Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Win on SA Pathology jobs: 196 SA jobs saved

Today’s announcement by Health Minister Jack Snelling that job cuts to SA Pathology will be delayed by 12 months is indication that the Government’s reasoning was wrong all along, according to Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent.   “In July 2015...

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Two-year extension to taxi voucher scheme for people with disabilities

Joint Media Release with Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, and Minister for Disabilities. The State Government will extend the South Australian Transport Subsidy Scheme (SATSS) for National Disability Insurance Scheme participants. The decision is in...

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Dignity Party Announce Upper House ticket

 Kelly Vincent has today launched her bid for re-election supported by a team of dynamic and diverse Upper House candidates for the Dignity Party Legislative Council ticket. “I’m really proud to be launching Dignity Party’s Upper House ticket for the...

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Royal Commission vital to abuse solution

Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent says while South Australia has a Disability Justice Plan in place, it is crucial that a Royal Commission is also established to enquire into the toll of abuse against people with disabilities. “The findings indicate...

Friday, 21 July 2017

Kelly Vincent hears from locals in South-East of South Australia

Dignity MP Kelly Vincent has visited Tintinara and Mount Gambier this week, meeting with a range of locals. Issues discussed included cost of living pressures, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), My Aged Care, and the digital divide. “The South-East...

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

NDIS future fund: is Jay’s battery already flat?

Queensland grabs federal NDIS funding - SA lags behind Kelly Vincent is outraged to learn the Queensland State Labor Government has negotiated access to the DisabilityCare Australia Fund (DCAF) while SA has nothing. “Premier Jay Weatherill has been crowing from...

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

MP Kelly Vincent visits Victor Harbor

Kelly Vincent will spend the day in Victor Harbor, meeting local people and discussing issues and concerns. “We know that South Australia has an ageing population, but analysis of the recently released Census data reveals that there has been a...

Thursday, 6 July 2017

A win for drivers who use legal medical cannabis in SA

 Dignity Party MP Kelly Vincent claims a victory for common sense in South Australian Parliament’s Upper House for drivers who legally use medical cannabis for a disability or medical condition. “Today, I was happy to see the majority of Upper...

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

David’s stay is a win for SA

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent is pleased that David Lee has been granted permanent residency status. “Being told that you are not welcome to stay in Australia because you have a disability is unacceptable, and breaches the United Nations Convention...

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...

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