The Other Big Day Out Speech

Thank you for inviting me here today to speak at this event. I’m really excited to be here because I think this event brings together two of my greatest passions – art and friendship. Uniting Care Wesley here at Port...

Kelly Vincent Motivation Australia Speech

What does an appropriate wheelchair mean; and how do you get one? Well, I am sure we all know this is quite a loaded question! I am not a physiotherapist or anything of that kind, so I cannot speak about...

End the Cycle Launch – SA State Library

There can be little denying that disability can be both a cause and a consequence of poverty.  Particularly in poorer countries, where no one is financially well-off or stable to begin with, people with disabilities can often be subject to...

Public Sector Update Conference

Today I am here to speak about 3 topics  - First – Disability is Not a Single Issue.  Second - The labyrinth of Bureaucracy. Finally - the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into a National Disability Insurance Scheme or NDIS.  (I am...

Inclusive Directions AGM

Thank you for inviting me here today. I’d like to first congratulate you on the wonderful work that you do. I recently put up a post on our busy Facebook page, asking whether any of our members had used your...

Inclusion Matters

Gender and Disability in Local and Global Contexts Symposium I am here to offer some opening remarks and wish to speak briefly about the importance of inclusion in the context of gender and disability. So what is inclusion – well...

South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability AGM

Keynote Address It has been harder than I ever expected to do this job, because the level of Unmet Needs is HUGE – I knew that we had a problem but I never expected the extent and depth of despair...

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