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08 Mar

Vision 2020 Australia celebrates International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day has occurred for well over a century and is now a central point for action to build support for women’s rights and full participation in life. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. Whether […]

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12 Jan

Look after your eyes during summer

Australians are usually aware of the dangers that UV rays can cause to the skin, but not the risks to their eyes. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels can be up to three times higher during summer than in winter. All UV eye exposure, regardless as to how short, adds up in the long term. It is […]

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27 Oct

New research highlights need to address cataract surgery wait times

Research published today shows the true cost of cataract surgery waiting times, with analysis suggesting reducing waiting times would result in estimated public health system cost savings of $6.6 million due to a reduction in the number of avoidable falls. Published in Public Health Research & Practice, a journal of the Sax Institute, the analysis has […]

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12 Oct

VisAbility social worker announced as winner in Australian Allied Health Awards

VisAbility Social Worker Marija Clark has been named Australian Social Worker of the Year in the prestigious Australian Allied Health Awards. Marija has worked for VisAbility for 23 years. She has dedicated her working life to helping those with low or no vision. “To say I was surprised is an understatement. I hadn’t prepared an […]

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10 Sep

Breaking Down the Attitude Barrier to Employment

A survey by Vision Australia has found that 83% of employers “lack confidence” in hiring a person who is blind or has low vision. Misconceptions about their capabilities remain one of the biggest reasons why the full-time employment rate for this cohort, as of 2018, was just 24%. This is despite the fact that people who […]

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21 May

Government aged care reforms and implications for the sector

In the latest federal budget, the government has committed almost $18 billion to facilitate massive changes in the Aged Care system. The government accepted 126 of the 148 recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in its final report earlier this year. Some of the upcoming reforms, to be delivered […]

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03 May

Eye sector comes together to set collaborative research priorities

The Australian eye health and vision care sector has a vibrant research community, with a number of organisations and individuals involved in a wide variety of work, often at the forefront of international science. In an effort to increase investment in eye research and raise the profile of the sector’s work, Vision 2020 Australia brought […]

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26 Apr

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference – The Gap and Beyond

The 2021 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference – The Gap and Beyond (NATSIEHC) took place on April 20-22. Held via an online platform, and hosted by the Indigenous Eye Health Unit of the University of Melbourne and the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA), the conference brought together over 230 […]

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23 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia meets with new Minister for the NDIS, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds

On 15 April 2021, the Vision 2020 Australia Chair and some Adelaide-based sector representatives had the opportunity to meet with the new Minister for the NDIS, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds. The meeting occurred on the day that the Minister had advised that introduction of independent assessments had been paused while the current trial is […]

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23 Apr

Independent Assessments Rollout Paused

On Thursday, 15 April, the Disability Reform Council met for the first time with new Minister for the NDIS, the Hon Senator Linda Reynolds CSC. In that meeting, according to the official communique, ministers discussed “the concerns raised by the sector in relation to independent assessments and the importance of further comprehensive consultation with states […]

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