Guide Dogs show Amanda Vanstone the way

Fresh off the plane from a recent trip to Cambodia touring Vision 2020 Australia members working in-country, Amanda Vanstone, new Chair on Vision 2020 Australia, kicked off the Australian leg of her orientation program this week in her home town of Adelaide.

Joe Thorp, Jennifer Gersbeck, Amanda Vanstone, Kate Thiele and Tango

Guide Dogs SA/NT was the first stop on her nation-wide tour of services for people who are blind or vision impaired. During the visit Amanda got up close and personal with some of the organisation’s newest and oldest recruits, and saw first-hand Guide Dogs in action.

Newest recruits

Tango the ambassador Guide Dog

Amanda’s new role, chairing the eye health peak body, will involve being a champion for people who are blind or vision impaired, ensuring they have access to quality services. This orientation tour will give Amanda a better understanding of the sector, the challenges it faces and the gains it has made toward eliminating avoidable blindness; and importantly to meet the people working in the sector improving the lives of others.