Demanding Answers

Disability Reform

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the minister representing the Premier questions about the blueprint for disability reform. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I rise today, during what is National Carers...

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....

Co-Morbidity

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. K.L. Vincent: That the Social Development Committee inquire into and report on the issue of co-morbidity, which here refers to a dual diagnosis of both intellectual disability and mental illness, viz: — 1. Facilities...

Time To Care For Carers

Today is National Carers’ Day, so Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent walks into Parliament thinking of the thousands of South Australians who provide tireless unpaid support to people with disabilities. “One in every six Australians is a carer,” said...

Disability Blueprint: The Wait Gets Heavier

The long-awaited Blueprint for Disability Reform being prepared by the Social Inclusion Board has been delayed by months in a move which Kelly Vincent MLC says is “outrageous and insulting”. The disability sector had previously been told to expect the...

Family Carers

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I move: That this council: 1.Notes with grave concern and sadness the recent passing of a young man with disabilities at the hands of his own mother. 2.Recognises that the Supreme Court has heard that the...

Disability Carers

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for the Status of Women a question about female carers of people with disabilities in South Australia. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: One...

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...

Kelly Vincent MLC Announces Plans for Change and Choice

With the support of Dignity for Disability, my staff and my constituents, I will: 1. call for a comprehensive review the ‘current’ South Australian Disability Services Act, which was first introduced in 1993. To the Party’s knowledge, the Act has...