Thursday, 4 October 2012

Is there Dignity for Disabilities in South Australia’s APY Lands?

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent will today commence a week long investigation into the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (or APY) Lands, in northern South Australia. The seven day trip will examine health, disability, education, and community services in the APY...

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Breaking Down the Barriers to Justice

WHAT: Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent will be speaking on the barriers to justice all South Australians with disability currently encounter. Ms Vincent will highlight the key areas of reform she believes should be addressed in the Disability Justice...

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christies Beach Bus Case

"Today at Christies Beach Court all charges against the bus driver alleged to have abused children with disabilities were dropped. "We don’t have much information on why the charges are no longer being pursued, but this event certainly provides a...

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Time To Care For Carers

Today is National Carers’ Day, so Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent walks into Parliament thinking of the thousands of South Australians who provide tireless unpaid support to people with disabilities. "One in every six Australians is a carer,” said...

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

People with Disabilities Failed by the Justice System

"Last night’s Four Corners program eloquently and tragically outlined the way people with disabilities are failed by our systems." "People with disabilities are more likely to be sexually abused, and less likely to be served justice." "Last night’s program showed...

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Corrected Christies Beach Court Case

"Today’s Christies Beach Magistrates court case regarding school children allegedly sexually abused by a bus driver again exposed the many deficiencies in our justice system. "Four charges against the driver were dropped today. The dropped charges relate to two specific...

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Christies Beach Magistrates Court Case Statement

"The court case at Christies Beach Magistrates Court this morning regarding alleged sexual assaults of children with disabilities by a bus driver is known to my office. However, because of the legal issues surrounding the particular case I will not...

Monday, 14 February 2011

Disability – Everyone’s Business

Dignity for Disability MP Kelly Vincent today called on the Business Council’s Graham Bradley to look at constructive ways for businesses to improve equal employment opportunity for people with disabilities, rather than demonising people who are in receipt of Disability...

Friday, 22 October 2010

Kelly Vincent MLC Announces Seminar Series

"How you can Help Protect your Sons and Daughters with Disabilities from Sexual Abuse” Kelly Vincent, Dignity for Disability MLC, in support of Carers Week welcomes parents and guardians of children and adults with disabilities to the first of a...

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Kelly Vincent MLC Introduces Bill to Protect Those with Disabilities

Disability (Mandatory Reporting) Bill 2010 affords same protections as Child Protection Act to those with intellectual or severe communication disabilities. Kelly Vincent, Australia’s youngest parliamentarian, plans on South Australia being the first State in Australia to extend the protection of...

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