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Welcome to People & Communities.

The Queensland Government is committed to identifying and removing barriers to, and generally improving, digital literacy and inclusion for all Queenslanders, in all communities.

To this end, we currently have a number of initiatives being implemented. These include:

  • the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions Program – encouraging digital inclusion through the inspirational stories and activities of community-based Champions

  • digital literacy and inclusion – including National Year of Digital Inclusion (NYDI) activities – an integral component of Go Digi, a four year national partnership of Infoxchange and Australia Post aimed at improving the digital literacy of over 300,000 Australians.

  • supporting International Digital Thought Leaders including Helen Milner – CEO and Founder of the UK's Tinder Foundation, a social enterprise dedicated to expanding digital inclusion across the UK

Got a story to share? Join in the conversation here or start a conversation with our Champions.

Welcome to People & Communities.

The Queensland Government is committed to identifying and removing barriers to, and generally improving, digital literacy and inclusion for all Queenslanders, in all communities.

To this end, we currently have a number of initiatives being implemented. These include:

  • the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions Program – encouraging digital inclusion through the inspirational stories and activities of community-based Champions

  • digital literacy and inclusion – including National Year of Digital Inclusion (NYDI) activities – an integral component of Go Digi, a four year national partnership of Infoxchange and Australia Post aimed at improving the digital literacy of over 300,000 Australians.

  • supporting International Digital Thought Leaders including Helen Milner – CEO and Founder of the UK's Tinder Foundation, a social enterprise dedicated to expanding digital inclusion across the UK

Got a story to share? Join in the conversation here or start a conversation with our Champions.

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

    by Kylie, about 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    over 1 year ago

    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.

    With further plans to implement digital technology fundamentals into the Australian Education Curriculum, this exposure is only set to soar.

    In a recent article, psychologist Jean Paiget states such initiatives encourage children to do new things, not simply repetition of what other generations have done – however, we must ensure they are using this technology responsibly.

    Police Minister Jo-Anne Miller revealed it...

    over 1 year ago

    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.

    With further plans to implement digital technology fundamentals into the Australian Education Curriculum, this exposure is only set to soar.

    In a recent article, psychologist Jean Paiget states such initiatives encourage children to do new things, not simply repetition of what other generations have done – however, we must ensure they are using this technology responsibly.

    Police Minister Jo-Anne Miller revealed it is common for sex offenders to use the internet and social media apps to target children, highlighting the importance of online vigilance.

    The first step to eliminate such threats is increasing awareness and education of parents, guardians and children themselves.

    Australian Bureau of Statistics data reports supervising or monitoring children's use of the Internet was the most common action taken by parents or guardians for personal safety or security of children using the Internet at home (89%), followed by educating children about safe and appropriate use of the Internet (83%), placing the computer in a public area of the house (77%) and installing an Internet content filter (47%).

    To further educate your family on internet safety, download the Queensland Government’s Cyber Safety Information Sheet, the ‘Who’s Chatting To Your Kids’ brochure released by Queensland Police Service and visit the Australian Government’s interactive Cyber Smart website.


  • Intelligent Communities update - Ipswich makes it to Top 7

    by Kylie, about 3 years ago
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    Ipswich 2015 top7 certificate resize

    over 1 year ago

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

    Here’s why the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) included Ipswich as a finalist….

    In 2011, Ipswich published a 20-year economic development plan designed to combat its challenges and prepare for the ones to come.

    When the Australian government’s National Broadband Network (NBN) was announced in 2009, Ipswich partnered with local communities to create what they called the Western Corridor National Broadband Network and attract national investment.

    A Digital Hub project and Digital Enterprise program are equipping...

    over 1 year ago

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

    Here’s why the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) included Ipswich as a finalist….

    In 2011, Ipswich published a 20-year economic development plan designed to combat its challenges and prepare for the ones to come.

    When the Australian government’s National Broadband Network (NBN) was announced in 2009, Ipswich partnered with local communities to create what they called the Western Corridor National Broadband Network and attract national investment.

    A Digital Hub project and Digital Enterprise program are equipping citizens and business with digital skills, while Ipswich begins a major redevelopment of its city center, where digital technologies will be used to attract tenants and to improve public safety. Green standards will make the center one of the most sustainable in Australia. (Source: Intelligent Community Forum)

    Ipswich is competing against cities in Taiwan, Brazil, US and Canada for the number 1 spot. The Intelligent Community of 2015 will be announced in Toronto, Canada in June.

    Congratulations on your Top 7 achievement Ipswich and all the best in the finals.

    Read the Courier Mail article here. Watch the ICF video here.


  • GIVIT a go!

    by Kylie, about 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    over 1 year ago

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

    GIVIT established by Juliette Wright in 2009, is an online portal where established charities request specific items for people in need. Donors view the GIVIT list and donate their items to the appropriate charities.

    In 2011, when Queensland was devastated by floods, GIVIT was instrumental in matching donors with recipients – with 1.8 million hits resulting in 33,000 items matched in three weeks.

    Recently Juliette became a 2015 Queensland Australian of the Year recipient for her contribution to the community. Juliette’s...

    over 1 year ago

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

    GIVIT established by Juliette Wright in 2009, is an online portal where established charities request specific items for people in need. Donors view the GIVIT list and donate their items to the appropriate charities.

    In 2011, when Queensland was devastated by floods, GIVIT was instrumental in matching donors with recipients – with 1.8 million hits resulting in 33,000 items matched in three weeks.

    Recently Juliette became a 2015 Queensland Australian of the Year recipient for her contribution to the community. Juliette’s innovative solution is an example of how digital technologies can improve the lives and lifestyles of Queenslanders.