DIGITAL divide deepens technology access gaps
Australia’s digital divide continues, according to a new report released by The Good Things Foundation. While the use of digital technology has increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, not everyone has benefited equally, with access to technology remaining low in remote First Nations communities, rural communities and low income areas. Other groups at risk of digital exclusion include older Australians, and those with low levels of education, with both showing low levels of digital skills. With remote learning and working from home becoming standard practice, the sector workers say the digital divide will only deepen the gaps between those with access to technology and those without.