Juries (Auslan Interpreters) Amendment Bill

Introduction and First Reading The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Juries Act 1927; to make related amendments to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935; and for other purposes. Read a first...

Vulnerable children failing to receive justice

Several weeks ago, I learnt that court cases involving alleged child abuse were in jeopardy - that is, the alleged perpetrator would walk free - because of a technicality, an administrative process that had not been followed. Essentially, bureaucratic bungling...

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...

Dignity Party demands bipartisan approach to court evidence disaster

Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent demands that the Government and Opposition ensure today's Cabinet meetings vote to prioritise the passage of legislation, which retrospectively allows children's video evidence to be heard in court. This follows last week's revelation that bureaucratic bungling within SA Health meant Child Protection Services...

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...

Summary Offences (Interviewing Vulnerable Witnesses) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: As the Dignity Party was one of the key voices in the development and eventual implementation of the Disability Justice Plan to which this bill pertains, I am sure it will be no surprise to anyone...

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...

Quentin Kenihan interviewing Kelly Vincent on Big

Quentin Kenihan | Big | ABC Radio National Quentin Kenihan (Q) : Ladies and gentlemen welcome to another episode, my name is Quentin Kenihan and I’m very fortunate to be interviewing my next guest today. The first time I met...