Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the recent announcement from the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, that peak body funding will continue for a range of organisations working in the health sector.
The funding through the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme will allow peak bodies to continue their valuable work in providing expert advice to government and others across the country. Vision 2020 Australia Chair, the Hon Amanda Vanstone, said the funding will help peak bodies address major issues in the health sector.
“The decision to continue this funding enables organisations like Vision 2020 Australia to bring together many different organisations and develop advice that can help tackle some of the big issues in Australian health care,” said Ms. Vanstone.
the funding will help peak bodies address major issues in the health sector
“Peak bodies play an important role in civil society, and this funding allows a range of organisations working across many parts of health care – including eye health and vision care – to continue to make a real contribution.
“Minister Hunt should be congratulated for assisting civil society to play its role”.
Vision 2020 Australia CEO Judith Abbott said, “This peak body funding will enable Vision 2020 Australia, through the joint efforts of its members, to continue providing high quality advice to government across a wide range of areas, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health, international eye care, improving opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired, and preventive eye health.
“Importantly, it helps us to continue our work around preventing avoidable blindness and improving opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired to participate in our community – work that will make a real difference to many Australians.”