This year, the ACCC will focus on consumer issues in broadband services and energy, competition in the financial services and commercial construction sectors, systemic consumer guarantee issues, and conduct that may contravene the new misuse of market power and concerted practices provisions.
Data and analytics are transforming the global economy and the public and private sectors in Australia need to have a greater focus on the workforce, security and ethical implications, according to CEDA’s 2018 economic and political overview.
This survey of 385 not for profit organisations identified a significant under-investment in IT, with many organisations using systems that aren’t working well enough to provide efficient services.
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.
As news organisations battle charges of 'fake news' and face low levels of trust from a skeptical public, this study suggests that news outlets still play the largest role in content that gets shared on Twitter, at least when it comes to one contentious issue...
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...
Regulators around the world are looking for ways to maintain flexibility in radiocommunications licensing while giving investors some certainty about spectrum tenure. One of the issues raised in this context is the duration of licenses. All things being equal, a longer license provides more certainty....
Pew Research Center surveys have found that online harassment is a common phenomenon in the digital lives of many Americans, and that a majority of Americans feel harassment online is a major problem. Even so, there is considerable debate over what online harassment actually means...
The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of Medicare electronic claiming arrangements, including an assessment of the extent to which claiming and processing efficiencies for the Government, health professionals and Medicare customers have been achieved.
The technology, media and entertainment, and telecommunications ecosystem remains as fascinating as ever in 2018. Will augmented reality become mainstream? How will machine learning affect the enterprise? What's the future of the smartphone? This predictions report provides insight into transformation and growth opportunities over the...
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.
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.
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.
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.
5G is an improved mobile network technology that will open up more flexibility and use cases for a broader range of industries. Deloitte Access Economics has analysed the benefits and impacts of 5G for the Australian Mobile and Telecommunications Association (AMTA).
5G is the next step in the evolution of mobile wireless communications technology. This paper outlines the immediate actions for the federal government to take that will support the timely rollout of 5G in Australia.
Many consider Airbnb as one of the most disruptive developments in tourism over the past decade. This BCEC feature report looks at the rapid growth of the sharing economy in recent years and how it has challenged traditional economies in many countries around the globe....
The committee notes that it is conducting a 'live' inquiry about the rollout of the NBN. As this report is being tabled, NBN infrastructure is being constructed and NBN customers are choosing plans from their Retail Service Providers (RSPs).