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05 May

Nash commends members’ joint Indigenous funding proposal

Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Minister for Health has praised Vision 2020 Australia members for the work they had done in developing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision care sector funding proposal.

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01 May

Investment in science and early R&D urgently needed says Shorten

Sustained public investment in science and research and development critical for Australia to improve its record in innovation and generate jobs said Federal opposition leader Bill Shorten today.

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30 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia urges Government not to lose focus on aid commitment

Vision 2020 Australia is urging the Australian Government to stay focussed on finishing the job of eliminating avoidable blindness in the region, in light of recent cuts and potential further slashing of aid in the upcoming Federal Budget.

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29 Apr

Discrimination leaves bad taste for people with Guide Dogs

New research commissioned by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, reveals that each week one NSW or ACT resident who is blind or vision impaired with a Guide Dog, is discriminated against by a restaurant or cafe illegally refusing or questioning their entry.

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16 Apr

Optometrists understand language barrier

Non-English speaking Victorians have greater issues around accessing services due to language and cultural barriers, which may explain why one in four Victorian adults who speak a language other than English at home have never had an eye test.

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26 Mar

WHO-BHVI joint Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia

A joint World Health Organisation and Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia, discussed the rapidly rising prevalence and impact of myopia.

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18 Mar

Eye health leaders inspire parliamentary friends

The Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care came together this week to listen to the stories from those on the ground, working to improve eye health and vision care both in Australia and our region. 

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13 Mar

New glaucoma clinic opens

New glaucoma clinic signals innovative shared-care approach to the eye health needs of an ageing population.

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12 Mar

Australia leading the way in Braille eLearning

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has officially launched the world’s first eLearning braille course, UEB Online. UEB Online is designed to help people who can see support the people in their life that are using Braille as a vital part of their communication.

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10 Mar

Guidelines developed to protect eye banks

Thousands of people are needlessly blind because they live in a country where they have no access to donated corneal tissue. Every day, surgeons in these communities face the challenge of securing the corneas needed to save sight from eye banks elsewhere – often in places like Australia or New Zealand. 

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