Northern Australia communication analysis: Investigating digital inclusion infrastructure, governance, policy and intervention

Northern Australia communication analysis

The purpose of this project is to mobilise an emerging consortium of research and industry partners to investigate the impacts and relevance of digital inclusion for developing Northern Australia.

This project will bring together expertise and resources from universities and industry across Australia to explore key issues of social and economic inclusion in the context of digital inclusion. Through a co-design research approach involving knowledge transfer events and interviews with key stakeholders, the project will culminate in a white paper outlining a detailed road map for digital inclusion research, practice, and policy development for Northern Australia.

The project will impact on the following CRCNA objectives by:

  • Improving supply chain efficiencies through building digital capacity at all stages.
  • Generating new jobs through helping to facilitate Northern Australia’s transition to the digital economy.
  • Improving wellbeing of the Northern Australian community by fostering the important link between digital inclusion, wellbeing and social cohesion.

DMRC research program

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

Creating Better Digital Futures

Project team


Project partner

  • Premise Consulting
  • Centre for Appropriate Technology
  • Regional Development Australia, Northern Territory

Project funding

  • CRC for Developing Northern Australia (2019-2020)