Digital divide continues with banking access in Regional and First Nations communities

A new study from RMIT shows communities in regional and remote areas are still relying on face-to-face banking services.

More banks in regional and remote areas are shutting down and moving to online services, and for communities without access to affordable and reliable Internet, the impacts are significant.

First Nations communities are at a greater disadvantage, where 43 per cent of indigenous communities and homelands across Australia have no mobile service

Image: Image by Michael Coghlan from Adelaide, Australia under CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Julian Thomas – Professor of Media and Communication at RMIT University

First aired on The Wire, Friday 16 February 2024