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FAQ - Dignity Party

Who is the Dignity Party?

Dignity Party is a political party in South Australia.  Kelly Vincent is the party's representative in the South Australian Parliament, being elected to the Legislative Council in 2010.  Kelly was elected on the platform of disability rights, and at age 21, was the youngest woman ever elected to an Australian parliament.

The party's name was changed from "Dignity for Disability" to "Dignity Party" in 2016, to better represent equality in all forms including race, gender, age and sexual orientation.

What is the relationship between this book project and the Dignity Party?

Joint project manager John Duthie will be running as a candidate in the 2018 South Australian parliamentary election.  John's campaign will commence in October, following the announcement of the team contesting the lower house, and the electorates they will contest.  The election date is Saturday,  March 17, 2018.

Why mention this?

There may be individuals who wish to take part in the book project and are involved in the Dignity Party's campaign for the 2018 election.  We understand campaigning is a time and effort intensive activity, and the re-election of Kelly Vincent is vital to the people of South Australia with disabilities.  We encourage contributors and creative people to apply for roles, and your involvement with the book project will be minimal, if anything at all, until the election is over.

Please complete your application by November 5, 2017.

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