Monthly Member Feature — Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA)
This month featured member is Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA). DKA was established as a statutory authority of the Northern Territory in 2003 in response to the work of the Desert Knowledge Movement, which identified that the physical and socioeconomic challenges of the desert require specialised expertise and tailored solutions. Since then, DKA has become a champion of an untapped resource of great potential: the people and places of Australia’s desert and arid lands.
“Strengthening regional and remote Australia is at the heart of everything we do at DKA, which is why we’re focused on renewable energy, digital innovation, desert leadership and knowledge sharing,” says DKA CEO Lauren Ganley. “We’re always looking for opportunities, not just for ourselves, but for the whole community.”
Find more at https://www.dka.com.au/
B4BA Survey: Assess the availability, quality and reliability of internet and telehealth services in Australia
B4BA with assistance from the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University and support from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) is doing a national survey to evaluate people’s access to internet, telecommunications services and understanding of new accredited health services available via the internet.
A significant effort has been made to increase the availability of internet access and telehealth services in Australia during the past several years and B4BA is keen to evaluate the impact of this investment. This survey is intended to capture people’s experience of internet access and telehealth across Australia.
Your participation in this survey would be appreciated.
B4BA welcomes new members
The Board of the Broadband for the bush Alliance are pleased to welcome three new members. Easyweb Digital (https://easywebdigital.com/), Hitnet (https://www.hitnet.com.au/) and Leep Ngo (https://leep.ngo/) have all officially become members of the alliance following the Darwin Forum. The Alliance has had growing support form these organisations over the past few years and we look forward to working with the to ensure a digitally enabled remote Australia.
- Media release from 2018 Darwin Forum
- Media Release from the 2018 Indigenous Focus Day
- Proposal to introduce Indigenous Digital Inclusion as a Closing the Gap key performance measure (letter)
- Towards a digital strategy for the NT (recommendations)
- Media Release July 2017
- Forum VI Communique