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13 Feb

CBM Australia announces new CEO

CBM Australia is delighted to announce that Jane Edge has been appointed CEO of CBM Australia from July 2015. 

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12 Feb

The blind must lead the blind

Vision Australia calls on the Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison to immediately return funding to Blind Citizens Australia (BCA).

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11 Feb

Detecting preventable diseases key to Closing the Gap

Australian governments at all levels must persist with efforts to Close the Gap on Indigenous health and life expectancy, The Fred Hollows Foundation said today.

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29 Jan

Clarke and Dawe promote eye health

Public commentators John Clarke and Bryan Dawe are once again encouraging Victorians to save their sight and get their eyes tested in a relaunched series of Community Service Announcements (CSAs).

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16 Dec

CEO eBulletin – December 2014

Welcome to the last edition of the Vision 2020 Australia eBulletin for 2014.

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15 Dec

Government’s promises on Australian aid are worthless

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body for aid and humanitarian agencies, condemns the deep cuts to Australia’s aid budget announced by the Treasurer today as damaging to the poor and a lazy way to find budget savings.

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11 Dec

Optometry sector hit hard by Government health changes

The Abbott Government has again reduced its investment in essential preventative eye health and vision care as a result of the changes it is making to Medicare rebates to freeze indexation until July 2018.

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10 Dec

Barriers to vision correction in a disadvantaged school community

On Wednesday 19 November the Australian College of Optometry (ACO) launched its research paper Barriers To Vision Correction For Children In A Disadvantaged School Community.

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04 Dec

Why wearing glasses can help eradicate poverty

The simple act of a child putting on a pair of glasses can contribute to global efforts to eradicate poverty, The Fred Hollows Foundation said today.

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02 Dec

Optometry Australia elects new National President

Optometry Australia has announced its new National President, Kate Gifford, who is only the second female and youngest candidate to be elected to the optometry profession’s highest office.

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