South Australian Public Health (Immunisation and Early Childhood Services) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: While I would be the last person who would want to take away from the importance of immunisation in terms of its positive impact on public health, I have been contacted by parents who are concerned...

Children and Young People (Safety) Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: The Dignity Party is not inclined to support this amendment at this stage, particularly given that, in particular from my conversations with Belinda Valentine, my understanding of her viewpoint is that the legislation as it stands is...

Mainstream schools ‘struggle to teach children with disabilities’, parents face ‘demoralising processes’

By Lauren Waldhuter Updated Sat at 6:21pmSat 1 Apr 2017, 6:21pm Photo: B-J Price says her son Max, who has cerebral palsy, is now thriving at a public school which his younger brother Quinlan also attends. (ABC News: Lauren Waldhuter)...

Speech Pathology Services in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking questions of the minister representing the Minister for Mental Health regarding speech pathology services in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Leave granted. The...

Medicare Benefits Schedule Cuts – Negative Impact on Indigenous Kids?

Dignity for Disability MP Kelly Vincent has today expressed concern about the Federal Health Minister’s likely cuts to the Medicare Benefits Schedule that may negatively impact young Indigenous South Australians with disability. "The roll out of the National Disability Insurance...

Kelly Vincent – Radio Adelaide Interview on Disability and Access to Education Select Committee

On 24 September 2015, Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent was interviewed on Radio Adelaide to discuss the Select Committee on Disability and Access to Education, that is currently investigating the experiences of students with disabilities in the South Australian education...

Kelly Vincent – Vision Australia Interview on the Education Select Committee & SACE Certificate Changes

On 2nd September 2015, Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent was interviewed on Vision Australia radio station to discuss the Select Committee on Disability and Access to Education as well as the changes to the discriminatory wording on SACE certificates....

Changes to SACE Certificate Wording a Victory for Students with Disabilities:

Changes to SACE certificate wording a victory for students with disabilities: Kelly Vincent ABC online 29.8.2015 The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) board has agreed to remove discriminatory wording from the award certificate presented to students with intellectual disabilities....

The Writing is on the Wall for Discriminatory Wording in SACE

Dignity for Disability welcomes the decision from the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board to remove the words "this student has completed a modified curriculum due to intellectual disability" on future SACE certificates. Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent...

Education Committee for South Australia – so Students can Thrive, not just Survive

Dignity for Disability has today enjoyed unanimous support from the Labor Government, Liberal Opposition and minor parties to establish a Select Committee to investigate the experience of students with disabilities in the South Australian education system. The demand for this...