Opinion | Cecily Michaels, Leep CEO

The digital divide in Australia: what more needs to be done? Everyday life continues to be more difficult for people who aren’t confident using technology. In fact that disadvantage is quickly growing as more of our lives and access to the services we need moves online. Leep has been working…

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Smartphones creating generational and income divide

Desmond White addresses the challenges of digital ability as well as affordability and access, all issues that many disadvantaged Australians face. The article also highlights the generational gap when younger people try to help explain how technology works. Read the full article at https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-18/digital-divide-australia-inequality-access-to-technology/11627020

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Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment, Mt Druitt, 4 December

Certain skills that are developed through volunteering are keenly sought after by employers, such as work ethic, working in a team, and reliability. This workshop will explain how these skills can transfer into paid roles. Designed for participants looking to join the workforce, this interactive seminar focuses on the benefits…

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Living on the wrong side of the ‘digital divide’ (Audio)

Australia Talks, an ABC project, asked more than 54,000 people to share their thoughts, feelings and beliefs. The survey revealed that Australians are more connected than ever, but poorer and older Australians are falling behind with connectivity. Listen to the audio here https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/living-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-digital-divide/11712782 Try the survey and see how you…

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Keeping seniors safe online

Banana Shire Council hosted the Be Connected: Every Australian Online train the trainer workshop. Volunteers and librarians from the region took part in the digital mentoring program to help older Australians gain confidence in using their technology and feel safe online. Read the full article at https://www.centraltelegraph.com.au/news/keeping-seniors-safe-online/3882504/

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