For remote Aboriginal families, limited phone and internet services make life hard. Here’s what they told us

Mon, 17 Apr 2023 14:18:01 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at]>

Andrew Pam

"It’s well understood that the digital divide disproportionately affects people
living in regional Australian communities. Remote Aboriginal communities in
particular are among the most digitally excluded, yet there is little research
looking at how these families experience digital inclusion.

Our research project, Connecting in the Gulf, shares stories directly from
Aboriginal families living on Mornington Island, off the coast of Queensland in
the Gulf of Carpentaria. Our full report is published online.

Working with the community, we developed a research method called “show and
yarn” in which families showed us their devices and yarned about their
experiences of digital inclusion.

Yarning is an Indigenous way of sharing knowledge. It was an important aspect
of our work, since better outcomes are achieved when Indigenous people have a
say in the design and delivery of policies, programs and services that affect

       *** Xanni ***
--               Andrew Pam                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu            Partner, Glass Wings               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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