|Australian Democrats||yet to receive|
|Australian Labor Party||yet to receive|
|Liberal and National Parties||received|
Support Australians to get online through a First Time Online program that provides targeted financial incentives to households and small businesses for first time purchase of equipment, connections and training for participation in the Internet.
Support policies that will provide reliable symmetric Internet connections throughout Australia, particularly through improved lines and connections and establishing a definition of quality settings for connections.
E-mail can provide a third communications channel of national significance, comparable to that of postal mail and the telephone. For instance, considerable policy work on the concept of 'email for all' has been carried out by the Centre for International Research on Communication and Information Technology - CIRCIT. See recommendations of CIRCIT's Research Report No. 28 - E-mail for All.
The report recomemdations were:
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