Medical Cannabis

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I speak today on the issue of medical cannabis and, more specifically, on medical cannabis and driving. Three and a half months ago in this place the Dignity Party amended the government’s Statutes Amendment (Drink and...

Child Abuse Report Line / Children with Disabilities

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Children with disabilities represent a higher proportion of children in care than the broader population. There are a range of reasons for this. In some cases, children have disabilities caused by abuse and neglect. In other instances,...

Family Voice Discrimination

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Recovery from, and the management of, mental illness can mean different things to different people. For some, that may involve participation, including work roles, in spiritual or religious organisations. Unfortunately, a recent submission to the federal parliament's...

Ticketek Outrage

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: A fortnight ago, purchase of pre-sale tickets to Ed Sheeran’s March 2018 Adelaide Oval concert commenced. The pre-sale period for all Ed Sheeran’s Australian concerts commenced at the same time, apparently causing absolute chaos. For these...

Inaccessibility of the Arts in South Australia

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: There is a symbol which you may recognise as the international symbol of disability access but, sadly, as another Mad March fades into the sunset of the South Australian calendar, it is clear that the meaning...

World Toilet Day

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Saturday 19 November is World Toilet Day. The United Nations established World Toilet Day to highlight that access to improved sanitation is fundamental to ensuring the dignity, safety and equality of everyone in our communities. Changing...

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: The prevalence of environmental sensitivities is still largely unknown in Australia. ANRES, the Australian National Register of Environmental Sensitivities, has been put together by a small group of committed individuals in a bid to raise awareness...

Faecal Microbiota Transplant Service

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Today I would like to talk about Dr Sam Costello and the Faecal Microbiota Transplantation Service, or stool bank, which is based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The service is currently being used to treat patients with recurrent...

Voting Accessibility

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: While Dignity for Disability is not running in the federal election, we certainly have plenty to say about this national poll. Firstly, we believe that people with disabilities have the same right to access voting, and...

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Last year, a House of Representatives standing committee conducted an inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The committee tabled its report on 25 June last year. The aspect...

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