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Kokatha Elder reflects on Ceduna welfare card trial a year on

Podcast aired: 21 March 2017

Last week, the federal government announced the use of cashless welfare cards in Ceduna would continue, hailing the year-long trial a success.

The card limits peoples access to cash with eighty percent of their welfare payments quarantined to a card that cannot be used to buy alcohol or to gamble.

Last year, Small Change spoke to Kokatha Elder and Ceduna resident Sue Coleman who had been protesting the roll-out of the trial.

A year on, Small Change’s Bonnie Parker caught up with Sue to see if her opinion of the card has changed at all.

Produced by Bonnie Parker

The limitless possibilities of Churchill Fellowships

Podcast aired: 21 March 2017

The Churchill Fellowship is an annual award offered to Australians to investigate a subject they are passionate about.

The Fellowship takes those involved around the world to explore their chosen topic and expand their knowledge for the benefit of Australia.

Small Change’s Bonnie Parker caught up with the CEO of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Adam Davey who explained the origins of the organisation.

We also spoke to Loris Glass who was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2003 where she investigated school based problem gambling prevention strategies.

Applications for the Churchill Fellowship close on April 28th, find out more here.

Produced by Bonnie Parker

Digital inclusion for CALD and older Australians

Podcast aired: 14 March 2017

With digital technologies playing a key role in many of life’s day-to-day activities, it’s becoming increasingly important for all people to have access.

SACOSS recently launched its Submission to the State Budget and one of the key recommendations was a focus on inclusion in the digital world.

Small Change’s Bonnie Parker spoke to Christine Mitchell, a COTA SA volunteer and one of the speakers at the launch. She’s in her 70s and is on an aged pension and gave her perspective on digital inclusion.

Another speaker at the launch was Ruth, a single mother who moved to Australia from Kenya, 17 years ago. She shared her story with Small Change’s Lisa Burns.

Produced by Bonnie Parker & Lisa Burns

Digital inclusion for CALD and older Australians

Podcast aired: 14 March 2017

With digital technologies playing a key role in many of life’s day-to-day activities, it’s becoming increasingly important for all people to have access.

SACOSS recently launched its Submission to the State Budget and one of the key recommendations was a focus on inclusion in the digital world.

Small Change’s Bonnie Parker spoke to Christine Mitchell, who was one of the speakers at the launch. She’s in her 70s and is on an aged pension and gave her perspective on digital inclusion.

Another speaker at the launch was Ruth, a single mother who moved to Australia from Kenya 17 years ago. She shared her story with Small Change’s Lisa Burns.

Produced by Bonnie Parker & Lisa Burns

 

People on low incomes face exclusion from digital technologies

Podcast aired: 14 March 2017

Last week, SACOSS launched its State Budget Submission, which focussed on jobs and prosperity in our digital world.

Suzie is a single mother of two from Anti-Poverty Network SA.

She was at last week’s launched and she shared her thoughts on digital inclusion with Small Change’s Bonnie Parker.

Produced by Bonnie Parker

Inclusion Index mapping people’s access to digital technologies

Podcast aired: 14 March 2017

Digital technologies are now taking a key role in our economic and social life, yet large numbers of people don’t have the online access to help them with job hunting, education and training, social interaction and other supports that could improve their lives.

Last week, SACOSS launched its submission to this year’s State Budget, which identifies and makes policy recommendations on the issues surrounding digital inclusion.

Julian Thomas is a Professor of Media and Communications at RMIT University and an author of the Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2016.

He joined Small Change’s Lisa Burns for a chat at the submission launch about his interest in digital inclusion, the findings of the Index and his hopes for its future.

Produced by Lisa Burns