Digital Inclusion

Containing resources about digital inclusion and digital engagement of particular relevance to Australia, this collection was initiated by the Australian Digital Inclusion Index, NT Remote Aboriginal Cyber Safety project and the Dynamics of Digital Inclusion project.

Digital Inclusion

Report

4 Dec 2018

This review illustrated that there are compelling factors for significant additional capital investment in telecommunications infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities and economy-wide benefits that are available for the people in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Briefing paper

30 Nov 2018

Australia has fallen behind many other countries by failing to adopt an integrated approach to e-government that joins up all government services across the three tiers of government. For citizens, this makes life harder than it needs to be and consumes time that could be...

Report

But digital divides persist
9 Oct 2018

According to this new Pew Research Center analysis, most sub-Saharan Africans feel positively about the role the internet plays in their country. Large majorities say the increasing use of the internet has had a good influence on education in their country, and half or more...

Report

2 Oct 2018

This paper explores some of the ways information and communications technology is being implemented in Australian prisons and internationally, and considers the challenges, risks and benefits of bridging the ‘digital divide’.

Briefing paper

2 Oct 2018

This policy brief includes how the Tribal Connect Act addresses the shortcomings of the E-Rate program for tribal libraries, success stories like MRG, and takeaways for decision makers.

Journal article

24 Sep 2018

This article explores how cultural heritage institutions have ordered and regulated contact with their publics via a negotiation of different visual communication technologies.

Reports

August 2018, version 1.2
21 Sep 2018

The Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) is a set of rules and standards that accredited members of the digital identity federation must follow. It is an attempt to ensure that Australians have a safe, secure, consistent and reliable way to use government services online.

Guide

14 Sep 2018

The YeS Project is a new digital and social health program encouraging young people to act as positive leaders and supportive friends in all their social spaces, especially online. The program helps spark proactive conversations between young people about their digital lives and practices, ultimately...

Discussion paper

7 Sep 2018

Digital technology could deliver enormous socio-economic benefits across Britain. At the moment, the development and adoption of these and future technologies have been almost entirely market-led, with little to no strategic policy response from governments around the world.

Video

OECD Blockchain Policy Forum - Paris 2018
4 Sep 2018

Blockchain is a tool to standardise the regulatory process that serves the policy purposes better. A blockchain provides guidelines to help policymakers to respond to rapid changes in technologies, etc.

The forum is about a strategic discussion on the potential benefits and risks of...

Report

29 Aug 2018

Digital inclusion is based on the premise that everyone should be able to make full use of digital technologies – to manage their health and wellbeing, access education and services, organise their finances, and connect with friends, family, and the world beyond.

Report

3 Aug 2018

New data technologies, big data analytics and intelligent software systems are transforming the way we produce, consume or distribute commodities, and increasingly, the way we access services. This report shows there are clear divides between the haves and have nots, across various measures of access,...

Guide

7 Jul 2018

IFLA's Net Neutrality Toolkit aims to provide readers (libraries and library associations) with a clear yet coincise description of what net neutrality is, and ideas of how librarians can fight to maintain a free, unhindered internet.

Report

6 Jun 2018

This report looks at issues that fall under the umbrella of cyber safety, and the particular kinds of outcomes that are occurring in remote Aboriginal communities and towns. Some of the standard strategies for avoiding harm are failing in these contexts, and the resulting problems...

Audio

6 Jun 2018

The Disconnect audio documentary discusses why people in some Aboriginal communities believe that mobile phones and social media are creating new kinds of conflict.

Report

1 Jun 2018

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner commissioned research into how older Australians perceive and use digital devices and the internet. This research has been undertaken to inform development of the Be Connected program to provide resources and support training to increase the confidence, skills and...

Conference paper

31 May 2018

‘Fake news’ is now embedded as an everyday term in the media. This has significant consequences for educational curricula. In this paper, we explore the broader context of the misrepresentation of data and the critical thinking and discernment skills necessary to detect it. Increasing ubiquity...

Journal article

31 May 2018

This editorial discusses the current aims and future scope of the journal, as well as the WikiJournal format in general.

Report

14 May 2018

The central message of this report is that the impact of digital regulation should be viewed through the prism of human rights law. Government attempts to control the digital world pose an inevitable tension between two fundamental human rights - fair access to the internet...

Working paper

10 May 2018

Inequality has many faces, and exists both within and between many societal groups. In this analysis, the face of inequality that we explore is people’s access to new ultra-fast broadband technologies. Such access may be instrumental in improving an individual’s place within society in this...