Project partners

We work with a number of project partners to make this research project come to life

Project partners

The Australian Digital Inclusion Index is a collaboration between the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society at RMIT, the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne University of Technology, and Telstra.

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Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets. In Australia, Telstra provides 19.5 million retail mobile services and 3.6 million retail bundle and data services (as of July 2022). Telstra’s purpose is to build a connected future so everyone can thrive, which recognises the fundamental role the company plays in enabling social and economic inclusion. Telstra has provided products, services, and support to enhance digital inclusion for more than a decade through its Access for Everyone and Everyone Connected programs, reducing the barriers to inclusion such as age, income, skill level and location. Telstra’s Sustainability Centre of Excellence vision is captured in two parts – with technology at the centre – a healthier planet and a more inclusive world. These two ambitious goals are grounded in our foundational commitment to do business responsibly.

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The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) is a cross-disciplinary, national research centre, which aims to create the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making. Funded by the Australian Research Council from 2020 to 2026, ADM+S is hosted at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, with nodes located at eight other Australian universities, and partners around the world. The Centre brings together leading researchers in the humanities, social and technological sciences in an international industry, research, and civil society network. Its priority domains for public engagement are news and media, transport and mobilities, social services, and health.

The Australian Digital Inclusion Index is a collaboration between the RMIT and Swinburne nodes of ADM+S.

Project collaborators

The Australian Digital Inclusion Index also works with a number of external collaborators.

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The Social Research Centre

The Social Research Centre provides government, academia, and the not-for-profit sector with access to world-class research and evaluation services including research design, data collection, statistical consulting, and analysis and reporting. The Social Research Centre is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian National University and has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia’s pre-eminent social research organisations.

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Dassier provides custom built data visualisations, data dashboards, and online reporting platforms. Established in 2012, the team at Dassier has worked with a variety of Australian organisations across the private, public, government and not for profit sectors to deliver both internal and public facing data dashboards and online reporting tools.