Emergency Management (Electricity Supply Emergencies) Amendment Bill

Response to Second Reading of the Bill: The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I would like to briefly place on the record the Dignity Party's support for this bill and thank the government for the briefing that we received on this. We know...

Select Committee on Statewide Electricity Blackout and Subsequent Power Outages

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Thank you, Mr Acting President. Sincere apologies for the delay and thank you to the council for its indulgence. The Dignity Party will support the motion, including the Hon. Mr Parnell's amendments. We would also like...

Emergency procedures during blackouts in South Australia

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make an explanation before asking questions of the Minister for Emergency Services regarding emergency procedures during blackouts in South Australia. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: As members of this chamber are...

Kelly Vincent – 5AA Interview on the impact of power outages on people with disabilities

Andrew Reimer: Kelly Vincent, you were in my thoughts and certainly people with disabilities were in my thoughts during those hot weather conditions and the power outages because of the impact those outages have on people with disabilities especially when...

South Australian power outages

South Australians have been spared from further power load shedding outages overnight thanks to the commissioning of extra capacity to ensure the electricity network could cope with demand. Fourteen hundred homes across the city had their electricity cut but we’re...

“Everything comes with a bill”: Govt weighs up blackout response as Libs seek answers

Tuesday 24 January 2017 By Tom Richardson, InDaily Disability advocates have demanded the State Government prioritise a recommendation to register “vulnerable persons” who could be endangered by sudden power outages, as the Opposition today intensified inquiries about why the government...

Plan to protect people with disabilities during power outages needs to be urgently implemented

Dignity party MLC Kelly Vincent says a plan to protect people with disabilities or serious medical conditions during extended power outages needs to be implemented as a matter of urgency. The independent review of extreme weather has identified the need...

Independent Review of Extreme Weather report – Recommendations need to be implemented urgently

Matthew Abraham: Kelly Vincent, what’s your view? Kelly Vincent: Well there’s one particular recommendation which the Dignity Party would love to see implemented as a matter of urgency if nothing else is going to be implemented urgently and that’s the...

Power for at-risk electricity users

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent has called for urgent implementation of recommendations pertaining to “vulnerable” people made in the Independent Review of Extreme Weather report. “There are some South Australian families who literally face issues of life and death if...

Electricity (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I wish to briefly place on the record my position on this bill. First of all, it is worth pointing out that I form part of a generation that is lucky enough to have a lot of...