Directions for South Australia – Economic Platform

“South Australia must become a place where we build things again. Let’s harness the skills of our people and do it.” Introduction: In these times of broad macro-economic change, South Australia can strengthen its local economy by focussing on the...

Directions For South Australia – Shifting Perceptions

Introduction: Article 8 of the United Nations Convention of Rights of People with Disabilities encourages all signatories: To adopt immediate, effective and appropriate measures...to raise awareness throughout society...regarding people with disabilities. Current negative representations of people with a disability in...

Directions for South Australia – Universal Design

Introduction: Article 2 of the United Nations Convention of Rights of People with Disabilities defines Universal Design as: The design of products, environments, programmes and services to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need...

Directions for South Australia – Employment

Introduction: Article 27 of the United Nations Convention of Rights of People with Disabilities states that Governments must: Recognise the right of persons with disabilities to work on an equal basis with others, and this right includes: The opportunity to...

Directions for South Australia – Transport

“Reliable, accessible, affordable public transport is vital in ensuring equal opportunities for all South Australians” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: Some people with physical disabilities may be at risk of being denied access to services if poor public transport restricts...

Directions for South Australia – Accommodation

Introduction: Article 19 of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to which Australia is a signatory, recognises: The equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others,...

Directions for South Australia – Utilities and Cost of Living

“Those on the lowest incomes, who are most vulnerable, often pay more – a poverty premium – because they are poor.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The essential services of energy, water and telecommunications represent significant cost to the household...

Directions for South Australia – Health

Introduction Article 25 of the United Nations Convention of Rights of People with Disabilities clearly states that: Persons with disabilities have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination on the basis of disability...

Directions for South Australia – Mental Health and Disability

“I’m sick of mental health being treated as a political football." - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: Mental health and wellbeing has the potential to impact many, if not most, South Australians.  This could be through the direct experience of mental...

Directions for South Australia – Dynamic Ageing

“Let’s ensure older South Australians are given the respect they deserve and services they need without compromising their independence, dignity or safety.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The United Nations Principles for Older Persons, adopted in 1991, encourages Governments to...

Directions for South Australia – Invest in Early Childhood

“Children need to know that adults are here for them, that’s a tough ask for some families.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: Dignity Party recognises that children must be supported to develop their full potential as skilled, contributing adults of...

Directions for South Australia – School Education and Disability

“We must support educators to raise expectations and deliver a more positive experience to all students.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: Dignity Party not only upholds the right of children with disabilities to access an adequate and meaningful education, but...

Directions for South Australia – Tertiary Education and Disability

“Students with disabilities are students…think of the young person as a person and a student first … you will see that this is not about disabilities.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The tertiary education sector reflects inequity for specific groups...

Directions for South Australia – Literacy for All

“Literacy is a fundamental human right”  - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction “Literacy is a fundamental human right and the foundation for lifelong learning. It is essential to social and human development in its ability to transform lives.  For individual, families,...

Directions for South Australia – Preventing and Punishing Abuse

“We need knowledge, and tools to recognise and speak out against abuse.  This is essential to preventing it.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: Whilst anyone can be abused, and all abuse is wrong, we must recognise that particular groups face...

Directions for South Australia – Youth Justice

“Communication and mental health difficulties are over-represented in the Criminal Justice system and everyone deserves a fair hearing whether victim or perpetrator.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction Research indicates that between 50 and 90 percent of young offenders have underlying...

Directions for South Australia – Crystal Methamphetamine

“A positive impact on dangerous drug use requires a compassionate, holistic approach for addicts, and a hard-line approach to stamping out supply.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The use of crystal methamphetamine is a serious and growing social problem fuelled...

Directions for South Australia – Climate Change

“South Australia must take the lead on low carbon consumption and ensure we are prepared for the impacts climate change will have on our industries and health.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The Dignity Party support a 100% renewable energy...

Directions for South Australia – Energy that does not cost the earth

“South Australia urgently needs an energy plan that lasts longer than an election cycle.  We can’t afford short term solutions” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The Dignity Party support a 100% renewable energy target for South Australia. The Dignity Party...

Directions for South Australia – Nuclear No Way

“Nuclear waste lasts for hundreds of years, not just one electoral cycle.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The Dignity Party do not support the nuclear waste dumps that have been proposed for South Australia. In 2015/16 the Labor Government pushed...

Directions for South Australia – Promoting SA’s National Parks

“Being out in nature is good for our health, so we need to ensure everyone can enjoy our national parks" - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: South Australia’s national parks are vital to our tourism sector. Our parks attract more than...

Directions for South Australia – Murray-Darling Basin

“We must work together to ensure the long-term health of the Murray-Darling Basin is secured.”  - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The Murray-Darling Basin is a crucial resource for South Australia. It is vital that we prioritise our water security and...

Directions for South Australia – Tourism to Attract and Embrace Difference

“Let’s address physical and attitudinal barriers in the tourism industry so all who want to travel, can.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: People with disability spend a whopping $8 billion a year on Australian tourism.  This accounts for 11 per...

Directions for South Australia – Leisure and Sport

“Access to activities including leisure and sporting experiences is a human right.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The opportunity to participate in leisure and sport is a human right.  A range of social, psychological, economic, health and wellbeing benefits are...

Directions for South Australia – Animal Welfare and Rights

“We need to put an end to animal cruelty in all industries and promote a culture where animal welfare is always prioritised.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The Dignity Party is opposed to cruelty to animals, whether this been in...

Directions for South Australia – Strong Women, Empowered Girls

“Education, empowerment, equal pay, and safety, we are failing too many women with disabilities in these areas.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: While the Dignity Party exists to serve all people it recognises the need to pay particular attention to...

Directions for South Australia – Deaf Citizens

“All citizens of South Australia deserve the right to participate in society equally. We must make sure that no one is left behind and celebrate the gain that comes with diversity” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The Dignity Party support...

Directions for South Australia – Auslan

“Promoting Auslan is a job for everyone.  It not only increases inclusion in our community, but respects a rich Australian culture that is often forgotten.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: Australian Sign Language or Auslan is the native language for...

Directions for South Australia – Digital inclusion for all

“Digital inclusion is an important element of social inclusion; we must broach the widening digital divide to avoid compounding  disadvantage.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: Dignity Party believes digital inclusion is an important element of social inclusion, but it is...

Directions for South Australia – Addressing Gambling Harm

“While gambling harm has social implications beyond the individual, the state government’s 6.1% tax windfall from poker machines is a disincentive to action." - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: Dignity Party believes there is enough evidence to show that South Australia...

Directions for South Australia – Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis

“Where the technology exists to eradicate Huntington’s in the future, the pain for families of not doing so is unbearable.” - Kelly Vincent MLC Introduction: The Dignity Party stands for dignity for all, including couples whose children are at risk...