Government must not let lives hang in the budget balance

Following today's damning Coroner's findings, Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent is calling on Premier Jay Weatherill and potential Premier Steven Marshall to commit to quicker action on implementing mental health support for people living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  "We are losing young people to this condition and it’s important...

Kelly Vincent speaks to Peter Greco about Borderline Personality Disorder funding and trip to Northern Adelaide

Peter Greco | Vision Australia Radio Peter Greco: Well Kelly Vincent is on the line, Kelly Vincent is a Member in the legislative council for the Dignity Party. Kelly welcome to you. Kelly Vincent: Thanks Peter, good to be with...

Kelly Vincent’s End of Year Wrap Up with Peter Greco

Peter Greco: Well it's been great throughout the year catching up with Kelly Vincent, she's the member for the Dignity party in the Legislative Council and she's on the line. Hi Kelly. Kelly Vincent : Hi Peter how are you....

Robert Burke Motion

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: To sum up, I would like to acknowledge the contributions of my parliamentary colleagues: the Hon. Mr Hanson, the Hon. Ms Franks of course, and the Hon. Mr Wade. As others have done, I acknowledge the presence...

$41m for South Australians with mental illness and disability

Last week, I was pleased to announce a raft of mental health and disability funding initiatives I negotiated with the state government, worth $41.5 million to South Australians over four years, in return for Dignity Party support for the treasurer's...

Dignity Party’s deal with the State Government over the bank tax

David Bevan: Kelly Vincent, good morning you’ve been in the State Parliament now for how long? Kelly Vincent: Coming up to eight years. David Bevan: Eight years and it’s gone quickly, hasn’t it? Kelly Vincent: Time flies when you’re having...

Bank tax vote secured in return for $41.5 million in mental health funding

ABC Up to $41.5 million for mental health and disability services has been negotiated from the South Australian Government in return for the Dignity Party's support for its controversial bank tax. The proposed levy on SA's five major banks is...

Specialised Borderline Personality Disorder Service

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: My questions are to the Minister for Health: Given that it is almost three years since the government initiated the borderline personality disorder review and action plan, why is the government forcing people affected by BPD...

Vlahos’ last act: finally, a policy on borderline personality disorder

Bension Siebert | InDaily Leesa Vlahos’ final act as Mental Health Minister was to sign off a $1.2 million plan to counter systematic failures in the treatment of South Australians suffering borderline personality disorder, InDaily can reveal. Outgoing Mental Health...

Robert Burke Obituary

Automotive engineer, disabilities campaigner Born: June 27, 1939; Wudinna Died: May 13, 2017; Adelaide Education: Brighton and Darwin high schools, University of Adelaide Achievements: Advocacy in mental health, quality control in engine manufacturing Family: Survived by Judy, children Melinda and...