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- Nobody uses the internet because the government says they should
- Thomas, Julian; Rennie, Ellie
- The average house in a remote indigenous community uses about a third of the power consumed by a suburban home, is six times more prone to overcrowding, and probably doesn't have a home internet connection. Among the rare exceptions - at least for the internet - are 20 houses in the small communities of Kwale Kwale, Mungalawurru and Imangara in central Australia. With federal funding, these households have been given computers, internet access and training, and receive regular visits and advice.
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. The Swinburne Institute for Social Research
- Inside Story, 01 October 2012
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- Australia; Computers; Digital divide; Households; Indigenous communities; Internet; Remote regions
- The Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology
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- Copyright © 2012 by Inside Story and contributors. The published version is reproduced with the kind permission of the publisher.
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