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08 Aug 2012
Last Friday, Kevin Rudd visited our Coorparoo site to talk with staff over lunch and to have a tour of our facilities. He learned about the range of Vision Australia services and the key issues faced by people who are blind or have low vision in their daily lives.
08 Aug 2012
Queenslanders with a disability, their families and carers will have new voices in government with the appointment of 75 Advisory Council Members around the state. Liz Jeffrey, Vision Australia's Advocacy Officer for Queensland is one of those successfully appointed to the role for a term of three years, commencing in September 2011. The other 74 members come from communities across Queensland - from Cairns to the Gold Coast and west to Mount Isa. Members include people with a disability, carers and advocates, as well as representatives of community organisations, businesses, local government, disability service providers and the wider community
08 Aug 2012
Minister for Ageing Andrew Constance has today announced a massive expansion of NSW Seniors Card benefits following the signing of a reciprocal arrangement with the New Zealand Government.
08 Aug 2012
The recent spate of natural disasters across Australia has increased demand for services supporting national and international communities, according to Deloitte's inaugural survey into the Not for Profit Sector - Fundraising in 2012.
08 Aug 2012
Last week the copyright committee of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (SCCR) made great progress towards a law to improve access to books for blind and other print disabled people.
08 Aug 2012
Blind champion Gerrard Gosens can climb Mount Everest, compete and do well in a national celebrity dance competition, and pick up an Order of Australia Medal, but he won't be able to vote independently or in secret at the upcoming Queensland election.
08 Aug 2012
On Fiday 18 May, Senator Stephen Conroy announced that a talking version of the set-top box will be available through the Household Assistance Scheme (HAS).
08 Aug 2012
As Australia’s largest service provider to people who are blind or have low vision, we believe that the Australian Government’s early release of the Productivity Commission report (on 10 August 2011) shows welcome progress and a genuine commitment to improving the lives of people with a disability.
08 Aug 2012
Vision Australia staff, clients and families will join with thousands of Australians with a disability, their families and carers today to call on political leaders to make the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) real.
08 Aug 2012
People with disability now have access to important information about air travel to help them have a smoother and more pleasurable flight experience.