Policy Submissions and Proposals

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Sep 2020

Submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency: Review of Support Coordination Service Model

Across Australia, over 450,000 people are living with blindness and vision loss. These people are at higher risk of a range of adverse health and social outcomes, including double the rates of falls, three times increased risk of depression, four times the risk of hip fractures, greater utilisation of health, aged care and social services, […]

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Aug 2020

Vision 2020 Australia feedback on the Revised Outreach Service Delivery Standards and Reporting Template

This submission has been prepared by Vision 2020 Australia in response to the Revised Outreach Service Delivery Standards and Reporting Template, which encompass a range of programs: Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program (MOICDP); Healthy Ears Program; Eye and Ear Surgical Support (EESS); and Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS). Our feedback identifies both changes that should […]

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Aug 2020

Response to Productivity Commission’s Draft Indigenous Evaluation Strategy

This submission is made in response to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Indigenous Evaluation Strategy. Vision 2020 Australia’s submission recommends amendments to the Draft Strategy to include references to self-determination and Indigenous Data Sovereignty to focus on the centrality of the perspectives, priorities and knowledges of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the shaping of […]

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Jul 2020

Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety: Aged care system governance, market management, and roles and responsibilities

This submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety focuses on a range of challenges which exist with the current aged care system’s overarching system of governance and market management, in particular the lack of necessary flexibility, sustainability or local/client responsiveness needed to meet the visual needs of older Australians. Vision 2020 […]

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Jun 2020

National Injury Prevention Strategy 2020-2030: Consultation on draft Strategy

This submission to the Department of Health’s ‘National Injury Prevention Strategy 2020-2030’ consultation aims to highlight the importance of including eye injury prevention within the broader national injury prevention framework.

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Jun 2020

Submission to initial consultation paper – Review of Regulation of Aged Care Workforce, June 2020

This submission to the Department of Health’s Review of Aged Care Workforce Regulation highlights some of the risks and opportunities associated with any increase in regulation of staff who provide government funded aged care services. While the review itself appears focussed on personal care workers, our submissions highlights the diversity of staff who provide funded […]

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Jan 2020

Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

This submission was informed by members of Vision 2020 Australia’s Independence and Participation Committee. The Committee is made up of representatives working towards improving the ability of Australians who are blind or vision impaired to participate in the community, and ensuring evidence supports better, sustainable service and program delivery.

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Dec 2019

2020-21 Pre-Budget Submission

2020 is a unique year to raise awareness of the importance of good eye and vision care and invest in initiatives that can transform the eye health and vision of Australia and its neighbours. This submission outlines priorities for eye sector investment – a number of which will support the Government to deliver on its […]

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Nov 2019

Improving the NDIS Experience: Establishing a Participant Service Guarantee and Removing Legislative Red Tape

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) under the National Disability Strategy has helped many Australians living with disability and improved their lives. Greater choice and control for people living with disabilities is strongly supported by Vision 2020 Australia’s members, and for some people who are blind or have low vision, the NDIS […]

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Sep 2019

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme: Inquiry into NDIS Planning

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) under the National Disability Strategy (NDS) has helped many Australians living with disability and improved their lives. Greater choice and control for people living with disabilities is strongly supported by Vision 2020 Australia’s members, and for some people who are blind or have low vision, the […]

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