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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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07 Oct

Put your Vision First on World Sight Day

Now is the perfect time for Australians to think about their sight, with Thursday 10 October marking World Sight Day for 2019. This year’s Word Sight Day theme is Vision First – and with around 90% of blindness and vision impairment preventable or treatable if detected early enough, Vision 2020 Australia is reminding Australians to […]

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06 Aug

AIHW data shows progress, but more to be done to close the gap for vision

Vision 2020 Australia, the peak body for the eye sector, welcomes today’s release of the Indigenous eye health measures 2018 report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This report is invaluable to the sector’s efforts to close the gap for vision, and contains critical data to help track progress towards this important goal.

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09 Jul

A plan for better vision this NAIDOC week

Vision 2020 Australia, the peak body for the eye sector, is marking NAIDOC week by calling for action to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the same access to eye care as other Australians. 

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02 Jul

Eye health sector priorities for returning parliament

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes all new and returning MPs to Canberra with the commencement of the 46th Parliament of Australia. The eye health and vision sector has identified a range of priorities for the next three years to reduce vision loss and improve opportunities for Australians who are blind or have low vision.

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01 Jul

Single national advocate for low vision launches today

Vision 2020 Australia is now the single peak body for service providers working in the blindness and low vision sector, following today’s integration with the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF).

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18 Apr

ALP’s positive commitment to First Australians’ vision

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the ALP’s plan to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – particularly its intention to invest
$13 million to help reduce avoidable blindness.

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03 Apr

Budget 2019-20 analysis

This year’s Federal budget has included increased investment in areas such as mental health and aged care, but little specific to eye care or vision.

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