Vision 2020 Australia as an organisation with sound financial management and governance, […]

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14 Oct

Half a million missed eye tests put Australians’ sight at risk

Analysis of the latest Medicare data shows the COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on eye health care. Between 1 March 2020 and 31 August 2021, there were 516,906 less eye tests conducted nationally than in the previous 18-month period. This means that there are more than half a million Australians at greater risk […]

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01 Sep

Keeping a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision

The Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW) has today launched its Indigenous eye health measures 2021 report which shows measurable progress towards improving the eye health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report includes data from the 2019-20 year, which included the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. Despite […]

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19 Aug

Launch of the Australian Eye and Ear Health Survey

The Centre for Vision Research at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) have announced the Australian Eye and Ear Health Survey, the second national eye health survey sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Health. The survey will be delivered by WIMR and its partners, including Vision 2020 Australia member organisations Brien Holden Foundation […]

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