People & Communities

Queensland's Digitial Divide workshop
Following the release of Measuring Australia Digital Divide – the Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2016 report in August, the Queensland Government, in collaboration with Telstra, held the Queensland’s Digital Divide discussion and workshop at The Edge on 15 November.

Pitch in! Become a digital volunteer
State Library of Queensland are calling for digital volunteers to tag historic photographs, newspaper articles and documents, or even share your own Queensland story.

As part of QUT’s annual Scholarship Round, the DMRC is calling for interest from prospective postgraduate research students.

Alert for Pokémon Go
Stay Smart Online have issued an alert and reported on a number of incidents which have resulted in unsafe activity, including near-misses between cars and pedestrians.

Australian Government warns of tax-themed scams

Stay Smart Online has warned that criminals continue to trick people into paying money using tax-themed scams.

ACCAN releases fact sheets on Sky Muster service

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has released fact sheets on Sky Muster (or nbn’s Long Term Satellite Service).

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy released

A $230 million cyber safety plan has been outlined by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

AQCDC opens online business in regional community hit by end of mining boom 

Melissa Westcott, an Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion (AQCDC), spoke with the ABC about how she opened her business in her hometown during the mining bust.

Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions - Round 2 closing soon

Round 2 of the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program closes next month, with all submissions to be made by Friday 13 May 2016.

More champions helping Queenslanders to embrace digital technologies

On 17 March 2016 Minister Enoch announced more outstanding individuals selected as Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions in Parliament.

Advance Queensland Digital Community Champions - Round 2 NOW OPEN!

The second round of the AQCDC Program is now open.

Advance Queensland Digital Community Champions – Round 1 closing soon

Round 1 of the The Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program is closing soon, with all submissions to be made by Friday 19 February 2016.

Endeavour Foundation - enabling communities

A series of digital technology workshops organised by Endeavour Foundation in Cairns and Townsville is helping people with disabilities.

Disaster Donations: GIVIT launches giving app to ease donation process

Vulnerable Australians impacted by recent weather events will receive more support, through a new app designed to better connect those who have with those who need.

Discuss digital inclusion with Tinder Foundation CEO Helen Milner

Join Helen Milner as she explores the UK's experiences and discusses solutions to help solve the problem of digital inclusion on 2 November in Brisbane.

Brisbane students make Fruit Ninja video for global fans

Griffith University film students are showcasing their work to a global audience with a series of videos that go behind the scenes of super successful digital game Fruit Ninja.

Australians step out to log in with free public Wi-Fi

Forget the office and classroom, Australian residents are stepping out in droves to connect to free public Wi-Fi hotspots.

Australians are staying connected to work, from home

The readiness of smartphones and tablets have made it common to log into work anytime, anywhere – whether it be checking an email while grabbing a bite to eat or spending the day at home teleworking.

Staying ahead of the game benefits seniors 

A major priority for society in the near future will be aiding our aging population to stay connected, active and independent.

Alert: Be wary of scammers claiming to be from government departments

You are advised to be wary of calls from scammers who claim to be from government departments and who ask for personal or financial details.

Helpful hackers to decode government data at GovHack 2015

GovHack is an annual open data competition held throughout Australia and New Zealand, created to draw people together from government, industry, academia and the public. Register now for this year’s event being held between 3 July to 5 July 2015.

Alert: Security flaw affects up to 600 million Samsung phones

Simple tips to protect yourself and your mobile device.

Pivotal Youth Symposium hosts the world’s brightest minds in spatial technologies

The Queensland State Government presents the ‘Shaping the Future – A Pivotal Youth Symposium’ for students and young adults on 29 – 30 June. Register now to be involved in shaping our future.

Coding in classrooms – is it as important as reading?

Digital technologies are now so globally entrenched that many think a grounding in the subject is as important as learning to read.

Big cost of staying connected - especially if you have little ones

If you have children living at home, you are 50 per cent more likely to stay digitally connected declares the recent Suncorp ‘Cost of Being Digitally Savvy’ report.

Keep a watchful eye on the safety of your internet savvy kids

The Australian Bureau of Statistics have reported nearly four out of every five children aged 5-14 years (2.2 million children) are using the Internet, and safety must be top priority for parents.

Intelligent Communities update - Ipswich makes it to Top 7

Ipswich is the first Australian city to be a Top 7 finalist in the annual Intelligent Community of the Year Awards.

GIVIT a go!

A Brisbane mum is behind a website connecting those who have with those who need.