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Seniors conquer the digital divide with a little help from friends

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 28th June 2022 -  Elderly people are often left behind in the digital world, but a community housing organisation has found a way to help bridge the gap. When Malcolm Locke’s wife died, he found himself

Now is the time to tackle child poverty as a national priority

Doug Taylor, Wednesday, 20th October 2021 -  We need a comprehensive national framework for reducing child poverty, writes Doug Taylor, who reflects on the impact poverty has on children’s educational outcomes.
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Meet the woman fighting the digital divide

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 19th October 2021 -  Jess Wilson is the CEO of the Good Things Foundation, a charity helping vulnerable Aussies access the digital world. She’s this week’s Changemaker.  The pandemic has exposed many

The (digital) clock is ticking for NGOs

Paul Ronalds, Monday, 10th May 2021 -  Too many NFP leaders appear to act like our sector is immune to the digital revolution. It is not, writes Paul Ronalds, the chief executive of Save the Children Australia, who shares

The digital divide between charities

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  As charities look to the year ahead, they could do worse than begin this reflection by asking if they might benefit from more effective use of technology in the way they go about their

A turning point in the digital divide

Andrea Pearman, Wednesday, 30th September 2020 -  Marking International Day for Access to Information and Right To Know Week, Andrea Pearman considers the additional difficulties digitally excluded groups have experienced this

Bridging the digital divide, one desktop computer at a time

Sue Karzis, Monday, 10th August 2020 -  With offices around the country sitting empty, businesses have an opportunity to do some good by redistributing their abandoned desktops, screens and iPads to those in need, writes

The online divide leaving disadvantaged Australians behind

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 26th March 2020 -  There are 1 million Australian households without a home broadband internet connection  Workplaces, schools and government services are fast moving online in a bid to stop the spread

Cross Sector Alliance Forms To End Digital Divide

Rachel McFadden, Thursday, 3rd August 2017 -  More than 100 organisations from civil society, business, media and technology have joined forces to reduce the number of Australians being left behind in the digital age. In light

Digital Divide Deepens For Low Income, Disabled, Indigenous, and Ageing Australians

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 1st August 2017 -  Three million Australians are still not online and are missing out on educational, health, social and financial benefits as a consequence, a new report has found. The Australian

SA On the Wrong Side of Digital Divide

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 9th March 2017 -  Welfare peak body, the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) has called for a whole-of-government strategy to address digital disadvantage in that state. SACOSS

More Aussies Online But Digital Divide Remains- Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th September 2012 -  Five out of every six Australians are now online but people who don’t have access are at a deepening disadvantage as the digital gap widens, researchers have warned. The latest…
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