On Digital Inclusion In Australia

Australian initiative hosts event to power access, use and affordability of digital technology.

June 4th, 2018, Brisbane (Australia): A shared initiative with over 100 business, government, academic and community organisations working together to accelerate action on digital inclusion, Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance (ADIA), has organized groundbreaking meetups in partnership with the Broadband for the Bush Forum VII.

The centerpiece of the event, which takes place on June 7th, 2018, across different locations in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra at 5.50 PM (AEST) will be a nationally streamed panel discussion on Influencing to accelerate action on digital inclusion – what, why, how. The program will provide practical strategies and tips to inspire action on digital inclusion.

According to statistics, about three million people are not online in Australia. The Australian Digital Inclusion Index indicates that while digital inclusion is increasing across Australia, gaps continue to exist between the digitally included and excluded – linked closely to social exclusion and disadvantage.

“It’s too often that people have to travel to be part of these kind of national events. We want to be as inclusive as possible so that people have the option to join online from the comfort of their own office or head to a local meetup if they want to connect with others. We ultimately want to facilitate more action on digital inclusion.” says John Huigen, ADIA Alliance Facilitator.

“Digital technology plays a central and empowering role in our lives. With services increasingly being delivered online, it is more important than ever that no one gets left behind.”

Launch of the Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance (ADIA) and action workshop, at The Australian Maritime Museum on August 3, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Anna Kucera)

To find out more about their upcoming event click here, otherwise sign up to their newsletter or visit their website for more details.


Date & Time

Thursday 7 June 2018, 2.50 – 3.05pm AEST (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra time)


Online or at local meetups all over the country (see Eventbrite page for list)


Panel Discussion

Find out about the work of the Alliance and hear a facilitated discussion focussed on influencing people to accelerate action on digital inclusion- what, why and how? There will be an opportunity to send questions for an audience Q&A session during the panel, whether you will be attending a meetup in person or joining in online.

Structured Networking

Get to know other people in the digital inclusion arena and provide your input into what you think your Alliance should be working toward.


How to participate

Register online via Eventbrite to join other ADIA participants and come along to see the live-streamed panel and network locally



Confirmed Meetup Locations

Charlotte McCombe
Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance Coordinator
cmccombe@digitalinclusion.org.au/ 0498 387 374

Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance
https://digitalinclusion.org.au/ 03 9418 7431 @AuDigiInclusion #DigitalInclusionAu

Australian Digital Inclusion Index


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