Royal Commission vital to abuse solution

Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent says while South Australia has a Disability Justice Plan in place, it is crucial that a Royal Commission is also established to enquire into the toll of abuse against people with disabilities. “The findings indicate...

Kelly Vincent – ABC Radio Adelaide Interivew on protecting children with disabilities from abuse

Deb Tribe interviewing David Holst, Maurice Corcoran, Kelly Vincent and Peter Sandeman David Holst, Chair, Intellectual Disability Association of SA Deb Tribe: We have been talking to Linton Besser ahead of tonight’s program ‘Fighting the System’, about the abuse, both...

Criminal Law Consolidation (Sexual Offences – Cognitive Impairment) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I will just briefly indicate that Dignity for Disability strongly supports this bill. We have been very pleased to work constructively with the government on this issue and other issues pertaining to the Disability Justice Plan...

Child Sex Offenders Registration (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Of course, I will be speaking in support of this bill on behalf of Dignity for Disability. First, I thank the Attorney-General and his departmental staff, in particular, Kim Eldridge and others, for a comprehensive briefing...

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...

Fears Grow Over Abuse of Elderly

The Advertiser9 Oct 2015DANIEL WILLS STATE POLITICAL EDITOR STATE Parliament is set to inquire into abuse of the elderly, amid fears seniors are targeted for financial scams and physical and sexual abuse in larger numbers than currently reported. Dignity for...

Motion on Elder Abuse

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I move: That the Social Development Committee inquire into and report on matters relating to elder abuse in South Australia including— 1. The prevalence of abuse (including but not limited to financial abuse, physical abuse, sexual...

Kelly Vincent – Vision Australia Interview on Elder Abuse

On 23rd September 2015, Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent  was interviewed on Vision Australia radio station about the Motion she introduced for the Social Development Committee to inquire into and report on matters relating to elder abuse in South Australia. Here is the...

Elder Abuse Motion Carried

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. K.L. Vincent: That the Social Development Committee inquire into and report on matters relating to elder abuse in South Australia including— The prevalence of abuse (including but not limited to financial abuse, physical abuse,...

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...