Digital Inclusion

Containing resources about digital inclusion and digital engagement of particular relevance to Australia, this collection was initiated by the Australian Digital Inclusion Index, NT Remote Aboriginal Cyber Safety project and the Dynamics of Digital Inclusion project.

Digital Inclusion

Journal

12 Feb 2018

This edition includes contributions on issues at the heart of the new government’s policy agenda, commencing with three future-focused issues: the implications of the digital revolution, the crucial role of technology platforms in economic development, and recent efforts to enhance foresight in policy-making.

Journal article

12 Feb 2018

The digital revolution is unstoppable and irreversible. The speed, scope and pervasiveness of digital technologies is profound. Like every other technologydriven change, it has benefits and challenges.

Journal article

31 Jan 2018

This paper examines the potential benefits and pitfalls of mobile phones for accessing social services, particularly in response to gender-based violence, in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Research report

31 Jan 2018

This research suggests the single most effective strategy for achieving digital inclusion in Sarawak is to provide remote villages with reliable, affordable, publicly accessible internet infrastructure.

Discussion paper

25 Jan 2018

This issues paper looks at issues around the structure of the .au namespace, reserved or prohibited domain names, and eligibility for and allocation of domain names including what rules should apply to direct registration of .au domain names.

The auDA 2017 Policy Review Panel...

Report

19 Jan 2018

The Government is disappointed that after considering 191 submissions; holding 15 public hearings; receiving testimony from 179 witnesses; and undertaking three site visits, the Committee’s majority report and recommendations indicates a failure to understand the fundamentals of the NBN.

Research report

11 Dec 2017

Examines the ways in which digital technology has already changed children’s lives and life chances – and explores what the future may hold.

Research report

The State of the World’s Children 2017 Companion Report
11 Dec 2017

In June 2017, 490 children aged 10–18, from 26 different countries1 and speaking 24 official languages, participated in workshops held by UNICEF Country Offices and National Committees to share their views on how and why they use digital technologies in their everyday lives, as well...

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report contains useful data and compelling case studies from every state and territory, from public, school, special, academic and state libraries. It provides a colourful resource which libraries can use to explain how they are driving digital transformation in library management, collections, programs and...

Report

29 Nov 2017

This report covers key and useful metrics for analysing and understanding the Internet, grouped around three topic areas: access, trust and creative potential.

Research report

27 Nov 2017

At a time when our use of digital technologies is increasingly redefining aspects of our personal and professional lives, this report explores urgent questions about the nature of our rights now and into the future.

Working paper

24 Nov 2017

This paper builds on earlier work by exploring the rates of diffusion of information and communications technology for Indigenous Australians using data from the Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset 2006-2011.

Article

22 Nov 2017

With a third of the population living in regional Australia, a strong internet is required now more than ever to provide regional Australians with the same opportunities their metropolitan counterparts enjoy, argues Matthew Meagher.

Research report

A survey exploring the effect of social media and digital technology on Australians’ wellbeing
13 Nov 2017

Digital Me, is the latest in a series of surveys conducted by the Australian Psychological Society, to examine issues affecting the wellbeing of Australians.

Report

12 Nov 2017

This report shares useful insights for individuals, families and organisations about what can be done today to shape a positive future of work for all Australians.

Research report

7 Nov 2017

The results of the 2017 online copyright infringement survey show that Australians are embracing streaming services and are more willing to pay for online content.

Draft report

30 Oct 2017

This ACCC draft report for the communications sector market study includes the draft findings, proposed recommendations and proposed actions, in relation to a number of communications services across the retail and wholesale supply chain.

Annual Report

20 Oct 2017

This report outlines the operations and performance of the Department of Communications and the Arts for the financial year ended 30 June 2017. It has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Annual Report

17 Oct 2017

This report includes the 2016–17 annual reports for the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

Discussion paper

5 Oct 2017

The development of an implementation policy for Direct Registration will allow Australian internet users the choice to register a domain name directly before the dot in .au - for example, yourname.au