Digital communications--Social aspects

Audio interview

06 Jun 2017

In the wake of terrorist attacks in London, Manchester — and now Melbourne's shooting and siege — social media and online messaging sites are being called on to do more to crack down on online extremists.

Malcolm Turnbull has joined with British Prime Minister Theresa May in accusing...

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Audio program

25 Mar 2017

Twitter is considering a paid subscription service for some of its high-level users.

The service would help businesses retain a greater control over their social media presence, and give them more access to users' habits.

It's been a free platform for eleven years, so who would pay...

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Research report

15 Feb 2017

Due to increases in life expectancy we are now facing what could be the longest ever retirement period in history. With this welcome trend comes new challenges, such as the need to meet increased demand for health and aged care services at a time when the ratio of working aged people to retired...

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Research report

25 Jan 2017

In 2016 the first Australian Digital Inclusion Index was released, recognising the enormous role access to and engagement with digital technology and the internet plays in facilitating the economic and social inclusion of Australians in economic, social, cultural and civic life. The index...

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Research report

10 Jan 2017

New technologies have changed the types of data that are routinely collected about citizens on a daily basis. For example, smart devices collect location and communication data, and fitness trackers and medical devices capture physiological and other data. As technology changes, new portable and...

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Research report

06 Dec 2016

The purpose of this research is to examine the complex interplay on the Internet between the right to freedom of expression (and information), transparency, and the right to privacy, which is further complicated by the competing interests of stateholders including the State, Internet users, ICT...

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Commentary

Article

18 Nov 2016

The extraordinary growth of the mobile internet carries the promise of a more inclusive digital economy, accessible to everyone with a cheap smartphone. A low-cost, mobile internet could reconfigure the provision of health and education, open new economic opportunities, and expand cultural,...

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Commentary

Article

13 Oct 2016

Once upon a time different political perspectives were provided to the public by media reporting, often through their own painstaking research.

If an issue gained attention, several perspectives might compete to inform and shape public opinion. It often took decades for issues to make the...

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Commentary

Article

15 Sep 2016

Recent discussion about freedom of speech in Australia has focused almost exclusively on Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. For some politicians and commentators, 18C is the greatest challenge to freedom of speech in Australia and the reform or repeal of this section will reinstate...

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Discussion paper

05 Sep 2016

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has commenced a market study to examine a range of interrelated matters that have been raised by the industry that may affect the development of competition and efficiency in communications markets over the next five years or thereabouts...

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Strategy

31 Aug 2016

The Corporate Plan 2016–20 sets our course for the future, identifying our purpose, values, operating environment, strategic priorities, capability and risk oversight and management.

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Research report

17 Aug 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are under-serviced by digital technologies, with indigenous Australians being 69% less likely than non-indigenous people to have any Internet connection and are about half as likely to have broadband access. This 'digital divide' contributes to...

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Research report

11 Aug 2016

The Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (ACFT) is a group of 22 government regulatory agencies and departments in Australia and New Zealand. It works with private sector, community and non-government partners to prevent fraud. The ACFT has run a range of fraud prevention and awareness-raising...

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Video lecture/presentation

Video interview

04 Aug 2016

The rise of citizen journalism offers alternative views to officially recorded history in every tweet, blog and photo. Why is it so important for libraries to preserve Facebook, Twitter and other online conversations? How would our world today be understood 100 years from now if these millions...

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Commentary

Article

27 Jul 2016

A recent study has found that women experienced a wide range of types of online harassment including: unwanted contact, trolling, character assassinations, cyberbullying, sexual harassment and threats of physical violence, rape and death.

Of the women who completed the survey, 52% had...

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Research report

30 Jun 2016

The importance of digital access for homeless young Australians is well recognised: for staying healthy and safe, to move beyond homelessness and to socially connect and participate. A mobile phone and access to the internet provides a way to access emergency services, service information and...

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Discussion paper

29 Jun 2016

What are politicians saying at this Federal election in relation to seniors from multicultural backgrounds?

As part of The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria’s (ECCV) policy advocacy on behalf of seniors from non-English speaking backgrounds, ECCV wrote letters to the Greens,...

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Manifesto

20 Jun 2016

The Australian Computer Society, – the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector – has released its Federal Election Manifesto, identifying five key policy areas that must be addressed if Australia is to secure its economic future in the information age.

1. Digital...

Commentary

Article

16 Jun 2016

A complacent government could easily adopt a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the effects of technology on our economy, but a report from the Productivity Commission advocates what governments need to do to confront digital disruption - get out of its way, writes Jim Minifie.

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Blog post

Essay

17 May 2016

This essay was a finalist in the 3rd Annual Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition [2016] which asked “In the digital era, whose voices are being heard?” This competition honours the work and writings of Professor Mooney and draws public attention to the topic he was most passionate about:...

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