Robert Burke Obituary

Automotive engineer, disabilities campaigner Born: June 27, 1939; Wudinna Died: May 13, 2017; Adelaide Education: Brighton and Darwin high schools, University of Adelaide Achievements: Advocacy in mental health, quality control in engine manufacturing Family: Survived by Judy, children Melinda and...

Intensive Home Based Support Service

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation prior to asking the minister, representing the Minister for Mental Health, questions surrounding the defunding of the Intensive Home Based Support Service. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT:...

Gambling on Adequate Support

The disability support system remains under-resourced and inflexible, particularly in regional centres where people can be at the mercy of the ‘postcode lottery’. Kelly Vincent says shifting to a system that delivers true choice and control will not happen overnight,...

Piecemeal Approach is not the Answer to Autism Early Intervention

Yesterday’s $2.1 million federal funding injection into the Daphne Street Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre is welcome, but not nearly enough to deal with the burgeoning issue of autism support in this state. Autism SA figures show that...

Human Beings Not Statistics, Minister Hunter

Today’s release of figures on the provision of disability services in South Australia shows that the number of people with disabilities going without essential services like accommodation and personal care support has again skyrocketed. Dignity for Disability is concerned the...

Community and Home Support SA

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make an explanation before asking the Minister for Disabilities questions regarding incompetence in the office of Community and Home Support SA. Leave granted. Members interjecting: The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Which one do...

Life Without Barriers Quarterly Breakfast Speech

Life Without Barriers speech - A look back on 2011 Veale Gardens Thank you for having me here to speak to you today. I’m really pleased to be involved with this event, which is run by an organisation that I...

National Carers Week

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: This afternoon I will speak about recognising carers because, as most of you will already be aware, it is currently National Carers Week, when we acknowledge those in the community who provide this invaluable caring service....

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...

Motivation Australia

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Today I rise to speak about Motivation Australia, a not-for-profit disability organisation that works in partnership with local communities to improve the lives of people with mobility disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region by promoting mobility and...