We need to ensure all Australians can access and participate in the digital economy, including those living in regional and rural areas, but the Australian Digital Inclusion Index reveals that digital inclusion is lower in country areas than in capital cities.

We want to hear how regional, rural and remote areas are participating in the Digital Economy. What are the opportunities and challenges?

Here are some questions to get you started:

  • In your experience, is it easier or harder to participate in the digital economy from outside a major city?
  • What impact does access to the internet and digital tools have on your day to day life in a regional area?  
  • What factors affect access and ability to participate in the digital economy? Tell us about some towns and regions with success stories, or particular difficulties.

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