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Good Things Foundation supports the Voice to Parliament

Good Things Foundation supports constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

By Good Things Foundation Australia · 29/05/2023

Good Things Foundation is proud to express our support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recognition in the constitution and a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament.  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are among the most digitally excluded people in our society due to a lack of affordable access to technology and the digital skills needed to fully participate in our digital world.

This inequity is recognised in Target 17 of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, calling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have equal levels of digital inclusion by 2026.

If we are to fix the digital divide for all, we must ensure the voices, rights and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing digital exclusion are heard.

As an organisation committed to tackling the most pressing social issues of our time, we accept the invitation outlined in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and support the call for a First Nations Voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution.

We believe the Voice to Parliament is a crucial step to bring the change we need to ensure a just and inclusive Australia, now and forever.

Read our full statement of support.

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  • Infographic split in two sides, divided by a river labelled 'The Digital Divide'. The river has three bridges, labelled 'Access', 'Ability' and 'Affordability' respectively. On one side of the river, is the title heading 'Most at Risk of Digital Exclusion'. Underneath are several statistics, which are as follows. People with disabilities are lower users of digital social media. People with mobile-only connection: 1/3 are low-income families with school-aged children. First Nations people: 30% of people in remote First Nations communities have no household internet or phone. People living in rural and remote areas: Only 1/3 of Australian land area has mobile connectivity. Low income households: Half had difficulty paying for home internet. People with low levels of education: 44% have no media literacy support. People aged over 65 years: 80% find it difficult to keep up with tech changes. New migrants and refugees: Low skills and access are a barrier to accessing services during the pandemic. Women seek more support around online safety. People not in the labour force: Confidence in digital skills decreases as length of retirement increases. On the other side of the river is the title heading 'Most digitally included', with the following text listed: People living in capital cities, High income households (over $150,000), Younger people (14-49 years), People who are tertiary educated, The ADII score of Australia is 63 in 2020, up from 61.9 in 2019. Good Things Foundation Australia logo.

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