Disability Policy Announced: A Plan to make the “Fair Go” a Reality

Dignity for Disability Leader Kelly Vincent MLC today unveiled her party’s eight-point policy on disability that sets South Australia on track to make the "fair go” inclusive for all. "We are a party that doesn’t just oppose, we also propose...

State’s Most at-risk not Getting Care

By Sheradyn Holderhead Published in The Adelaide Advertiser, page 17 SOUTH Australians at "high risk" of harming themselves or others in the community are among more than 1400 people who are missing out on government services and care. Over the...

Budget Blues: Will Snelling Cough up the Cash?

With the inevitable and strategic leaking of good news stories from Treasurer Snelling in recent days, Dignity for Disability remain more concerned than ever that disability funding will be put on the backburner in tomorrow’s 2012 Budget by the state...

Why Are We Waiting?

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent today in Parliament questioned the Government over its total lack of action on South Australia’s Blueprint for Disability Services Reform. Today is six weeks since the Blueprint’s publication, yet not a single recommendation has...

Blueprint Finally Arrives

The release of the Blueprint for Disability Reform this afternoon by the Premier Mike Rann is cause for relief in the disability community, says Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent. The Premier commissioned the Social Inclusion Board to create the...

Numbers Rise As People Fall

The sorry tale of disability service provision in South Australia has added another tragic chapter with today’s release of unmet needs data. The unmet needs figures are released every six months by the SA Government. The numbers detail how many...

Publication of Unmet Needs Data in SA

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make an explanation before asking the minister representing the Minister for Disability a question about unmet needs in this state. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Mr President, here we are again,...

Kelly Calls on Rann & Cappo: Release the 2010 Disability Unmet Needs Data Now!

In the lead-up to the release of the Social Inclusion Board's much-anticipated 'blueprint' for Disability Service provision in South Australia, Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent calls on Premier Mike Rann and Monsignor David Cappo to guarantee that it will...

South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability AGM

Keynote Address It has been harder than I ever expected to do this job, because the level of Unmet Needs is HUGE – I knew that we had a problem but I never expected the extent and depth of despair...

Jennifer Rankine, Minister for Disability – Matt and Dave Interview

Abraham: Just quickly, the Disability SA report on the unmet needs waiting list showing that there’s been an increase in the critical category, Kelly Vincent saying the increase was something like 120%. Your office to us agreed that there had...