Topic archives: NBN

Moving beyond magical thinking on the NBN to address health inequities

Moving beyond magical thinking on the NBN to address health inequities

January 23, 2014 1

Ben O’Mara writes: The introduction of new government policy on the National Broadband Network (NBN) is a chance to re-imagine how we use the internet to help address inequities in health. Recent media coverage (see here and here) has identified the flaws in the rollout of the NBN, and questioned the quality of its proposed […]

The NBN is vital for economic, social and healthcare development, says health leader

April 26, 2013 3

Rural health advocates have nominated equitable access to high-speed broadband as a critical election issue. It was the top priority recommendation from the recent┬áNational Rural Health Conference in Adelaide, where delegates stated that high broadband speeds are crucial for facilitating new and emerging best practice models of healthcare. As well as its importance for enabling […]

Online connections are critical for rural and remote health and healthcare #NBN

Online connections are critical for rural and remote health and healthcare #NBN

April 10, 2013

One of the clear themes from the National Rural Health Conference has been the importance of social connections and online support for health and wellbeing. On a related note, there have been many discussions about how social media is powering advocacy for rural and remote health, and the importance of online connections for health service […]