Advancing digital inclusion in low income Australian families

Project dates: 2021 - Ongoing

This ethnographic investigation explores the complex relationship between digital and social inclusion, and social infrastructure’s role (education facilities, charities, government services) in supporting low-income families’ social and economic participation. It gathers insights from families in six diverse communities from Far North Queensland to Tasmania, across diverse urban, regional and rural locations. It focuses on the digital inclusion implications of children’s home and school learning experiences, school leavers’ transitions into work, and parenting in digital times. The project is a collaboration with Australia’s leading digital inclusion organisations and will develop new practices, policies and sector wide solutions.

DMRC research program

This project contributes to the research within the following DMRC research program:

Digital Inclusion & Participation

Project team


Project partners

  • The Smith Family
  • Infoxchange
  • Good Things Foundation
  • yourtown
  • LEAP

Project funding

  • ARC Linkage Project (2020-2024)

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