Internet freedom

The funding is to assist more than 97,000 older Australians develop their digital skills under the Broadband for Seniors program.

Hasluck MHR Ken Wyattsaid that older people would be able to learn important online skills like how to send emails, be cyber safe and use social media to stay in touch with friends and family.

�Everyone should have the opportunity to build confidence and skills using the computer and internet,� Mr Wyatt said.

�This funding demonstrates the government�s commitment to ensuring older people in Hasluck don�t get left behind in the digital age.

�Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one or small group training.�

There are about 1600 Broadband for Seniors kiosks across Australia, set up in facilities such as community centres, libraries, clubs and aged care homes.