Calls for a Royal Commission

Calls for a Royal Commission into the aged care sector in Australia have been heeded, yet the Federal government lags behind on implementing recommendations of previous reports.  A Royal Commission is a very expensive process (amounts mentioned are around $200...

Disability Inclusion Bill

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to indicate that the Greens support this bill. We understand that there will be amendments. I have a particular question that I want to pose at this point, of which the minister is aware....

Concerns the entire National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout will be delayed in SA

There are concerns the entire rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be delayed in South Australia even though it was supposed to be fully rolled out by the middle of next year. Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent says...

NDIS rollout in SA may miss July deadline as figures reveal significant delays already

ABC NEWS | Sowaibah Hanifie The full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has suffered another setback, with delays in South Australia leaving almost 800 people in the lurch. The latest NDIS quarterly report shows that, as of mid-year,...

Resignation of Jack Snelling Problems at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital Cuts to disability funding for students in public schools

Andrew Reimer: Kelly Vincent is back in town, State politics at the moment the resignation of Jack Snelling the Health Minister but also there’s a bit of an issue when it comes to disability parking at the new Royal Adelaide...

The C Word

Today Dignity for Disability launched its "C Word” campaign, which is all about communicating with, and about, people with disabilities. Dignity for Disability has created straightforward guidelines for achieving respectful and meaningful communication, and is calling for them to be...

The NDIS is not a Political Football

South Australian Dignity for Disability Leader Kelly Vincent MLC today urged both the Abbott Government and the Shorten Opposition to maintain focus on delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). "It says much about the state of the politics game...

Kelly Vincent – 891ABC Interview on the Federal Government Disability Support Pension Overhaul

Kelly Vincent, MLC, Dignity For Disability (891ABC 9.07-9.16) Federal Government disability support pension overhaul Thomson: Kelly Vincent MLC for South Australian Dignity for Disability, when you look around South Australia and needs for those with disabilities and the fact that...

Kelly Vincent – 5AA Interview on the Concern About the Word ‘Retarde’ Printed on T-Shirts

Kelly Vincent, MLC, Dignity for Disability (5AA 13.23-13.25) Concern about the word ‘retarde’ printed on t-shirts being sold in retail outlets in Adelaide Heggen: Kelly Vincent, what is your view on these t-shirts which apparently have all sold out they’ve...

7 News – Clothing Complaint

Channel 7 News 18/11/2013 Heated scenes erupted in Rundle Mall this morning when protestors blocked the entrance to a popular shop accusing it of selling offensive clothing. Disability advocates demanded the singlets emblazoned with the word ‘retard’ be pulled from...