Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Topic: Bulletins

International Carers Conference

Dunstan Dignity Party Art Fundraiser Date: Saturday 21 October, 2017 Time: 4.00 pm – 7.30 pm Venue: Karmony Gym 32 Magill Road, Norwood (accessible venue)  https://karmony.com.au/ Rick Neagle, Dignity Party President, invites you join him at this social event to support...

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Topic: Bulletins

Changing Places

In a sad reflection on the current SA Government, planning for people with disabilities at the nRAH has been slapdash at best.  It has been revealed that there were no Changing Places style toileting facilities available to patients and visitors...

Monday, 18 September 2017

Topic: Bulletins

Thanks everyone for supporting a fantastic Quiz Night

They say a week is a long time in politics, and certainly (Health) Minister Snelling and (Disabilities & Mental Health) Minister Vlahos both resigning from the SA Cabinet signifies a change at the head of our state.  This political positioning...

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Topic: Bulletins

NDIS nitty gritty…access to sport and recreation

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds and pays for a suite of formal supports for people with varying levels of functional capacity.  NDIS plans are funded primarily on the goals set by people with disabilities.  No two NDIS packages...

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Topic: Bulletins

Brain Injury Awareness

Acquired Brain Injury or ABI is common and it results in the dysfunction and deterioration of cognitive, physical, emotional and independent skills. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics: Over 700,000 Australians have a brain injury Three in every four...

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Topic: Bulletins

Dignity Party launch their Upper House Ticket at Parliament House

Kelly Vincent proudly leads a champion team of upper house candidates! Sunday, Adelaide: Kelly Vincent launched the Dignity Party's bid to retain her upper house seat, supported by a team of dynamic and diverse Upper House candidates for the Dignity...

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Topic: Bulletins

Transforming Health to what?

A key issue confronting the effective implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) relates to the definition and determination of whether the disability is ‘permanent’. Mental health is a fluctuating illness course that is highly peculiar to each individual...

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Topic: Bulletins

Thanks for your support

Speaking at a recent economic briefing lunch, Innes Willox from the Australian Industry Group commented that SA has a “Vibrant and growing international economy.”  He mentioned the success of other countries where the business-research link is strong, something South Australia...

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Topic: Bulletins

A fair go in education for students with disabilities

I have been pondering the comments made by people who encourage the exclusion of children with autism (and other disabilities) from the education system. Accompanying my son, Mitchell aged 17, out into the mainstream community has its own set of...

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Topic: Bulletins

Human Rights in Group Homes

People with disabilities have historically faced extraordinary challenges when they interact with the justice system. The collaborative work that the Dignity Party has done with the South Australian Government, resulting in the implementation of the Disability Justice Plan (DJP), shows...

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