Advancing Digital Inclusion in Low Income Australian Families


Photo: Tanya Notley

This ethnographic investigation explores the complex relationship between digital and social inclusion and social infrastructure's role (education facilities, charities, government services) in supporting low-income families' social and economic participation. It gathers insights from families in six diverse communities from Far North Queensland to Tasmania, across diverse urban, regional and rural locations. It focuses on the digital inclusion implications of children's home and school learning experiences, school leavers' transitions into work, and parenting in digital times. The project is a collaboration with Australia's leading digital inclusion organisations and will develop new practices, policies and sector wide solutions. It is led by Professor Michael Dezuanni from the Digital Media Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology.


Associate Professor Tanya Notley - Chief Investigator

Dr Jasbeer Musthafa Mamalipurath


Australian Research Council, Linkage Project (via Queensland University of Technology)

Period: 2020–2023

Further information: Project webpage at Queensland University of Technology (opens in a new window)

Contact: Associate Professor Tanya Notley