Dr Kevin Murfitt AM has been recognised for his services to the blindness and low vision community in the June Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Vision Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ron Hooton said the award acknowledges Dr Murfitt’s achievements and contribution to the blindness and low vision community. “We congratulate Dr Murfitt on this well-deserved recognition. … Read more
The Women’s Branch of Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) has raised awareness about violence against blind and vision impaired women and children. The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women recently visited Australia. BCA wrote to the Rapporteur and the Women’s Branch of BCA was invited to attend a roundtable meeting of civil society or non-government … Read more
The Australia Blindness Forum has submitted its Country Report to the World Blind Union. The report highlights concerns about the social welfare provided for blind and vision impaired Australians through the National Disability Insurance Scheme and aged care services. To read about a very wide range of activities, you can download the Australian Blindness Forum … Read more
AUSTRALIAN BLINDNESS FORUM World Blind Union Asia-Pacific Mid-Term Regional Assembly Reporting Country/Territory: Australia Name of Person Reporting: Tony Starkey Interim Chair Australian Blindness Forum 1 ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN BLINDNESS FORUM The Australian Blindness Forum (ABF) is a not-for-profit organisation, whose purpose is to operate as the peak body representing the blindness sector for … Read more
Minister for International Development, Melissa Parke, today announced the Government’s decision to establish a new Australian Ambassador for Disability-Inclusive Development. Minister Parke said the ambassador will advocate for people with disability in developing countries to have access to the same opportunities as others and an equal say in the decisions that affect their communities. … Read more
Australian Blindness Forum World Blind Union Asia-Pacific Mid-Term Regional Assembly Reporting Country/Territory: Australia Name of Person Reporting: Tony Starkey Chair Australian Blindness Forum About the Australian Blindness Forum The Australian Blindness Forum (ABF) is a not-for-profit organisation, whose purpose is to operate as the peak body representing the blindness sector for the benefit of people … Read more
The mid-term review of Development for All, AusAID’s strategy for disability-inclusive development, is now available. You can access the report at: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/HotTopics/Pages/Display.aspx?QID=899.