• Job-seeking tips for people living with disability

    Derek Lotts     |      June 24, 2021

    People living with disability can find it difficult to secure employment, but a range of practical strategies can help them find work.

  • 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.

  • Making Australia’s most liveable city more inclusive

    Ellen van Holstein     |      October 2, 2019

    Melbourne is a great city to live in, but it can do better for people with a disability by making it more accessible and inclusive.

  • Housing is a health issue for Australians with disability

    Zoe Aitken     |      May 16, 2019

    Housing affordability and security for all Australians is a fundamental issue missing from the federal election campaign – particularly for those with disabilities.

  • Looking deeper into violence against people with disability

    Rosemary Kayess     |      March 15, 2019

    The recently announced royal commission into the abuse of people with disability needs to be backed by budget measures and research into the complex nature of violence and abuse as well as societal shifts in the concept of ‘disability’ itself.

  • 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.

  • Making disability support work across real lives

    Catriona May     |      May 28, 2018

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a game changer, but the challenge is to make it work across people’s life course, from education and housing, to social participation and employment.

  • Questioning the NDIS

    Diana Palmer     |      December 6, 2017

    The NDIS will only support around 400,000 people with disability, yet there are 3.96 million people with disability in Australia. Diana Palmer from IDEAS questions what will happen to those remaining – especially when they no longer have access to information about the services they need?

  • Your chance to support AccessAbility Day

    Open Forum     |      December 5, 2017

    Australian businesses can explore the benefits of employing more people with disabilities on an AccessAbility Day from December 4th to 8th.

  • 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’.