As was predicted in the ‘Multimedia’ section of Creative Nation 1994 The Internet now allows us to ‘enable people and organisations to send almost any communication, information or entertainment from anywhere to anywhere.’
In Australia today, if you consume news, spend money, or communicate with anyone who is not within speaking distance, you will most probably do it using the Internet.
The vast majority of us in Australia are using the Internet. But we are not all using it for the same things. Downloading an SMS is very different to watching a video football match, video-conferencing or online book shopping. The bandwiths required vary widely.
National cultural policy framework must engage with information-flow (bandwidth) as an essential civic service that all Australians are using, and have a right to access. As a society all Australia benefits from increased capacity to transfer information, freedom of speech and openness.
Thanks to The People’s Record for the great logo.