Dignity Party slams budget measures

SA’s Dignity Party has slammed budget measures to impose some cuts on disabled and other welfare recipients with substance abuse issues. The changes affecting welfare include a tightening of the disability support pension by blocking people whose disability solely stems...

2014 State Budget

It came as no surprise to all and sundry at yesterday's pre-budget lock-up, that the Weatherill Government  would target extrinsic factors in Canberra and start the blame game against the Liberal Federal Government. The Premier remains a lone wolf amongst his...

Budget Response

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has given today’s State Budget a luke-warm response. "Dignity for Disability is disappointed to see $160 million being spent on an O-Bahn tunnel to save four minutes in drive-time while people with disability and...

NDIS is Real

The enormity of what was NOT  announced on Tuesday night is reassuring and heartening for the disability sector. The NDIS was spared from any spending cuts delivered in Treasurer Hockey’s Budget. Congratulations to the many people who have driven the...

Some Budget Dignity for People with Disabilities… Finally

This afternoon, Treasurer Snelling has allocated a forecasted $212.5 million over five years for people with disabilities in the State Budget. "I cautiously welcome the state government’s significant injection of funding into the sector,” says Dignity for Disability’s MLC Kelly...

Budget Blues: Will Snelling Cough up the Cash?

With the inevitable and strategic leaking of good news stories from Treasurer Snelling in recent days, Dignity for Disability remain more concerned than ever that disability funding will be put on the backburner in tomorrow’s 2012 Budget by the state...

Disability and the Budget: Far From a Podium Finish

SA Treasurer Jack Snelling’s statement that the disability sector is "the big winner” in this year’s budget is far from true, says Dignity for Disability Kelly Vincent MLC. People with a disability have been offered $37.5 million for services over...

Budget 2011 – Disability Sector Demands Real Service, Not Lip Service

Another year. Another budget. Another anxious wait for those whose lives depend on Government decisions. Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent presents her wish-list for this Thursday’s 2011 State Budget: Funding to clear the unmet needs waiting list. "The Unmet...

A Mixed-Bag Budget

The Federal Government has handed down a budget which pays lip service to people with disabilities but offers little helpful support, says Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent. "Wayne Swan has shown he understands people with disabilities need help by...