WorkVentures & Centrelink

More than 30 years after IBM released the Personal Computer, almost 1,500,000 Australian households (17%) still don't have access to a computer or internet access in their home.  The numbers are disproportionately high in households with incomes below $40,000.  
 
WorkVentures and the Australian Government Department of Human Services share a goal of wanting to help all Australians get connected online.  We see technology as a key that can unlock doors to new opportunities and services for those in need.  

WorkVentures supports this objective by:

  • allowing customers to use Centrepay deductions to pay for their computer
  • participating in Centrelink advisory forums for jobseekers and older Australians
  • encouraging its customers to access government social services online

In May 2012 Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Human Services, announced that the Australian Government would supply 800 laptop computers to the WorkVentures Connect IT program.  For further information on this announcement:

Minister for Human Services media release

From the National Library Archives