Thursday, 20 October 2011

Dignity for Disability Rallies for Autism Education Plan

Dignity for Disability, Adelaide_Autism, the families, and educators of children with autism collectively call on the Premier-in-Waiting, Jay Weatherill, to boost funding for early autism intervention programs in mainstream and special schools. These groups will be protesting on the steps...

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The 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...

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

All Love Is Equal

Kelly Vincent will today proudly speak in support of a motion calling for same-sex marriage. Greens MLC Tammy Franks is planning to introduce a motion to South Australian Parliament requesting that the Federal Government amend the Commonwealth Marriage Act to...

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

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...

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

People with Disabilities Failed by Justice System

“Last night’s Four Corners program eloquently and tragically outlined the way people with disabilities are failed by our systems." “People with disabilities are more likely to be sexually abused, and less likely to be served justice." “Last night’s program showed...

Friday, 26 August 2011

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...

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Revolutionary Reform At Long Last

The disability sector is celebrating today after the Gillard Government endorsed a plan to provide guaranteed life-long care and support to people with disabilities. Ten days ago the Productivity Commission handed a report on disability services to the Federal Government....

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Not Accessible – Not Acceptable!

The Government’s failure on accessibility standards was highlighted today by a protest held by Kelly Vincent MLC outside the SA Travel Centre. The SA Travel Centre was recently privatised by the Rann Government. The successful tender has resulted in a...

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Corrected Christies Beach Court Case

“Today’s Christies Beach Magistrates court case regarding school children allegedly sexually abused by a bus driver again exposed the many deficiencies in our justice system. “Four charges against the driver were dropped today. The dropped charges relate to two specific...

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Crisis cash in cash crisis

The Labor cabinet should urgently re-evaluate its decision to slash 44 jobs from Families SA and replace them with 3.5 jobs in the non-government sector, says Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent. The budget measure, estimated to save the Government...

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