CBS Business Breakfast – Employment: ‘People First’

Speech to CBS Business Breakfast March 9, 2016 Good morning, and thank you for getting out of bed early to come along today and listen to myself, and our other speakers. Thank you too, to CBS for organising this event,...

Opening Address to Lord’s Taverners Blind Cricket Series

It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you today to celebrate the opening ceremony of the Lord’s Taverners blind cricket series. I’d like to begin by acknowledging that the land we are holding the ceremony on...

Speech at the Opening Ceremony of Blind Cricket Series

Speech to Lord’s Taverners blind cricket series opening ceremony Park 25, Adelaide Parklands Friday January 22, 2016 It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you today to celebrate the opening ceremony of the Lord’s Taverners blind...

Speech to “DV Snapshots” Forum: Violence and People with Disabilities

It is estimated that people with disabilities are two times more likely to experience physical and sexual violence than those without. And the risk increases according to factors such as type of disability, age, and gender. In fact, according to research...

Disability Justice Plan Symposium

Hon Kelly Vincent MLC, Dignity for Disability Crowne Plaza Hotel, 16 Hindmarsh Square Ladies and Gentlemen, policy makers, advocates, stake holders. And particularly those that are or have been victims, or are family carers of victims, and have not been...

Keynote Address to the Australian Curriculum Studies Association

Hon Kelly Vincent MLC Dignity for Disability KEYNOTE ADDRESS ACSA [Australian Curriculum Studies Association] Thursday 1st October, Adelaide Hello, and thanks for inviting me along today.  I’m Kelly Vincent, Dignity for Disability’s member of the Legislative Council.  I acknowledge that...

Opening Address at Inclusive Directions “Disability Matters” Conference

Thanks for inviting me along today. I’m Kelly Vincent, Dignity for Disability’s member of the Legislative Council. Before I begin, I would like to tell you a little of my journey of advocacy and something about my party and my...

Vic Health Conference – Policy, People and Prevention: Ending Violence Against Women in Victoria

R. E. S. P. E. C. T. Creating cross-government policy and action on gender and disability Kelly starts off by sitting on stage in silence for a minute or two. Today I began with silence, and I did so very...

Within and Without – Where can we take Accessibility?

Speech delivered at the February 5 meeting of the Combined Access Groups of the local government areas of the Barossa, Campbelltown, Playford, Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully. Today, I want to give you some things to think about, I’m going to...

Opening Address to Julia Farr Youth Conference

Thank you for having me here today to open the inaugural Julia Farr Youth Conference. I’d like to acknowledge distinguished guests, state and federal MPs, the organising Committee, conference delegates and very importantly, you all as young people with disabilities....

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