More Australians Accessing NDIS But Concerns Remain

By Luke Michael, Pro Bono Australia Almost 120,000 Australians now have access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) according to the latest quarterly report, but disability advocates warn that South Australia is falling behind in the roll-out and “getting...

National Disability Insurance Scheme leaves clients in slow lane

The full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has suffered another setback, with delays in South Australia leaving almost 800 people in limbo and 4000 frustrated by bureaucratic complications. South Australian Disabilities Minister Katrine Hildyard yesterday said she had...

Kelly Vincent secures vital community funding

Kelly Vincent ensures vital funding for mental health and disability programs in South Australia Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent has announced a raft of mental health and disability funding initiatives successfully negotiated with the state government.  This will be worth...

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,...

Future of Highgate Park – Response

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking questions of the minister representing the Minister for Disabilities about the future of Highgate Park. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: On Tuesday, I asked questions...

Kelly Vincent – Vision Australia Interview on International Women’s Day and Educational Experiences of Students with Disabilities

Peter Greco: It’s always great catching up with Kelly Vincent the member for the Dignity Party in the legislative council. Kelly welcome to you Kelly Vincent: Pretty good, thanks Peter, how are you? Peter Greco: Pretty good, now you’ve not...

Concerns over care privatisation

Wednesday 8 February 2017 By Leah Maclennan, ABC News The State Government’s domiciliary care program and a number of disability services will be outsourced to private companies. The Government says it’s due to changes in Federal funding arrangements, but concerns...

Maurice Corcoran – SA Community Visitor

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I move: That this council notes the contribution to the South Australian community of Maurice Corcoran AM and; Acknowledges the ongoing commitment of Mr Corcoran to ensuring that public transport is accessible to all; and Congratulates...

Highgate Park Disability Services

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I would like to share the words of two young women from Whyalla, both of whom have a disability: muscular dystrophy. The daily trials and tribulations of the Westerman twins trying to access basic services, as is...