Digital divide for NSW low-income earners

There are concerns COVID-19 will exacerbate the digital divide, with almost a third of low-income earners in NSW limiting their mobile phone use for financial reasons.   The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) says there is a digital divide in NSW and it is those with lower incomes, living with a disability…

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E-safety webinars provide key information

The eSafety Commissioner is hosting a series of free webinar presentations to help older Australians stay safer online during COVID-19, aimed at helping the 4 million older Australians who want to improve their computer skills but may be fearful about online safety concerns. It provides information about how to stay…

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Leep goes online

The team at Leep has been hard at work, this past month, transferring its successful, free, volunteer led one-on-one mentoring sessions. We've moved to a remote delivery model to meet the rapidly growing need for digital skills support in the COVID-19 era. We are deeply grateful to our current base of Tech Mates for continuing their support…

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NBN Co creates $150 million COVID-19 relief and assistance package

No Australian is Left Offline – Australian Communications Consumer Action Network negotiations with Telcos have led to a NBN Co relief and assistance package aimed to help vulnerable Australians and small businesses get connected.  Read the full statement here. Learn what support is available for families and households here. Read…

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Heartless scammers target elderly shoppers with fake Woolies vouchers

Scammers are targeting elderly shoppers, with fake Woolworths shopping vouchers surfacing online.   Research shows that elderly Australians are more vulnerable to online fraud with scammers preying on their demographic. Experts warn that it is important to remain digitally vigilant while online and to stay alert for scams.  Read the full…

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