Digital divide

Research report

01 Aug 2017

The ADII has been created 
to measure the level of digital inclusion across the Australian population and to monitor this level over time. Using data collected by Roy Morgan Research, the ADII has been developed through a collaborative partnership between RMIT University, Swinburne University of...

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27 Jul 2017

Facebook’s Free Basics program aims to help bridge the digital divide through a mobile-based platform that allows users to connect to a handful of online services free of charge. In a vision statement for the program, Facebook surmises that “[by] introducing people to the benefits of the...

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Audio program

25 Mar 2017

Twitter is considering a paid subscription service for some of its high-level users.

The service would help businesses retain a greater control over their social media presence, and give them more access to users' habits.

It's been a free platform for eleven years, so who would pay...

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Research report

15 Mar 2017

This report identifies four specific action areas for closing the digital gender gap:

​​Compile detailed evidence: collect, analyze and track sex-disaggregated data to inform policy, particularly at a national and sub-national level, through a greater understanding of the...

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07 Mar 2017

From East to West, the economies of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are not taking full advantage of the internet to foster economic growth and job creation. The residents of Central Asia and the South Caucasus pay some of the highest prices in the world for internet connections that are slow and...

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20 Feb 2017

The 2017 edition of A4AI’s annual Affordability Report, released 20 February 2017, examines the state of policy progress toward affordable internet across 58 low and middle-income countries. The report finds that, despite having pledged to achieve affordable, universal internet access,...

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25 Jan 2017

In 2016 the first Australian Digital Inclusion Index was released, recognising the enormous role access to and engagement with digital technology and the internet plays in facilitating the economic and social inclusion of Australians in economic, social, cultural and civic life. The index...

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Research report

23 Nov 2016

The Measuring the Information Society Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). The IDI 2016 captures the level of ICT developments in 175 economies worldwide...

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Commentary

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18 Nov 2016

The extraordinary growth of the mobile internet carries the promise of a more inclusive digital economy, accessible to everyone with a cheap smartphone. A low-cost, mobile internet could reconfigure the provision of health and education, open new economic opportunities, and expand cultural,...

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Website

29 Aug 2016

Tech Savvy Seniors gives older people, particularly those in regional and remote areas of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing important services or conducting personal business. 

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Article

29 Aug 2016

The Digital Inclusion Outcomes Framework is a single, flexible template for benchmarking and tracking digital inclusion in the UK, and evaluating digital inclusion activities locally. It aims to evidence the wider economic, health and social benefits of digital inclusion.

It was developed...

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Research report

24 Aug 2016

In setting out the first findings of the Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII), this report provides our most comprehensive picture yet of Australians’ online participation. The ADII has been created to measure the level of digital inclusion across the Australian population, and to monitor...

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17 Aug 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are under-serviced by digital technologies, with indigenous Australians being 69% less likely than non-indigenous people to have any Internet connection and are about half as likely to have broadband access. This 'digital divide' contributes to...

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Research report

30 Jun 2016

The importance of digital access for homeless young Australians is well recognised: for staying healthy and safe, to move beyond homelessness and to socially connect and participate. A mobile phone and access to the internet provides a way to access emergency services, service information and...

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Discussion paper

15 Jun 2016

FECCA have released its consultation report, ‘Digital Access and Equity for Multicultural Communities’.

The Australian Government is investing in the digital transformation agenda to drive innovation and make it easier for individuals and businesses to access government services.

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Book

07 Jun 2016

Internet on the Outstation provides a new take on the digital divide. Why do whole communities choose to go without the internet when the infrastructure for access is in place? Through an in-depth exploration of the digital practices occurring in Aboriginal households in remote central Australia...

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Survey

31 May 2016

Executive summary

There is an urgent need for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector to improve productivity and efficiency. With changes to government funding, new challenges attracting philanthropic funding and shrinking supporter engagement, this is the time for the sector to...

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Blog post

Essay

17 May 2016

This essay was a finalist in the 3rd Annual Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition [2016] which asked “In the digital era, whose voices are being heard?” This competition honours the work and writings of Professor Mooney and draws public attention to the topic he was most passionate about:...

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Research report

06 May 2016

The fifth World Internet Project New Zealand (WIPNZ) survey continues our biennial analysis of New Zealanders’ usage of, and attitudes towards, the internet. It follows on from the surveys undertaken in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. In this report, we present top-level analysis of data from the...

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Infographic

28 Apr 2016

This research snapshot provides an update to the Regional Australia in the digital economy snapshot, released by the ACMA in August 2014.

Being online is integral to the everyday lives of many Australians. While those of us living in major capital cities have greater levels of...