Family Relationships (Parentage) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I wish to briefly speak in support of the Hon. Ms Franks' bill. I will note first that I am not necessarily expressing the views of Dignity for Disability as a party in delivering this speech,...

Address in Reply

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Thank you, sir. Given that I have such a small voice, your patience and silence would be much appreciated. I find I am simply not able to speak as loudly in my old age! First, I...

United Nations Human Rights Council

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Australia is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability, and has also signed up to the optional protocol. This is why it is very disappointing to learn, via the...

Soft Bigotry of Low Expectation

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent will tomorrow host a public forum in Parliament House to discuss access to the education system for students with disabilities. This follows reports from parents that students with disabilities are regularly being suspended, or...

No Matter When; No Matter Where, Disability Rights are Human Rights

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent claims International Women’s Day as a day to demand more recognition and rights for women with disability, both in Australia and overseas, calling on the Commonwealth Government to hold true to a 2013 promise...

Fair Pay Delayed is Fairness Denied

Dignity for Disability State MLC Kelly Vincent has joined rights advocates in condemning the recent decision of the Human Rights Commission to allow the Federal Government a one year grace period to continue using the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool...

Disability Justice Plan Delayed is Justice Denied

The evidence given at the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in Adelaide today and last week reinforces the need for South Australia’s Disability Justice Plan to be enacted, says Kelly Vincent MLC. The Royal Commission has been hearing evidence...

Make it Count – Voting in an Era of Change

Election day today will be buffeted not just by windy weather, but also by the winds of change blowing through the Upper House, says Dignity for Disability Party Leader Kelly Vincent MLC. "Australia has seen huge changes in the Federal...

People with Intellectual Disability have the Same Human Rights!

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has welcomed the call from Maurice Blackburn lawyers today, urging people with intellectual disability to preserve their rights and ensure the Federal Government does not infringe their capacity to seek due damages following a...

International Day for People with Disabilities

International Day for People with Disabilities, 3rd December 2014 recognises and celebrates the global international disability movement which achieved an extraordinary advance in 2006, with the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention has...