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Deadly Digital Communities

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VALA presentation by Louise Denoon and Louise Hunter (SLQ)

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Deadly Digital Communities

  1. 1. Deadly Digital Communities Digital inclusion in Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities Louise Denoon Executive Director Public Library Partnerships Louise Hunter Lead, Indigenous Services Public Library Partnerships
  2. 2. Queensland has over 320 public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres in communities from the desert to the reefs, from the mountains to the mangroves. Together with Local Government, we ensure all Queenslanders have access to great public libraries that help communities thrive. We advocate for public libraries, support their collections, their staff, and their programs, and we share their successes. Public Library Partnerships
  3. 3. • 49% mobile-only users compared with the total population (21.3%). • Affordability score, significantly less value out of that expenditure • Mobile-only users also tend to have lower Digital Ability Australian Digital Inclusion Index report 2017 ‘Indigenous Communities Case Study’ Indigenous Communities Case Study
  4. 4. Indigenous Communities Case Study LGAQ Indigenous Leadership delegation to Sydney
  5. 5. LGAQ Indigenous Leadership delegation to Sydney Indigenous Communities Case Study
  6. 6. Click here to watch video: All Australians deserve access to telecommunications #GetReal @LGAQ
  7. 7. #notanothergap
  8. 8. Vincent Serico ‘Technology’ 1994 courtesy Ipswich Art Gallery
  9. 9. Livingstone Charter Towers Mount Isa Fraser Coast
  10. 10. Indigenous Leadership Forum 2017 Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils meeting with Queensland Government
  11. 11. Click here to watch video: Why Indigenous Knowledge Centres need support #GetReal @LGAQ
  12. 12. IKC Coordinators Workshop Brisbane October 2016
  13. 13. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils
  14. 14. Cherbourg Brisbane
  15. 15. Palm Island
  16. 16. Townsville
  17. 17. Wujal Wujal Cairns
  18. 18. Mabuaig Keriri Mainland Thursday Island Poruma Hammond Thursday Island Mabuaig Mainland Papua New Guinea
  19. 19. Thursday Island Hammond Mainland
  20. 20. Mabuaig
  21. 21. Poruma
  22. 22. Local Implementation
  23. 23. digital inclusion = social inclusion
  24. 24. Start with user needs …not our own Improve access …stop making things difficult Motivate people …find something they care about Keep it safe …build trust Work with others …don’t do it alone Focus on wider outcomes …measure performance
  25. 25. Start with user needs …not our own My Gov, online shopping, texting, managing accounts documenting and sharing local and family history Improve access …stop making things difficult Awareness and advocacy, tablet and laptop loan kits, use technology being used in community Motivate people …find something they care about Finding things people are passionate about: community celebrations, languages, church events, environment, land and sea management Keep it safe …build trust Flexible scheduling, relaxed environment, allow for yarning time, include cyber security, scams, fraud Work with others …don’t do it alone Ranger programs, schools, cultural centre partners, health centres, community organisations, involving Council staff, Telstra Focus on wider outcomes …measure performance Councils corporate plan, employment opportunities, workforce capability
  26. 26. Mabuaig Frank Whap Lead Engineer Torres Strait Island Regional Council
  27. 27. Keep in Touch… http://bit.ly/SLQ-VALA More Information For a copy of this presentation and more information about contacts and Social Media, scan the QR code or visit: PL Connect Blog http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/plconnect Indigenous Knowledge Centres @IKCQLD

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