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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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission says its own data matching and intelligence gathering are adding to the volume of concerns previously attributed to increased public awareness of its regulatory role.

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Approaches to disaster response are evolving. Natural disasters and other traumatic events can seriously impact the emotional wellbeing of those affected. The Emerging Minds organisation has developed a toolkit to help workers and families before, during and after a traumatic event.

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Lifeline stores on the mid North Coast of NSW are trialling a new way of engaging volunteers. Rather than being bound by a regular schedule, volunteers are able to ‘pop in' when it suits them.