Thursday, 3 December 2015

Zero Tolerance for Violence Against PWD

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has used International Day of People with Disability (IDoPwD) to again state that it is illegal to use violence against any person. "Children and young people with disability are especially susceptible to abuse,” says...

Friday, 27 November 2015

Time for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse and Neglect of People with Disabilities

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent is supporting Senate inquiry calls for a Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities, along with other key measures aimed at reducing violence against the disability community. "The number one...

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Elder Abuse Investigation Passes SA Parliament

Dignity for Disability has ensured the incidence of elder abuse in South Australia will be examined after a motion passed the Legislative Council tonight with unanimous support. Dignity for Disability has called for the abuse of older South Australians to...

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Justice Denied No More

Dignity for Disability is proud to report the passage of an historic Bill through the South Australian Parliament today. The legislation enshrines improvements in the justice system for people with disabilities and forms part of the Disability Justice Plan. "Not...

Sunday, 8 March 2015

No Matter When; No Matter Where, Disability Rights are Human Rights

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent claims International Women’s Day as a day to demand more recognition and rights for women with disability, both in Australia and overseas, calling on the Commonwealth Government to hold true to a 2013 promise...

Thursday, 4 December 2014

First Legislative Steps Breaking Down the Barriers to Justice

On International Day of People with Disability, Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent is pleased to see the South Australian Parliament taking steps towards improving access to criminal justice for people with disabilities by passing the Criminal Law Consolidation (Sexual...

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Demand for Judicial Inquiry to Uncover Abuse in SA

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has today called on the Premier to establish a Judicial Inquiry into the abuse of people with disabilities in institutional group homes. Responding to Four Corners episode In Our Care, which shed light on...

Monday, 24 March 2014

Disability Justice Plan Delayed is Justice Denied

The evidence given at the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in Adelaide today and last week reinforces the need for South Australia’s Disability Justice Plan to be enacted, says Kelly Vincent MLC. The Royal Commission has been hearing evidence...

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

People with Intellectual Disability have the Same Human Rights!

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has welcomed the call from Maurice Blackburn lawyers today, urging people with intellectual disability to preserve their rights and ensure the Federal Government does not infringe their capacity to seek due damages following a...

Thursday, 18 October 2012

When will there be some Justice for Children with Disabilities?

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has today called on Minister Portolesi to conduct a review of bus services for students with disabilities following a shocking situation in Ballarat highlighted today. "Today’s story exposing the case of twelve year old...

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