Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company with a proudly Australian heritage and a longstanding, growing international business. In Australia we provide 17.6 million mobile services, 5.1 million fixed voice services and 3.5 million retail fixed broadband services. For many years we have been providing products, services and programs to support digital inclusion, including more than $2 billion of customer benefits over the past decade through our Access for Everyone programs. We believe all Australians should be able to connect, participate and interact safely in the digital world – irrespective of age, income, ability or location – and we recognise the fundamental role Telstra can play in enabling digital and social inclusion.


The Digital Ethnography Research Centre, RMIT University

The Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) at RMIT University focuses on understanding a contemporary world where digital and mobile technologies are increasingly inextricable from the environments and relationships in which everyday life plays out. DERC excels in both academic scholarship and in applied work with external partners from industry and other sectors. DERC’s research is incisive, interventional and internationally leading. Going beyond the call of pure academia, DERC combines academic scholarship with applied practice to produce innovative research, analysis and dissemination projects.


Centre for Social Impact Swinburne

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is an independent, not-for-profit research and education centre which spans three of Australia’s leading universities: UNSW Australia, Swinburne University of Technology and The University of Western Australia. CSI acts as a catalyst for social change by creating knowledge through research, and translating and transferring that knowledge through teaching and public engagement activities. CSI’s ultimate aim is to affect policy and practice in order to improve outcomes for those in need. Within the wider CSI network, CSI Swinburne’s focus is on developing leaders, organisations, and policy conditions that support progressive social change in the areas of: social innovation, social investment and philanthropy, business and social impact, and measuring and demonstrating social value.