Disability Employment

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Disabilities questions about day options and employment with Australian business enterprises for people with disabilities. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I have...

A Fair Go for Disability Sector Workers

Yesterday’s Fair Work Australia decision to award community and disability sector workers a pay rise of between 19 and 41 per cent is a welcome acknowledgement of the value of these Australians, said Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent. The...

Finally: Fair Wages for Important Work

Kelly Vincent MLC welcomes Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s announcement that social sector workers will be awarded a pay rise. The historic decision, which was announced this morning, will mean disability services workers are paid more – bringing them closer to...

Time To Care For Carers

Today is National Carers’ Day, so Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent walks into Parliament thinking of the thousands of South Australians who provide tireless unpaid support to people with disabilities. "One in every six Australians is a carer,” said...

Families SA Jobs Slashed

The Labor cabinet should urgently re-evaluate its decision to slash 44 jobs from Families SA and replace them with 3.5 jobs in the non-government sector, says Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent. The budget measure, estimated to save the Government...

Disability WORKS Australia

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make an explanation before asking the Minister for Public Sector Management questions regarding Disability WORKS Australia. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Disability WORKS Australia is an organisation which, as described on...

People with Disabilities in the South Australian Public Service

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make an explanation before asking the Minister for Public Sector Management questions relating to the employment of people with disabilities in the South Australian Public Service. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT:...

It’s Not That Simple Julia

Kelly Vincent MLC is warning the Gillard Government against cutting the Disability Support Pension (DSP) in the upcoming budget. Media reports suggest the Gillard Government is planning to tighten the criteria for the Disability Support Pension to encourage more people...

Enabling Employment Opportunity for People with Disabilities

Dignity for Disability MP Ms Kelly Vincent praises former Macquarie banker Bill Moss, on his suggestion that the Federal Government encourage businesses to employ people with disabilities by introducing disability employment targets for the top 500 ASX companies. "Mr Moss...