We all understand the power of being connected in the digital world, being on-line, with everything at our finger-tips. But what will it take to make the most of this opportunity when it comes to Indigenous Australia?
This unique set of essays commissioned by the Telstra Foundation, shows how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people readily embrace the digital environment yet face a number of barriers too important to ignore when it comes to the opportunities of the digital economy.
Making the Connection records a range of perspectives about the path to digital excellence: from the social media practitioner to the corporate CEO; from stakeholders in remote areas to city locations; from the academic perspectives to those who will make change happen. There are hard-won lessons and questions, but there is a firm focus on the prize - digital inclusion across Indigenous Australia and the important steps needed to get there.
- Jackie Coates, Telstra Foundation