Monday, 20 February 2012

Gonski Report: SA students with disabilities left behind

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent says today’s release of the Gonski Report confirms that the needs of South Australians with disabilities are being ignored by our school system. In his far-reaching analysis of national education funding, businessman David Gonski...

Thursday, 2 February 2012

A Fair Go for Disability Sector Workers

Yesterday’s Fair Work Australia decision to award community and disability sector workers a pay rise of between 19 and 41 per cent is a welcome acknowledgement of the value of these Australians, said Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent. The...

Friday, 23 December 2011

Road to Nowhere: Holiday Travel for People with Disabilities

As Australians set off around the country to see family and loved ones, many people with disabilities are being left behind without accessible travel options. Air travel is notoriously difficult for people with disabilities, and finding an accessible hotel or...

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...

Monday, 19 December 2011

Disability Reform: Waiting Till the Cash Cows Come Home

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent today welcomed the Premier’s long overdue announcement regarding disability reform but remains unconvinced of adequate funding allocation to implement restructure of the sector. The Premier and Minister for Disability have provided an initial response,...

Thursday, 1 December 2011

New Laws Needed to Better Protect Vulnerable South Australians

South Australia is out of step with modern thinking on disability care and needs to completely review its laws, according to the State’s Public Advocate. In his annual report (tabled in Parliament late last week) Dr John Brayley says while...

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Why Are We Waiting?

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent today in Parliament questioned the Government over its total lack of action on South Australia’s Blueprint for Disability Services Reform. Today is six weeks since the Blueprint’s publication, yet not a single recommendation has...

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Evidence Act Changes Welcome

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent welcomes the Attorney-General’s announcement that changes will be made so the Evidence Act is more inclusive of people with disabilities. Ms Vincent has been lobbying for change of the Evidence Act since speaking to...

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

National Disability Award Winners Announced

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent is excited to congratulate the winners of the National Disability Awards which were announced yesterday in Canberra. In the lead up to the International Day of People with Disabilities on December 3, nine individuals...

Monday, 14 November 2011

Keep Community Visitors Independent

Kelly Vincent MLC supports Public Advocate John Brayley in his call to make a Mental Health Community Visitors Scheme independent of the Health Department. "Dr Brayley’s call to remove the Community Visitors scheme from the department which it is supposed...

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