Industry Advocate Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I would like to start by thanking Chris Picton from the other place for briefing my office on this bill and also for arranging for the current Industry Advocate, Ian Nightingale, to be present at that...

ACC Access and Inclusion Panel Meeting

ACC Access and Inclusion Panel Meeting November 25, 2016  As Dignity for Disability's MP in state parliament for more than 6 and a half years now, and as the only MP in an elected position representing our small party I have...

Guide Dog Handlers Australia National Conference

Speech to Guide Dog Handlers Australia National Conference October 22, 2016 Thanks for inviting me to meet with you today, and welcome to Adelaide for those who have come from afar.  I’m Kelly Vincent, Dignity for Disability’s member of the...

Thalidomide Conference

Speech to Thalidomide Conference October 22, 2016 Thanks for inviting me along today.  I’m Kelly Vincent, Dignity for Disability’s member of the Legislative Council.  I acknowledge that we meet today on the land of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide...

Brain Injury Awareness Week Launch

Speech for Brain Injury Awareness Week Launch August 15, 2016 Hello everyone, I’m Kelly Vincent, and I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered on the land of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide plains. Thanks for...

Parliamentary Remuneration (Determination of Remuneration) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I will speak briefly at the second reading of this bill. I appreciate the briefing that was provided to myself and a member of my staff by the government on this bill last week. As we...

Disability Awareness

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: A couple of events in the past few days that have been reported and discussed in the national media mean that I need to come here today and talk about disability and disability awareness in the...

Kelly Vincent – Vision Australia Interview Regarding International Women’s Day

[music] Male Announcer: On 1197AM 5RPH and digital radio it’s Question Time; a discussion with the decision makers. [music fades] Hans Reimer: And once again it’s great to welcome Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent to Question Time. Good evening,...

Stella Young

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Yesterday, 24 February 2015, would have been the 33rd birthday of the very fabulous Stella Young, but as some members may be aware, Stella passed away, much too soon, on 6 December last year. I had...

Disability ambassador to be appointed

Australia will appoint an ambassador to advocate for people with disability in the developing world. The Minister for International Development, Melissa Parke, announced the creation of the position of Australian Ambassador for Disability-Inclusive Development on Monday. Ms Parke said the...