Ally Lynch - Round 1 Champion

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Ally Lynch

Making a difference through digital inclusion

Ally Lynch interacts with regional housing and homeless service providers to increase their digital literacy through adopting digital technologies.

Ally is a full-time student at the University of Queensland, studying a Bachelor of Arts; she is also a communications officer with not-for-profit organisation, Q Shelter.

Ally has always been passionate about equality and the role inclusion plays in feeling part of a community. She believes digital inclusion, ensuring everyone is able to participate online, is a crucial part of developing a cohesive community today.

Ally’s main activities include:

  • producing monthly e-newsletters

  • training providers in digital technology via webinars and ‘lectorials’ – e.g. conducting teleconferences, setting up a social media account, website maintenance

  • providing help and advice about digital media and tools via telephone

  • assisting in the distribution of an app for homeless people to help them access services.


Recently, Ally developed a website that will help Q Shelter share Queensland women’s stories who work in the housing and homelessness sector.

Ally has always been interested in the power of communication and believes it is important that everyone can access digital media. She has blogged about her experiences in Northern India, established an online communications department for an international aid fund, and helped pilot a youth-led conference on social enterprise, which had a focus on digital innovation – all before she turned 21.

Ally will continue to develop relationships and foster a digital community by:

  • conducting webinars

  • regularly communicating with clients and housing providers

  • encouraging conversations about online resources and creating environments to play with new technology

  • encouraging organisations to invest more resources into digital solutions.

Ally is nominated by: Q Shelter

Ally Lynch

Making a difference through digital inclusion

Ally Lynch interacts with regional housing and homeless service providers to increase their digital literacy through adopting digital technologies.

Ally is a full-time student at the University of Queensland, studying a Bachelor of Arts; she is also a communications officer with not-for-profit organisation, Q Shelter.

Ally has always been passionate about equality and the role inclusion plays in feeling part of a community. She believes digital inclusion, ensuring everyone is able to participate online, is a crucial part of developing a cohesive community today.

Ally’s main activities include:

  • producing monthly e-newsletters

  • training providers in digital technology via webinars and ‘lectorials’ – e.g. conducting teleconferences, setting up a social media account, website maintenance

  • providing help and advice about digital media and tools via telephone

  • assisting in the distribution of an app for homeless people to help them access services.


Recently, Ally developed a website that will help Q Shelter share Queensland women’s stories who work in the housing and homelessness sector.

Ally has always been interested in the power of communication and believes it is important that everyone can access digital media. She has blogged about her experiences in Northern India, established an online communications department for an international aid fund, and helped pilot a youth-led conference on social enterprise, which had a focus on digital innovation – all before she turned 21.

Ally will continue to develop relationships and foster a digital community by:

  • conducting webinars

  • regularly communicating with clients and housing providers

  • encouraging conversations about online resources and creating environments to play with new technology

  • encouraging organisations to invest more resources into digital solutions.

Ally is nominated by: Q Shelter

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