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04 May

Budget 2016 lacks vision for eye health and vision care

Vision 2020 Australia has described the first Federal Budget for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down last night as uninspiring for the eye health and vision care sector.

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21 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia announces resignation of CEO Jennifer Gersbeck

Vision 2020 Australia’s Board today announced that longstanding CEO Jennifer Gersbeck will be leaving the organisation on 13 May.

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16 Apr

West Australian eye health goes under the microscope as part of ground-breaking National Eye Health Survey

Eye health professionals will conduct a final eye test in Kalamunda on Saturday, marking the end of a year-long pioneering national research study mapping the eye health of Australians.

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31 Mar

Vision Initiative sets sights on at-risk Victorians

Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy today revealed thousands of residents across Brimbank, Greater Dandenong, Swan Hill and Campaspe are set to benefit from Vision 2020 Australia’s Vision Initiative eye health program.

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15 Feb

Vision 2020 Australia sets its sights on the 2016 Federal election

Vision 2020 Australia today launched its 2016 Federal election campaign with the release of an ambitious plan to end avoidable blindness and increase community participation for people who are blind or vision impaired.

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10 Feb

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Labor funding boost to close the gap in Indigenous eye health

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed Labor’s $9 million funding commitment announcement today to improve essential eye health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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13 Jan

Vision Initiative Pilot Projects: results released

In 2012-15, the Vision Initiative successfully tested a novel three-tiered approach to reduce avoidable blindness and vision loss in four local government areas (LGAs) where populations were considered at increased risk of eye disease.

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08 Oct

Australians urged to snap for sight this World Sight Day

Australians are still not doing enough to look after their sight but a new campaign is hoping to change this by encouraging more people to get their eyes tested.

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28 Sep

SDGs set new global agenda for eye health and vision care

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment to a new agenda for sustainable development over the next 15 years.

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16 Sep

Indigenous eye health to receive $6.6m boost

Australia is one step closer to closing the eye health gap today following the Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash’s announcement of $6.63 million for Indigenous eye health.

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