Thursday, 2 December 2010

Stories, not Statistics

In the lead up to International Day of People with a Disability, Kelly Vincent MLC yet again calls on the Minister for Disability to clear the now infamous Unmet Needs Waiting list. However, this time Ms Vincent has also offered...

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Better Late Than Never

Kelly Vincent MLC congratulates the Rann Government on finally announcing a review of the Disability Services Act. In 1993 the South Australian Disability Services Act was passed, and one year later it was reviewed. That review recommended that the Act...

Monday, 29 November 2010

Mr Conlon, you had Better Book your Access Taxi for Christmas 2012 Today

Kelly Vincent MLC can’t book a Taxi on Christmas Day, and neither can anyone else who uses a wheelchair. When David Bevan referred to the hire car licensing system as "formalised extortion” and "a protection racket” on ABC891 last week...

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...

Friday, 3 September 2010

Kelly Vincent MLC helps Families with Kids with Disabilities get School Fee Help

Carer Allowance no longer considered income by DECS for School Card eligibility. Kelly Vincent, MLC for Dignity for Disability is pleased to announce that more South Australian families with children with a disability will be eligible for School Card fee...

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...

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Kelly Vincent MLC Announces Plans for Change and Choice

With the support of Dignity for Disability, my staff and my constituents, I will: 1. call for a comprehensive review the ‘current’ South Australian Disability Services Act, which was first introduced in 1993. To the Party’s knowledge, the Act has...

Thursday, 8 April 2010

South Australian Makes Parliamentary History

21 year old Dignity for Disability candidate, Kelly Vincent, wins Upper House seat Kelly Vincent, Dignity for Disability, has earned the 11th and final Legislative Council seat in the South Australian 2010 State election, as announced by the SA Electoral...

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Minister Conlon, it’s too late to return his calls…

Minister Conlon, it’s too late to return his calls, but it’s not too late to grant his last request. In the last emails that Dr Paul Collier, candidate for the Upper house with Dignity for Disability sent late the night...

Saturday, 27 February 2010

D4d Welcomes Liberals’ New Approach to Education for Disabled Children – But the Proof will be in the (School) Pudding?

Dignity for disability (d4d) welcomes the acknowledgement by the Liberal Party that the current education system is failing children with disabilities, and that it is time for a new approach in South Australia. All children have a right to a...

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