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04 Mar

Welcome Royal Commission recommendations to supporting older Australians with vision loss

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and is strongly supportive of recommendations that would address some of the major issues the sector has raised around current arrangements for older Australians living with blindness and vision loss. Key recommendations contained in the final report which […]

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03 Feb

Cataract waiting list in sights of vision care sector

Extended waiting lists for routine yet potentially eyesight-saving cataract surgery could be slashed under a plan proposed by the eye health and vision care sector in a submission to the 2021-22 Federal Budget. The Vison 2020 Australia submission calls for expanded delivery of public cataract surgery, along with the development and roll out of innovative […]

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13 Nov

Christopher Pyne focused on improving eye care for all Australians in key peak body role

The Hon Christopher Pyne has today been elected Chair of Vision 2020 Australia, the national organisation committed to preventing avoidable blindness and improving outcomes for people who are living with vision loss. Christopher brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and networks to this role. During his 26-year parliamentary career he led reforms across the Ageing, […]

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11 Nov

Amanda Vanstone ends term as Chair at Vision 2020 Australia AGM

The Hon Amanda Vanstone AO has concluded her six-year term as Chair of Vision 2020 Australia at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting, held online on Wednesday 11 November 2020. Amanda’s tenure coincided with a period of significant change and strategic challenge and throughout it, she steered the Board with a consistent combination of laser-like focus […]

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05 Nov

AIHW data positive, but highlights work required to close the vision gap

The Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP has today launched the AIHW’s report: Indigenous eye health measures 2020. The report shows there has been measurable progress towards improving the eye health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and closing the gap for vision. Some of the positive highlights of the report include: […]

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29 Oct

Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke delivers inaugural Barry Jones Vision Oration

Ophthalmologist, Australian of the Year and self-professed “social entrepreneur” Dr James Muecke AM delivered the inaugural Barry Jones Vision Oration to a broad, receptive online audience on Wednesday, 28 October. Dr Muecke spoke of his professional experience, alongside his personal journey, and how it shaped his approach to medicine, life and making a positive impact […]

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08 Oct

Don’t lose sight of your vision in 2020

Thursday 8 October is World Sight Day, and Vision 2020 Australia is calling on Australians to not lose sight of their vision in 2020. With around 90% of blindness and vision impairment preventable or treatable if detected early enough, now is the perfect time for to prioritise about your eye health – even during the […]

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20 Dec

Federal Budget submission calls for increased eye health investment in 2020

Vision 2020 Australia is calling for an increased government investment in eye health, as part of a push to invest in initiatives that can transform the vision of Australia and its neighbours in 2020. Proposals in the sector’s submission are targeted towards addressing avoidable blindness and supporting those with vision loss. There are currently more […]

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28 Nov

Celebrating the World Report on Vision at Parliament House

This week, Federal MPs heard how Australia is “leading the world” in advocating for eye health care at an event to celebrate the World Report on Vision, recently released by the World Health Organization.

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13 Nov

2019 Vision 2020 Australia Annual General Meeting

Vision 2020 Australia’s 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 13 November 2019 at the organisation’s office in Melbourne and its 2018-19 Annual Report can now be downloaded in PDF or accessible word formats on our website. At the AGM, Chair Amanda Vanstone described Vision 2020 Australia as a vital and financially stable organisation. […]

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