Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Government must not let lives hang in the budget balance

Following today's damning Coroner's findings, Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent is calling on Premier Jay Weatherill and potential Premier Steven Marshall to commit to quicker action on implementing mental health support for people living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  "We are losing young people to this condition and it’s important...

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Oakden: Minister yields to Dignity Party demands

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent says this afternoon’s announcement in Parliament by the Minister for Mental Health confirms the Minister must listen to MPs connected with their constituents and community. “Today’s announcement by the Minister...

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Oakden: appalling culture of abuse and neglect must end

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent says today’s announcement that the Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service will be shut down is welcome news given the rampant culture of abuse, restraint, neglect that has characterised this...

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Medicare Benefits Schedule Cuts – Negative Impact on Indigenous Kids?

Dignity for Disability MP Kelly Vincent has today expressed concern about the Federal Health Minister’s likely cuts to the Medicare Benefits Schedule that may negatively impact young Indigenous South Australians with disability. "The roll out of the National Disability Insurance...

Friday, 11 December 2015

Feds Finally Dance to Piccolos Tune

Dignity for Disability MLC, Kelly Vincent says although it’s a relief that the bi-lateral funding agreement to enable more South Australian children with disabilities to access services under the NDIS has now been signed, it’s been too long coming. "This...

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Not Transforming Health: Disability Health Faces a Transdisciplinary Disaster

"The Government’s plan to close the Centre for Disability Health (CDH) is an absolute outrage and will take gaping system failure to crisis point,” says Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent. "To shut down the only health clinic in South...

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Weatherill Labor Government Failing South Australians with Mental Illness

"Today, on World Mental Health Day, Dignity for Disability, the Greens and Liberal Opposition are joining forces to demand a better deal for South Australians with mental illness, particularly those with a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) diagnosis,” says Dignity for...

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Labor Lets Down People with Disabilities and the People of the West

Labor’s Transforming Health plan is shaping up as a disaster for people in need of rehabilitation, according to disability advocates, crossbench parties and the Opposition. The Government’s plan to relocate the Spinal Injuries Unit from Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre to The...

Friday, 17 July 2015

Bleeding Regional SA Dry – Cuts to SA Pathology Jobs

The announcement of job cuts to SA Pathology will come back to bite the government on the bum, according to Dignity for Disability’s MLC Kelly Vincent. SA Pathology services has seen a number of changes and the service has already...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Renovating the Transforming Health Process: Fences Before Ambulances

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent’s motion on Delivering Transforming Health has passed the South Australian Legislative Council with resounding support this evening. "Our motion focused on areas of rehabilitation, mental health and communication, but the whole process of how...

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