Australia has a limited collection of resources on digital inclusion. The two best locations are the Melbourne-based community organisation Infoxchange – their Digital Inclusion website (especially see their “Reports” page – and my upcoming separate post which discusses the work of this organisation and its founder Andrew Mahar), and the growing collection of materials prepared by Dr Tim Williams. Williams is a Welsh-born British consultant who has lived in Australia since late 2010, and who has undertaken work for the company Huawei as well as a number of other organisations. The best Tim Williams resources are:
– his original report for Huawei, entitled Connecting Communities: The Impact on Broadband on Communities in the UK and Its Implications for Australia
– slides of his presentation to the International Association for Public Participation conference in Sydney in October 2011, presentation entitled “Public Participation in the Digital Era” (note PDF 6mg file)
– his summary of the August 17, 2011 digital inclusion conference, held in Canberra – entitled A Fair Go for All in the Digital Era: Towards a Digital Inclusion Roadmap (note: PDF document).
– the Huawei Australia YouTube channel has a number of videos of Williams, including some interviews. The most interesting of these is his complete half-hour speech to the National Press Club in Canberra in February 2011 when launching the “Connecting Communities” report; you can watch this by clicking below: