Kelly Vincent – 5AA Interview on closing the gap around preventable deaths between people with and without intellectual disabilities

Andrew Reimer: Good to see you at the Star Theatre on Thursdays night. Kelly Vincent Did you enjoy the show? Andrew Reimer: I loved the show, Violet the Musical, absolutely loved it. Your show, you saw a different show there...

Close the gap between Australians with intellectual disability and those without

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Today, I would like to talk about a Dignity Party campaign to Close the Gap. Not the close the gap you may associate with the closing of the average age of death gap between indigenous and...

Co-Morbidity

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. K.L. Vincent: That the Social Development Committee inquire into and report on the issue of co-morbidity, which here refers to a dual diagnosis of both intellectual disability and mental illness, viz: — 1. Facilities...

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...

Inquiry reveals disabled people are failed by the justice system

Caroline Winter reported this story on Thursday, July 25, 2013 18:30:00 http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2013/s3811148.htm   MARK COLVIN: An inquiry has found that the South Australian justice system is failing people with intellectual disabilities. A parliamentary report just tabled, found the current system...

Sterilisation of Women with Disabilities

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the minister representing the Minister for Health questions regarding the sterilisation of women with disabilities. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: The sterilisation of women with...

Safety of the Londsdale Railway Station – Response

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the minister representing the Minister for Transport Services questions regarding the safety of the Lonsdale train station. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: On Tuesday afternoon...

Mental Illness And Intellectual Disability Treatment

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the minister representing the minister for mental health questions regarding the treatment of people with mental illness as well as intellectual disability. Leave granted. The Hon....

The Strathmont Centre, Adelaide’s Crying Shame

SA's most vulnerable are being neglected in a run-down institution just metres from a well kept prison yard. This is the neglected, shabby institution where South Australia houses 66 of its most vulnerable citizens, adults with intellectual disabilities. Just 300m...

Kelly Vincent MLC Introduces Bill to Protect Those with Disabilities

Disability (Mandatory Reporting) Bill 2010 affords same protections as Child Protection Act to those with intellectual or severe communication disabilities. Kelly Vincent, Australia’s youngest parliamentarian, plans on South Australia being the first State in Australia to extend the protection of...