Dignity for Disability
|Dignity for Disability|
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Dignity for Disability or Dignity 4 Disability or D4D (known as Dignity for Disabled until 2010) is a political party in the Australian state of South Australia. The party currently has one parliamentary member, Kelly Vincent, elected at the 2010 state election to the eleventh and last seat for an eight-year term in the 22-member Legislative Council in the Parliament of South Australia.
The party first ran at the 2006 election under their previous name, Dignity for Disabled, with no successful candidates. Candidates were fielded in the lower house seats of Unley, Mitchell, Mawson, Norwood, Hartley, Newland, Morialta, Bright, Adelaide, and Wright, and fielded four candidates in the upper house. Their highest result in the lower house was in Wright as well as Bright at 2.4% (506 and 492 votes respectively). Their upper house vote was 0.6% (5615 votes).
At the 2010 election, renamed Dignity for Disability ran for the lower house seats of Adelaide, Norwood and Wright with similar results. Four candidates again stood for the upper house. The upper house vote doubled from 0.6 percent to 1.2 percent, and after receiving preferences, candidate Kelly Vincent was elected to the eleventh and last upper house seat. Vincent was listed second on the party's upper house ticket, but received the preferences of first candidate Paul Collier who died of a brain haemorrhage eleven days before the election. Vincent states she would "probably side with The Greens on certain issues".
- "Youngest woman MP elected in SA: ABC News, 8 April 2010". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
- Pia Akerman (2010-03-23). "Disability vote `honours candidate's memory': The Australian 23 March 2010". Theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
- 2014 D4D candidates
- Dignity for Disability Homepage
- Dignity for Disability Facebook Page
- ABC News Story regarding candidate Dr Paul Collier's Critical Illness
- Rise of Kelly Vincent: Stateline SA, 9 April 2010 - video
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