Thursday, 18 February 2016

Universal Support for Universal Design

Dignity for Disability MLC, Kelly Vincent is pleased that the Upper House has given resounding support to her amendments to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill that will increase accessibility for all. The amendments received unanimous support, meaning South Australian...

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Friday, 4 December 2015

Disability Pride Parade 2015

In collaboration with Barriers to Justice, DACSSA and Victim Support Service Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent is proud to headline Australia’s first Disability Pride Parade today while also highlighting the barriers to justice still faced by South Australians. "In...

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Ramping Up Action for United Nation’s Day of Disability

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has used International Day of People with Disability to call for urgent intervention by the state and federal governments to address the National Disability Insurance Scheme shortfall in South Australia. "Through no fault of...

Thursday, 19 November 2015

World Toilet Day: We Can’t Wait – Flushing Away Exclusion

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has used United Nations’ World Toilet Day to call on the South Australian Government to fund Changing Places, a specialised toilet facility for those with additional sanitation needs. "Victoria now has six Changing Places...

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...

Friday, 28 August 2015

The Writing is on the Wall for Discriminatory Wording in SACE

Dignity for Disability welcomes the decision from the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board to remove the words "this student has completed a modified curriculum due to intellectual disability" on future SACE certificates. Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent...

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...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Where’s the Accessibility in Adelaide City Council’s Pimp my Shopfront Scheme?

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has slammed the Adelaide City Council’s pimp my shopfront scheme, saying that aesthetically pleasing shopfronts should be a secondary consideration to access. "It’s a slap in the face that the Adelaide City Council (ACC)...

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...

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