Policy Submissions and Proposals

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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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Jun 2019

National Primary Health Care Data Asset: Vision 2020 Australia Submission in response the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare draft Data Development Plan

Vision 2020 Australia members believe this data asset offers a unique opportunity to develop a comprehensive, ‘whole of system’ evidence base that is essential to understanding of the broader system of care, how people move through that system and where there are opportunities to improve quality and outcomes through targeted prevention, early intervention and treatment […]

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Jun 2019

Submission to the Australian Public Service Commission: Pilot project – Coaching service for APS managers of employees who are blind or vision impaired

To increase the employment of people who are blind or have low vision in the Australian Public Service, we need to better support managers and staff during various stages of their employment. This pilot project would provide managers of both new starters and existing staff who are blind or have low vision access to expert, […]

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Jun 2019

Submission to the Consultation on Shaping the Future of Disability Policy for 2020 and Beyond

Vision 2020 Australia has submitted this response to a national consultation to help shape the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond. The consultation includes a survey to inform the National Disability Strategy and gain the community’s views on: The attitudes of people towards disability What things are still issues or barriers for people […]

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Apr 2019

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care on the Cataract Clinical Care Standard: Consultation draft

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Cataract Clinical Care Standard: Consultation draft.

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Feb 2019

Streamlined consumer assessment for Aged Care

Eye Health and Vision Care Sector Submission to the Department of Health Discussion Paper December 2018.
 

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Feb 2019

2019-20 Pre-Budget Submission

Vision 2020 Australia considers that by working in partnership across government, non-government, private and community sectors, avoidable blindness and vision loss in Australia and our region can be prevented and treated and ensure that people who are blind or vision impaired of all ages, have equal access to services to support their independence and community participation. 

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Jan 2019

Embedding vision and eye health in child health and wellbeing: Input to development of the National Action Plan for Children’s Health 2020-2030

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the co design of the National Action Plan for Children’s Health 2020-2030, led by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) with funds from the Australian Government Department of Health. This submission has been shaped by the advice and expertise of Vision 2020 Australia […]

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