Statutes Amendment (Child Exploitation and Encrypted Material) Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I speak today on behalf of the Dignity Party in support of this bill, which essentially gives police officers more powers to demand passwords and gain access to technological devices that they reasonably suspect contain material...

Professor Dr Freda Briggs

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. K.L. Vincent: That this council— notes the passing on 6 April 2016 of child protection advocate, Emeritus Professor Dr Freda Briggs, AO; recognises the extraordinary body of work Dr Briggs undertook to become an...

Evidence from suspected abuse victims inadmissible due to SA Health ‘oversight’

Alina Eacott and Nick Harmsen | ABC News Recorded interviews with young children suspected to be victims of sexual or physical abuse are not able to be used as evidence in criminal trials because of a major bungle by the...

State Government scrambles to retrospectively fix a Health Department bungle

ABC Radio Adelaide | ABC North and West The State Government is scrambling to retrospectively fix a Health Department bungle that’s put recorded interviews with young abuse victims at risk. Under changes brought in last year Child Protection staff who’ve...

Children with disabilities

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Children with disabilities represent a higher proportion of children in care than the broader population. There are a range of reasons for this. In some cases, children have disabilities caused by abuse and neglect. In other...

Female Genital Mutilation

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK Motions: That this council— Commends the work of No FGM Australia in raising the awareness of the health and other risks to Australian women and girls of the illegal practice of female genital mutilation and its concerns...

Open State Event on Child Protection Issues

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking questions of the minister representing the Minister for Education and Child Development on the subject of Open State. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: As part...

Comprehensive Child Protection Reforms Essential

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent – Media release Comprehensive child protection reforms essential, says Dignity for Disability MP Dignity for Disability MP Kelly Vincent has today welcomed the public release of Royal Commissioner Margaret Nyland’s Child Protection Systems Royal...

Criminal Law Consolidation (Offences Against Unborn Child) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I will speak as briefly as I can tonight. It has already been a long day of sitting. Probably I have done more sitting than most of you—that is a pun I will never get sick...

Children’s Protection (Reporting Of Suspected Criminal Offence) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I wish to briefly place on the record my support for the Hon. Ms Bressington's bill. The Hon. Ms Bressington must be commended for introducing what is a simple yet pertinent bill. It is the role...