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Draft actions for each priority area.

Priority area:


  • Design and deploy a digital survey to understand the digital needs of communities in the social and health services space.

  • Build and strengthen existing innovation hubs which improve social and health services by:

    • exploring the application of digital technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, drones

    • using big data and patient data to better understand need, improve services and increase access

    • training and educating communities on how to access services and use digital tools.

  • Develop an online platform to capture social and health service data and service user feedback / reviews to hold services to account.

  • Ensure service users have access to their records / patient data in a secure environment as well as apps to manage their own health.

  • Raise awareness of and access to services through digital communication channels and social media.


  • Develop apps and online resources to capture language, stories and cultural protocols.

  • Use digital platforms to learn from and connect with other Indigenous communities around the world.

  • Use virtual reality / augmented reality technology to map sacred sites, bush medicine, manage the environment.

  • Identify and promote champions in communities who are using digital technology to continue and revitalise culture.

  • Embed culture in innovations in health, education, employment and social services.


  • Develop pathways into knowledge economy jobs by:

    • providing work experience & internships in leading technology and innovation companies in STEM roles

    • mentoring and buddying Indigenous employees, interns and trainees in STEM roles

    • nurturing Indigenous employees to take up leadership roles in STEM

    • integrating technology into all jobs

    • creating local innovation jobs especially in remote communities.

  • Support large companies and communities to create jobs for Indigenous people through subsidies.

  • Ensure large employers are applying culturally competent recruitment processes and have culturally competent workplaces.

  • Identify and share successful models of employing Indigenous Australians in digital economy jobs.

  • Startup sustainable tech-focused and tech-enabled businesses by:

    • providing scholarships for entry into leading accelerators / incubators

    • building a one-stop digital shop where entrepreneurs can access expertise, resources and funding to startup and grow their businesses

    • providing access to mentors & networks.

  • Grow tech-focused and tech-enabled businesses by large purchasing organisations (like government) increasing the procurement of goods and services supplied by Indigenous tech-focused and tech-enabled businesses.

  • Pay particular attention to supporting microbusinesses to reach markets, access resources and funding.

  • Showcase and connect Indigenous entrepreneurs who are developing new technologies or growing their businesses by enabling technology.

  • Connect Indigenous entrepreneurs to opportunities like the NDIS, Indigenous Procurement Policy.

  • Provide parents, families & communities with digital tools and the knowledge / training of how to use them.

  • Provide opportunities to experiment with technology such as through Flint.

  • Showcase Indigenous “geeks” through community demonstrations.

  • Use technology to engage young people in education and to breakdown geographical barriers in accessing education, by:

    • building learning resources i.e. Coding boot camp, online platforms, virtual classrooms (supporting frameworks), mainstream courses for Indigenous students.

    • building foundational numeracy and literacy skills by stealth through gamefication, robotics, 3D printing and programs like Flint.

    • including Indigenous perspectives in innovation & technology curriculum.

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