European Transport Services

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: During the winter break from parliament I conducted a study tour to Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom to research disability services, policy and legislation. I also visited all the parliaments of these countries and...

Migration Act

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Today I will speak about another section of our federal statutes that discriminates against people with disabilities and those with serious health issues. I talk, of course, of our federal Migration Act. Matters involving this have...

Sex Industry Reform

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Following my raising the issue of sexuality and people with disabilities last month in this place, today I would like to read you one piece of feedback I have received from a constituent in regional South...

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Today I will speak on a matter that is very close to my heart: the need for a national disability insurance scheme (NDIS). This week is Spread the Word Week for the National Disability Insurance Scheme,...

Carers

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: This afternoon I will speak about recognising carers because, as most of you will already be aware, it is currently National Carers Week, when we acknowledge those in the community who provide this invaluable caring service....

Sexual Abuse of People with Disabilities

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I rise today to speak about something which has formed a large part of my work over the past few weeks but which is a tragedy so deep and far-reaching that I could not say that...

Motivation Australia

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Today I rise to speak about Motivation Australia, a not-for-profit disability organisation that works in partnership with local communities to improve the lives of people with mobility disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region by promoting mobility and...

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Today I wish to talk about the concept of a national disability insurance scheme (NDIS), which is something of a focus in the disability community at the moment and which has recently found its way onto...

Youngcare

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Today, I wish to make my MOI speech on Youngcare, an organisation based in Queensland, which is dedicated to helping the 6,500 young people with disabilities in Australia who currently reside in aged-care homes due to...

Cerebral Palsy Australia

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I have recently had the honour of taking up the role of ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Australia—a body that works to create a national focus on cerebral palsy in order to promote the interests, rights, roles...

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