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...

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Oakden: appalling culture of abuse and neglect must end

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent says today’s announcement that the Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service will be shut down is welcome news given the rampant culture of abuse, restraint, neglect that has characterised this...

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

International Women’s Day 2017: Be Bold for Change

Dignity MLC Kelly Vincent says being bold for change is not only to be encouraged, but is essential at every level of our society if women are to achieve and prosper alongside men. “It’s hard to believe that although I...

Friday, 3 March 2017

Get growing and get going for patients say MPs

Joint Media release with The Greens, Liberals & Xenophon Team SA MPs unite to combat the ‘mirage’ of access to medical cannabis Greens, Liberal, Dignity and Xenophon members of the state’s upper house today hosted a forum to listen to...

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Candidate Fee Cap Needed For Fairness’ Sake

The Greens, Dignity Party and Animal Justice Party are calling on the Parliament to support an amendment to reduce exorbitant fees to run an election candidate in South Australia. Greens Leader Mark Parnell MLC says the Greens’ amendment to the...

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Driving a better future: why we need better public transport

Dignity Party MLC, Kelly Vincent says improving public transport would reduce the number of Adelaide workers who drive to work each day. A recent report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), highlights Adelaide’s reliance on the private...

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Power for at-risk electricity users

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent has called for urgent implementation of recommendations pertaining to “vulnerable” people made in the Independent Review of Extreme Weather report. “There are some South Australian families who literally face issues of life and death if...