Julian Thomas

First Name: Julian
Last Name: Thomas
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Currently ECP Director, Social Change at RMIT University.

Formerly a media and internet researcher and Director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research (SISR).

Twitter: @juliant09

14 March 2017

This paper considers a hitherto obscure aspect of the Northern Territory Intervention: the surveillance of publicly funded computers and internet use.

18 November 2016

Internet connections have surged in the region, but cost has re-emerged as a constraint for many users, writes Julian Thomas.

24 August 2016

The Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII) has been created to measure the level of digital inclusion across the Australian population, and to monitor this level over time.

7 June 2016

This book examines the reasons for the digital divide in remote communities, how broadband infrastructure can change life in such communities and sets out an evaluation of the 'Home Internet...

27 November 2015

While the Internet has done so much to make knowledge accessible, we still face numerous problems if we want to find, evaluate, access, understand and - most importantly - use, much of this...

30 October 2015

This survey data was provides an insight into how information and research produced by organsations on public interest issues is discovered, selected, catalogued and collected by libraries and...

Journal articlePreprint
29 October 2015

Digital collecting of public policy resources such as reports, discussion papers, evaluations and datasets is still very low in Australia and as a result users find it difficult and time consuming...

Audio lecture/presentation
15 September 2015

It’s called grey literature because it’s typically unregulated and beyond the scrutiny and control of the peer reviewed journals or public service processes. But is grey literature credible? Does...

1 June 2015

The first comprehensive study of internet adoption and use in Australia’s remote Aboriginal Communities.

4 January 2015

Explores Australia's evolving digital divide.