Connecting in the Gulf
This project explores the impact of digital inclusion challenges for low-income Indigenous families living on Mornington Island, a remote Aboriginal community in the Cape York Peninsula. It was collaboratively developed to explore the experiences of the Mornington Island community, and to develop a research methodology led by the community, for their needs, toward giving the community voice and power in this research. All aspects of the project are underpinned by Indigenous research principles and practices, and it is informed by the AIATSIS Indigenous Research Code of Ethics (2020). Over a series of visits to the Island in 2022, we yarned with families and local organisations to understand how Aboriginal families use and access the internet, and how this impacts access to government and social services, education (particularly relevant as there is no high school on the island), e-health and e-commerce.
DMRC research program
This project contributes to the research within the following DMRC research program:
Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance
auDA Foundation, QUT Ignite Grant Scheme 2021