Thursday, 22 June 2017

Budget me this: where is the access?

Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent has praised certain aspects of today’s State Budget, but questions whether some infrastructure spending and incentive programs are a lost opportunity to make SA the accessible state.   Ms Vincent is also concerned that Disability...

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dignity Party flush with success

Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent praised the disability community on successful lobbying following the State Government establishing a grant scheme for Changing Places specialised toilet facilities in today’s Budget.   “This is a human rights initiative because everyone must have...

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Dignity Party State Budget demands

On Budget Eve, Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent is demanding action from the Government and Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis to ensure South Australians in poverty are not left behind in this budget.  She is calling for funding and resources to improve...

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Northgate is not the answer to Government’s Oakden failure

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent is demanding the Weatherill Government fund a 21st century purpose-built facility in the upcoming State Budget to replace the failed Oakden facility. “In the Oakden Report, Chief Psychiatrist Dr Aaron Groves made a range of...

Friday, 9 June 2017

Exploring and ensuring all our regions have to offer

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent enjoyed country hospitality in Kadina, Port Pirie and Port Augusta this week. "I set out to explore the region and meet with locals ahead of the next phase of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS),...

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A fair go in education for students with disabilities

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent has tabled the report on Access to the South Australian Education system for Students with a Disability in the Parliament. “Families, educators and representative groups from across the state made their views known through the...

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Access denied: no Sheeran or Mars tickets for people with disabilities

Wheelchair users may as well live on Mars for the sheer remote chance of getting tickets Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent is calling on Ticketek to urgently improve their sales process after many South Australians with disabilities have been unable...

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Shorten must support Medicare NDIS levy

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent is calling on Federal Labor to support the Federal Budget increase in the Medicare levy to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). “The NDIS is a once in a...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Federal Budget: cause and effect

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent has raised serious concerns about Federal Budget measures mooting changes to welfare payments, particularly around removal of the Disability Support Pension where substance abuse has caused the disability, and the...

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Oakden: Minister yields to Dignity Party demands

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent says this afternoon’s announcement in Parliament by the Minister for Mental Health confirms the Minister must listen to MPs connected with their constituents and community. “Today’s announcement by the Minister...