Policy Submissions and Proposals

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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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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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