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The Australian National University

Bridging the digital divide: The role of community online access centres in Indigenous communities

Discussion Paper 273 / 2005

Abstract

This paper presents data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing to highlight the low levels of computer and internet usage by Indigenous Australians. This result is not surprising given the well-documented connection between education, income, and use of these technologies. In addition to these demand-side factors, access will also be influenced by the availability of services and evidence shows that