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...

Prison as the New Shelter

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: It has come to the attention of Dignity for Disability that the corrections system in this state continues to be used as a stopgap accommodation measure for people with disability, particularly for people with intellectual disability...

No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: As members would be aware, I have been very proud to be the patron—although I personally prefer the more gender-neutral term ‘ambassador’—of No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability for some years now, from 2011 I think....

United Nations Human Rights Council

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Australia is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability, and has also signed up to the optional protocol. This is why it is very disappointing to learn, via the...

Disability Awareness

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: A couple of events in the past few days that have been reported and discussed in the national media mean that I need to come here today and talk about disability and disability awareness in the...

Highgate Park Disability Services

I would like to share the words of two young women from Whyalla, both of whom have a disability: muscular dystrophy. The daily trials and tribulations of the Westerman twins trying to access basic services, as is their human right,...

Positive Life SA

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: This afternoon I would like to share with you some words that were spoken on the steps of parliament house a couple of weeks ago. Positive Life South Australia, often known as Pos Life, an organisation...

Positive Life SA

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Two years ago I spoke in this place, also in this format, about Positive Life SA, to commend the work it does in the community on a shoestring budget. Today I will again speak about Pos...

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