Your Vision Australia

'Your Vision Australia' is a quarterly audio magazine for clients of Vision Australia.

The magazine is designed to:

  • Provide a round up of the main items of the latest Client Representative Council meeting
  • Introduce various members of our client consultative committees
  • Share messages from the CEO specifically for Vision Australia clients

A new edition is produced following each meeting of the Client Representative Council (CRC).

Your Vision Australia editions

March 2013

In this edition, hosted by Stephen Jolley:
  • CRC chair Stephen Belbin, and fellow member Wendy Noakes review the March 2 meeting of the CRC; 
  • We find out about Danielle Dunne from Mildura Victoria and her Local Client Group; 
  • Barry Smerdon from Albury NSW, Talks about his life and work with the Region 3 RCC;
  • Danny Keogh from Melbourne, tells of his life and his participation on the SEDA Client Advisory Committee;
  • We introduce Cassandra Strakosch, the newest member of the Client Consultation and Engagement staff team;
  • We meet new Vision Australia CEO, Ron Hooton.


December 2012

In this edition, hosted by Stephen Jolley:

  • CRC chair Stephen Belbin, and fellow member Ernie Drew review the November 24 meeting of the CRC; 
  • We find out about Maree Martin from Morisset south of Newcastle, and her  Local Client Group; 
  • Peter Madden from Geelong Victoria, Talks about his life and work with the Region 1 RCC;
  • Peter Davis from Wagga Wagga NSW, Talks about his life and his role as a member of the CRC;
  • Coral Arnold from Sydney tells of her life and her participation on the Accessible Information Solutions Client Advisory Committee;
  • Susan Thompson, An Advocacy Officer with Vision Australia explains a little about herself and her work;
  • Vision Australia Chair Dr Kevin Murfitt reflects on recent developments around Vision Australia.


September 2012

In this edition, hosted by Stephen Jolley:

  • CRC chair Stephen Belbin, and fellow member Trevor Rice review the September 1 meeting of the CRC;
  • We find out about Mark Moran from Casino Northern NSW, and his Local Client Group;
  • Denise Hanson from Ballarat Victoria, Talks about her life and work with the Region 1 RCC;
  • Nadia Mattiazzo from Melbourne tells of her life and her participation on the SEDA Client Advisory Committee;
  • New Vision Australia General Manager Accessible Information Solutions Michael Simpson talks about the transition from his direct role with the Client Consultation network;
  • Vision Australia Chair Dr Kevin Murfitt reflects on the recent meeting of the CRC and on other developments around the organisation.


June 2012

In this edition, hosted by Stephen Jolley:

  • CRC chair Stephen Belbin, and fellow member Brian Hunter review the May meeting of the CRC;
  • We find out about Colin Dowling from Magnetic Island in North Queensland and his Local Client Group in Townsville;
  • Emma Horsfield from Brockelsby in NSW, who serves on the Region 3 RCC, talks about family life with a daughter who has - low vision;
  • CRC member Bill Jolley, tells of his life including what drives him to participate on the CRC;
  • Sharon Sobi from the ACT talks about her life and her participation on the SEDA Client Advisory Committee;
  • We met Brisbane based staff member Liz Jeffrey from the advocacy team;
  • Acting CEO David Speyer reflects on the recent meeting of the CRC and on other developments around the organisation.


March 2012

In this edition, hosted by Stephen Jolley:

  • CRC chair Stephen Belbin, and fellow member Bill Jolley review the February meeting of the CRC;
  • We find out about Wanda Egerton from Glen Waverley in Melbourne's East and her Local Client Group involvements;
  • Sharee Paton from Canowindra in the NSW Central West, talks about living as a blind person in a rural area and of her role as Chair of the Regional Client Committee 3;
  • We meet Stephen Belbin, away from his role as Chair of the CRC;
  • Anne Jackson tells of her life with her passion for reading and of her participation in the Accessible Information Solutions Client Advisory Committee;
  • Seeing Eye Dog user Brent Franklin tells his personal story and brings insights in to his role as Chair of the Seda Client Advisory Committee;
  • Vision Australia CEO, Gerard Menses comments on current initiatives and activities of the organisation.


December 2011

In this edition, hosted by Stephen Jolley:

  • CRC chair Stephen Belbin, and fellow member Jodie Hoger review the October meeting of the CRC;
  • We find out about John Keep from Foster NSW and his Local Client Group;
  • Amanda Guildford, from New Farm Brisbane gives a glimpse of her remarkable personal story and tells of her involvement with Regional Client Committee 5, which functions across Queensland and the Northern Territory;
  • CRC member Ernie Drew tells of his life, his involvement with Vision Australia and introduces Brenda Murray, winner of the 2011 Vision Australia Client Service Award;
  • We bring you Brenda Murray’s words as she accepted the Vision Australia Client Service Award at the Annual General Meeting;
  • Vision Australia National Advocacy Manager, Renee Williamson tells us about her background and explains her work including providing information about the recent Client Forums;
  • Vision Australia CEO, Gerard Menses comments on current initiatives and activities of the organisation.


September 2011

In this edition, hosted by Stephen Jolley:

  • CRC chair Stephen Belbin, and fellow member Brian Hunter review the August 2011 meeting of the CRC;
  • We find out about Lyndell Iglesias and her leadership of the Gong Local Client Group in Wollongong;
  • Howard Ainsworth, from Heidelberg in Melbourne, tells of his background and of his involvement with Regional Client Committee 2, which functions across the Eastern half of Victoria;
  • CRC member Trevor Rice tells of his life and his involvement with Vision Australia;
  • We meet Vision Australia CRC Projects & Co-ordination Consultant Kirsten McCombie, and find out about her and her work with Vision Australia;
  • Christine Casey tells of her life and her involvement with the i-access ® Advisory Committee of the CRC; and
  • Vision Australia Chair, DR Kevin Murfitt, comments on current initiatives and activities of the organisation.


June 2011

In this edition, hosted by Stephen Jolley:

  • CRC chair Stephen Belbin, and fellow member Brian Hunter review the May 2011 meeting of the CRC;
  • We find out about Wendy Noaks and her leadership of the Marlin Coast Local Client Group in the Cairns area;
  • Bruce McCallister, Regional Client Committee member, tells of his background and of the work of Regional Client Committee 4, which functions from Northern Sydney up to the Queensland border;
  • CRC member Jodie Hoger tells of her life and her involvement with Vision Australia;
  • We meet Vision Australia Policy and Research Officer Sue Crane, to find out about the Vision Australia client forums;
  • Pam Barras tells of her life and her involvement with the SEDA Client Advisory Committee of the CRC; and
  • CEO, Gerard Menses, comments on current initiatives and activities of Vision Australia.


March 2011

In this edition, hosted by Stephen Jolley:

  • CRC chair Stephen Belbin, and fellow member Bill Jolley review the February 2011 meeting of the CRC;
  • We find out about Maureen Davenport and her leadership of two Local Client Groups in the Brisbane area;
  • Terry Coghlan, Regional Client Committee member, tells of his background and of the work of Regional Client Committee 4, which functions from Northern Sydney up to the Queensland border;
  • CRC member Peter Davis, tells of his life and his involvement with Vision Australia;
  • We meet David Grills, a Regional Client Committee member from Region 2, who provides an update on his involvement in Vision Australia client forums; and
  • Acting CEO, David Speyer, comments on current initiatives and activities of Vision Australia.

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