Ceily Michaels with locals in Alice Springs

Our CEO, Cecily Michaels, and Head of Digital Inclusion, Himalee Raj, are in Alice Springs this week for the Indigenous Focus Day, a forum for First nations people to discuss their digital inclusion needs and challenges at a local level to inform policy at a state and national level.

The UN taskforce assigned to Digital Inclusion posing for a photograph

The UN expert panel on digital cooperation has made research and claims a multi-tasker approach is necessary to ensure all adults are online by 2030.

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In an era of managerialism and monetisation, how can outcomes like 'clients feeling less isolated' be accurately valued? A new UK report uses case studies and analysis to conclude that such complex benefits can indeed be captured and managed.

OzHarvest app

Food rescue organisation OzHarvest has launched an app so businesses in regional areas will know where to send their surplus food. 

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Advocates have claimed the UN's new disability inclusion strategy is a giant leap for inclusion. Members of the UN have argued that inclusion is a "Fundamental human right" and paramount in achieving it's Sustainable Development Goals for 2020.

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One in four Australians report being lonely - and they have significantly worse physical and mental health than connected Australians. The Australian Loneliness Report, undertaken by The Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Swinburne University of Technology, surveyed 1600 Australians.

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Recent Canadian studies show alarmingly high rates of FASD in the general population, with estimates that FASD affects 4% of the Canadian population. There has been limited research into FASD prevalence in Australia, with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) stating “it is estimated that FASD affects roughly between 2% and 5% of the population in the United States.” As estimates of FASD prevalence continue to increase worldwide, it is likely that the prevalence of FASD in Australia is also higher than previously estimated.

a telecom tower in the australian desert

While a lack of infrastructure and connectivity compared to metropolitan areas has underpinned the disparity of access, the recent Regional Telecommunications Independent Review found the data drought was exacerbated by a lack of digital literacy in rural areas.

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Mobile phones help alleviate loneliness among the over 50s, according to a report commissioned by Vodafone in the UK.