Thursday, 18 June 2015

State Budget 2015: A Beige Budget of Opportunity Lost

Dignity for Disability welcomes some measures in today’s Budget, supporting the disability-related tax reform changes announced but has concern about the failure to address South Australia’s ever-growing disability services unmet needs list.  Overall, it’s a disappointing Budget which does not...

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Government’s MAC Attack: Urgent Review Required for Injured Motorists

Independent MLC John Darley, supported by Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent, is calling for a Parliamentary Committee to report on the impacts of the Lifetime Support Scheme and the Compulsory Third Party Insurance scheme on persons injured in motor...

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Kelly Vincent’s Select Committee on Disability and Access to Education

Kelly Vincent advises that as a result of her motion a Select Committee of the Legislative Council has now been established to inquire into and report on access to the South Australian education system for students with disabilities, their families,...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Education Committee for South Australia – So Students can Thrive, Not just Survive

Dignity for Disability has today enjoyed unanimous support from the Labor Government, Liberal Opposition and minor parties to establish a Select Committee to investigate the experience of students with disabilities in the South Australian education system. The demand for this...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Where’s the Accessibility in Adelaide City Council’s Pimp my Shopfront Scheme?

Kelly Vincent has slammed the Adelaide City Council’s pimp my shopfront scheme, saying that aesthetically pleasing shopfronts should be a secondary consideration to access. “It’s a slap in the face that the Adelaide City Council (ACC) is offering cash incentives...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Soft Bigotry of Low Expectation*

Kelly Vincent will tomorrow host a public forum in Parliament House to discuss access to the education system for students with disabilities. This follows reports from parents that students with disabilities are regularly being suspended, or excluded, from the education...

Sunday, 8 March 2015

No Matter When; No Matter Where, Disability Rights are Human Rights

Kelly Vincent claims International Women’s Day as a day to demand more recognition and rights for women with disability, both in Australia and overseas, calling on the Commonwealth Government to hold true to a 2013 promise to appoint an Australian...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Renovating the Transforming Health Process: Fences Before Ambulances

Kelly Vincent’s motion on Delivering Transforming Health has passed the South Australian Legislative Council with resounding support this evening. “Our motion focused on areas of rehabilitation, mental health and communication, but the whole process of how this consultation is panning...

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Parking Solution Beyond Pinky Flat

Kelly Vincent is happy to see an outbreak of common sense with negotiations between the Adelaide City Council and the Stadium Management Authority brokered today to ensure that people with disability can attend events at the Adelaide Oval with confidence....

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Emergency Preparedness: A Responsibility and a Right

Kelly Vincent has held a public meeting discussing the legislative and policy changes needed in emergency management following shortcomings in the system during the Sampson Flat bushfires. Demonstrating just how important this issue is for the disability and ageing communities,...

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