COTA roundtable on Digital Divide

Today's roundtable at Government House focused on the 'Great Digital Divide'

15 Jul, 2021

The Great Digital Divide – a roundtable event focusing on issues facing our elderly

The second of four roundtable events to discuss issues facing the elderly was held at Government House today, with experts coming together to focus on the topic of the ‘Great Digital Divide’

The series, organised by the Council of the Ageing’s (COTA WA) Positive Ageing Alliance initiative, is being hosted by the Governor and Ms Annus. The Governor is COTA (WA) Patron.

Today’s roundtable brought together digital experts, community and business leaders and aged sector specialists to discuss the issue of the Great Digital Divide, how it impacts older Australians and what we as a society can do to bring all ages closer together technically.

Facilitated by CEO of the Australian Institute of Management WA and COTA (WA) Board Director Professor Gary Martin, key presenters included Curtin University’s Professor Alan Duncan, Director of Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre and Dr David Cook, Edith Cowan University Lecturer in Computer and Security Science.

Today’s Digital Divide discussion follows a previous roundtable on Elder Abuse held in May. A further two roundtables will be held at Government House over coming months to discuss Mature Age Employment and Vulnerable Cohorts.

For more information on COTA (WA) and the Positive Ageing Alliance click here

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