Minister for Rural Health the Hon Fiona Nash and Assistant Minister for Health the Hon Ken Wyatt have confirmed their attendance at the Vision 2020 Australia Vision Summit scheduled for 11 March in Sydney.
In addition to the Vision Summit with the Government, a further two Vision Summits have been scheduled in Melbourne, giving Vision 2020 Australia members the opportunity to firmly put eye health and vision care on the agendas of each of the major parties.
Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator the Hon Richard Di Natale, will represent the Australian Greens at an event on Monday, 15 February.
Shadow Assistant Minister for Health, Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Shadow Minister for Ageing, the Hon Shayne Neumann MP, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration, the Hon Matt Thistlethwaite and Parliamentary Friends Group co-Chair the Hon Amanda Rishworth will represent the Australian Labor Party on Tuesday, 16 February.
Vision 2020 Australia CEO Jennifer Gersbeck said she was delighted prominent Australian Parliamentarians have recognised the importance of meeting with the eye health and vision care sector to discuss the sector’s priorities in a busy election year.
“We are looking forward to the opportunity of meeting with these key parliamentarians to hear what they have to say about eye health priorities and to ask questions of each of the major parties.”
Ms Gersbeck urged members to attend as many of the summits as possible and to take the opportunity of this exclusive time with the nation’s leaders across the spectrum of eye health and vision care.
RSVPs close 5 February and members are reminded to send any questions which they would like to ask at the summits to firstname.lastname@example.org to maximise the effectiveness of the summits.
Vision 2020 Australia will kick off its Federal Election campaign on Monday, 15 February with the launch of its pre-election policy platform.