• My greatest hope for our future is an inclusive education

    Jamie-Lee Dwyer     |      December 3, 2020

    Education is the key to success for people with a disability as well as their able-bodied peers. Ensuring that everyone has access to high quality education will unlock all the talents Australians have to offer.

  • Drinking gin when expecting water

    Jamie-Lee Dwyer     |      August 16, 2020

    The social measures to contain COVID-19 have restricted our ability to socialise in traditional ways, but have also forced us to revalue our relations with ourselves and other people.

  • Two ways to make progress on disability

    Jamie-Lee Dwyer     |      January 13, 2019

    Educating all young people about disability needs and developing the National Disability Insurance Scheme will help improve the lives of all Australians.

  • An open letter to the Prime Minister

    Jamie-Lee Dwyer     |      January 9, 2019

    The greatest obstacle faced by disabled people every day is not their physical limitations but other people’s ignorance. Organisations such as Youngcare help people live their lives to their full and need greater public support.

  • International Day of People with Disability

    Jamie-Lee Dwyer     |      December 3, 2017

    Today is International Day of People with Disability. Open Forum asked young writer Jamie-Lee Dwyer to comment on this year’s theme of ‘transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all’.

  • The other side – living with disability

    Jamie-Lee Dwyer     |      November 10, 2017

    Society tells us that disability is not a normal human condition, although it is actually a common experience. Young writer Jamie-Lee Dwyer shares her experience of living with a disability.

  • Educate against online racism

    Jamie-Lee Dwyer     |      September 11, 2012

    When Facebook decided to deactivate a racist page which branded Aborigines as alcoholics the Australian Communications and Media Authority investigated. Jamie-Lee Dwyer looks at the controversial issue of online racism.