The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) recently commented on phase two of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2026 Census topic consultation. ACCAN is disappointed by the ABS’ decision not to proceed with the topic of ‘internet access and use, including digital literacy’. 

ACCAN believes the collection of national data on household internet access, use and digital literacy is critical towards understanding how Australian households get and stay connected online. It is also critical for addressing barriers to digital inclusion for First Nations communities and people with disability.

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