|Australian Democrats||yet to receive|
|Australian Labor Party||yet to receive|
|Liberal and National Parties||received|
Support international programs to overcome the digital divide as well as global networks for human rights, poverty alleviation, justice, and universal education so as to alleviate the root causes of terrorism and war
The G8 countries have embarked on substantial (trillions of dollars) programs to overcome the digital divide (start from www.dotforce.org). Though a bit smaller than G8 Australia could do something meaningful and substantial in this region. It's something of an anomaly that CIDA (Canadian Aid) have done more in Australia's "sphere of influence" to build networking capabilities than Australia has.
Australia could support establishment of global or regional networks addressing issues such as human rights and poverty. Support of such programs would help to make Austrlaia a good neighbour in the region and also a player in technology development.
Support for universal access to the Internet, and for the freedom of all peoples to communicate via the Internet regardless of socio-economic status, country of origin, political beliefs, disability, or any other form of discrimination.Achieving this goal will require us to overcome the following challenges: