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

5 Feb 2019

In emerging economies, technology use is still much more common among young people and the well-educated.

Working paper

25 Jan 2019

In 1978, California adopted building codes designed to reduce the energy used for heating, cooling, and water heating in buildings. Using a rich dataset of hourly electricity consumption for 158,112 California houses during 2012-13, this paper estimates that single-family homes built from 1980 through 1982...

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
9 Jan 2019

Rural areas and small towns in Canada are declining, yet have much to offer in terms of economic growth and innovation. This report recommends that the government improve broadband and digital services infrastructure for rural communities, foster business linkages and recognise and promote their capacity...

Journal article

7 Jan 2019

This open access article analyses who accesses and downloads material from the 'pirate' website Sci Hub website, rather than via paid subscription models and journal paywalls.

Strategy

Delivering a strong, safe and inclusive digital economy
18 Dec 2018

This report sets out the opportunities and the challenges in maximising the benefits that a digital economy can bring. It highlights the work already happening across government and identifies further actions required to ensure all Australians can thrive in a global digital economy.

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...

Conference paper

15 Nov 2018

To gain new insights into young adult's self-esteem problems and how we might help support them with interactive technologies, this paper discusses a mixed method user-centred study to discover ways to design digital artefacts to help young adults with low self-esteem feel happier.

Presentation

8 Nov 2018

Presentation from Society 4.0 Forum, held in Melbourne in November 2018, which scrutinised some of the key issues that relate to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0.

How can we design ethical data governance, information systems and analytics that involve citizen and service...

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,...

Report

17 Jul 2018

The Australian economy is not only moving to a more knowledge-based economy, but one that requires a higher and more pervasive level of digital skills. Accordingly, the Australian workforce needs to be more highly skilled than ever.