Most Australians pay tax agents because they see it as easier and a way to maximise tax refunds. Yet our survey found most people who have used the myTax site found it easy, and plan to use it again.
The slow disappearance of cash has advantages, but it can also exclude the most vulnerable from socio-economic activity. It’s also a privatisation that deteriorates the symbolic dimensions of money.
The pandemic put a spotlight on inequalities among college students. But students’ resources were unequal all along.
The huge gathering of policymakers focused on culture’s crucial role in sustainable development.
There’s a new wave of indigenous language podcasts that could attract big new audiences.
New survey shows poor earnings from music streaming made worse by the digital divide and a lack of policy.
The Agricultural Internet of Things is making farming more efficient. An information technology expert describes some of the challenges of working with sensors and antennas underground.
Research shows a significant number of people still struggle with the digital transformation of government and business. But throwing more technology at the problem is not necessarily the answer.
Instruction through mobile phones can provide an effective, scalable method to provide education instruction when schooling is disrupted.
South Africa has no comprehensive national media literacy programme. Often it comes down to individual teachers and schools to make learners more media literate.
Teachers went to great effort to help parents support their children’s learning.
Many young women faced challenges with online learning and studying at home during COVID, but some showed resilience and a determination to achieve their educational goals.
Researchers estimate that COVID-19 disruptions in 2020 set back the education system by five years.
Claims the digital divide has been ‘closed’ don’t include the full picture of internet inequality in the United States.
Vaccines and medical treatments can only go so far in an unequal society. Facing the ongoing history of racial discrimination and bias in the US would help end the pandemic.
Many vulnerable people are unable to engage with their energy usage online, leading to higher bills and even debt and illness.
Smart cities’ focus on technology has made the digital divide worse, not better. The new infrastructure law could change that.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act designates broadband internet access as an essential service and targets billions of dollars to close the digital divide.
The police, the media and politicians have long objected Chief Keef’s ties to gang violence. But the rapper wrote the playbook for using social media to make a career out of music.
Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.