CASE is not a single project but rather a foundation for the creation of opportunities and a de-facto peak body in the area of Information and Communication Technologies. Our organisation operates as a conduit between the community sector and the information technology sector to ensure that cost effective, appropriate and best practice solutions are available to non-profit and community organisations.
It all started in 1998 with a public letter at our first meeting with guest speaker Senator Kate Lundy at a Kingston, ACT coffee house. What followed was the formation of a steering committee and the incorporation of the association with the following goals:
From the approved rules
The objects of the Association shall include but not be limited to:
- To disseminate information on all aspects of computers and computer networks to members, community organisations and the community at large.
- To assist members in solving problems with computers and computer networks.
- To arrange seminars, lectures, workshops and other educational activities on all aspects of computers and computer networks for members, community organisations and the community at large.
- To carry out projects, or the provision of services, related to information technology, for the benefit of the members or the community.
- To encourage research and educational projects on the use of computers and computer networks by community organisations.
- To disseminate and encourage the dissemination of the results of such research and educational projects for the benefit of the community at large.
- To promote such legislative or public policy changes as are necessary or desirable to better assist community organisations to benefit from information technology.