Bushfire Royal Commission response
Published: 28th Apr 2020
The 2019-2020 bushfire crisis highlighted digital inclusion as an issue for all Australians. People in our communities need to have the digital skills and confidence to find reliable information online in an emergency and connect with friends, family, community and essential recovery services. Earlier this year we released resources to support our national network to help their community digitally prepare for bushfires, but more can be done. We believe that building digitally resilient communities will assist in creating more disaster-resilient communities too, and Governments can work with community organisations and telecommunications service providers on solutions. This submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (the Bushfire Royal Commission) outlines our recommendations.