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...

To guarantee our health and wealth, make SA the state of play

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent calls on the State Government to invest in the future by making playgrounds and other public spaces accessible to all. This week, the New South Wales Government announced a new statewide policy for inclusive play...

Department for Education and Child Development’s Policy on Seatbelt Buckle Guards – Response

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: The Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) has a policy, I understand, in relation to buckle guards in DECD-funded taxis which appears to contradict the rest of the country. To explain, a buckle guard is a...

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...

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)...

Kelly Vincent – ABC Radio Adelaide Interivew on protecting children with disabilities from abuse

Deb Tribe interviewing David Holst, Maurice Corcoran, Kelly Vincent and Peter Sandeman David Holst, Chair, Intellectual Disability Association of SA Deb Tribe: We have been talking to Linton Besser ahead of tonight’s program ‘Fighting the System’, about the abuse, both...

Child Development and Wellbeing Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I speak today on behalf of Dignity for Disability on the Child Development and Wellbeing Bill 2014. I do not think I need to explain to anyone in this chamber, nor any of the stakeholders involved...

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) (Restricted Birthing Practices) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: On behalf of Dignity for Disability I will speak very briefly in opposition to the second reading of this bill. I have met and consulted with the South Australian Chapter of the Australian College of Midwives,...

Child Sex Offenders Registration (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Of course, I will be speaking in support of this bill on behalf of Dignity for Disability. First, I thank the Attorney-General and his departmental staff, in particular, Kim Eldridge and others, for a comprehensive briefing...

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...