Have your say on digital inclusion in Western Australia

We invite you to provide your feedback on the Western Australian Government’s approach to making WA a digitally inclusive State, and your lived experiences in accessing and using the internet and technology in WA.
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Our consultation on the draft Digital Inclusion in WA Blueprint closed on 30 October 2020. We’re now analysing your feedback and learning from your lived experiences in accessing and using technology and the internet in WA. Thank you for helping us improve digital inclusion in WA.

Stay tuned! We’ll be sharing what we heard from you soon.

What is digital inclusion?

Many people struggle to access and use the internet and technology, and are missing out on the opportunities that the digital world offers. Digital inclusion is about making sure that more Western Australians can enjoy the benefits offered by technology. It’s also about making sure that as more things become digital, our people and communities don’t get left behind.

What does the WA Government want my feedback on?

The WA Government is committed to making sure that our people and communities can confidently and safely enjoy the benefits of digital technologies in their everyday lives. We’ve developed a draft Digital Inclusion in WA Blueprint, to guide us in this. The draft Digital Inclusion in WA Blueprint outlines our proposed approach and some key initiatives to make WA a digitally inclusive State.

We consulted the community, the community sector, industry and government agencies, to help us further develop and finalise our draft Digital Inclusion in WA Blueprint. Understanding the issues that our people and communities face in accessing and using the internet or technology, will now help us develop an approach and some key initiatives that are right for WA.

We also developed Our Community Blueprint for Digital Inclusion in WA. Our Community Blueprint is a short form version of the draft Digital Inclusion in WA Blueprint, designed to help our people and communities understand our proposed approach.

How will my opinion on digital inclusion count?

Through consultation, the WA Government committed to make sure that all Western Australians had the opportunity to provide their feedback on our proposed approach to digital inclusion in WA. Your feedback and lived experiences will now inform the final Blueprint, so that we can design an approach that is right for WA.

About our consultation

Our consultation began on 28 July and closed on 30 October 2020. The digital inclusion project team delivered four major consultation events and presented at many more community forums. We reached out to community groups and members across WA to ensure we learnt as much as we could about digital access and use in our state.

During consultation, we published and shared a number of materials so that you could have your say. These were translated into Arabic, Chinese, Italian and Vietnamese.

Our Lived Experience Survey

In our lived experience survey, we asked you to tell us about the experiences you and your community face in accessing and using the internet and technology in WA.

Our Blueprint Survey for Individuals

In our Blueprint Survey for Individuals, we asked you to provide your feedback on Our Community Blueprint for Digital Inclusion in WA.

Our Blueprint Survey for Organisations

In our Blueprint Survey for Organisations, we asked organisations to provide their feedback on our draft Digital Inclusion in WA Blueprint

Getting the word

We developed a Consultation Guide for community service organisations and groups to help us ensure their clients' voices were heard. We also produced an infographic poster to easily explain the key elements of the Blueprint.

Please contact us at dgov-administrator@dpc.wa.gov.au or 6552 5235, if you have any questions about our consultation or work on digital inclusion. All publications provided during consultation are still publicly available.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable opinion.

Page reviewed 31 October 2020