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31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Prevention and Early Intervention advocacy update

The Prevention and Early Intervention Committee (PEIC) met on 18 April 2012. It was Genevieve Quilty’s first meeting as Chair of the PEIC.  Guest speaker, Terry Findlay – Director of the National Transition Project at the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) – updated members on Medicare Locals and the systems being put in place to monitor their performance.

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31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Low Vision and Rehabilitation advocacy update

At the COAG meeting and in the days following, agreement was reached to trial the NDIS in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and ACT. To begin defining the design of NDIS, consultation will commence in late August with people with a disability, their families and carers, the workforce, disability sector and peak bodies.

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02 Jul

The RANZCO Eye Foundation launches JulEYE

JulEYE is The RANZCO Eye Foundation’s national eye health awareness month that takes place annually during July.

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02 Jul

The RANZCO Eye Foundation’s JulEYE kicks off

Australians still not getting the message to have their eyes tested regularly. 2 out of 5 Australians are taking their eye health for granted.

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06 Jun

CBM Australia launches End the Cycle

CBM Australia recently launched End the Cycle, a community engagement campaign seeking to raise awareness of the cycle of poverty and disability. End the Cycle is an issue-focused campaign that promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of development. 

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18 May

New plan uses iPads to help country kids with sensory loss

Children with a vision and/ or hearing impairment in regional and remote areas will have greater access to services thanks to a new video conferencing program launched today.

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15 May

Australian Professor receives prestigious honour from University of Houston

An Australian Professor who has been at the forefront of vision correction research for more than four decades has received the University of Houston’s highest honour. Professor Brien Holden, “the most influential optometrist of our generation”, according to world authority on myopia research, Professor Earl Smith III, has been acknowledged through the award of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

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09 May

Freeze on aid budget hinders Australia’s vision to address blindness in the Asia Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia said the Government’s decision to break its promise to increase foreign aid funding to 0.5 per cent of GNI by 2015 was a setback for eye health.

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04 May

WHO action plan for 2014-2019

WHO invites feedback on Discussion Paper reflecting responses to 2009-2013 Action Plan to assist in 2014-2019 draft.

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03 Apr

Genevieve Quilty appointed CEO of Optometrists Association

Optometrists Association Australia has appointed Ms Genevieve Quilty to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective 30 March 2012.

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