Get Online Week returns to reduce the digital divide in Australia

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More than 2.5 million Australians are currently not online, with a further 4 million having limited digital skills.

Get Online Week 2019 launched in Australia this Monday has kicked off a week of more than 1,000 events around the country to provide support for people wishing to improve their digital skills.

Victorian organisation Community Aid Australia Inc also got involved in the digital inclusion campaign by spreading awareness during the Get Online Week at the Victorian Festival of Lights at Federation Square, Melbourne.

Organised by Good Things Foundation, Get Online Week aims to help Australians improve their digital skill set, and reduce the digital divide.

“As Government and corporate services are increasingly moving online, whether you want to pay a bill, access customer support or book an appointment, you need digital skills. Digital literacy is also essential for our country’s economic prosperity, for people seeking employment, or staying connected to loved ones overseas,” said Jess Wilson, National Director, Good Things Foundation. “Get Online Week helps to ensure that no one gets left behind in our digital world.”

Ruchika Rawat, Secretary, Community Aid Australia Inc said volunteers did a great job to promote awareness for Digital literacy and Be Connected program to show that everyone can learn.

Nbn Local Head of Stakeholder Relations, Sam Dimarco, said, “We’re very pleased to be supporting Get Online Week 2019 to help ensure even more Australians are given the best opportunity to get the most out of the nbn access network. We want to lift the digital capability of the nation to allow all Australians to take full advantage of the benefits of improved broadband.”

 

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