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Research report

1 Aug 2017

The ADII has been created 
to measure the level of digital inclusion across the Australian population and to monitor this level over time. Using data collected by Roy Morgan Research, the ADII has been developed through a collaborative partnership between RMIT University, Swinburne University of...

Research report

28 Oct 2015

The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Annual report 2014–15 offers an in-depth look at the various changes in the ways the ACMA has been working with industry and consumers to deliver strong outcomes and best practice in telecommunication services and relevant consumer protections, spectrum management...

Research report

1 Jun 2015

New survey results indicate that marketers are misrepresenting a large majority of Americans by claiming that Americans give out information about themselves as a tradeoff for benefits they receive. To the contrary, the survey reveals most Americans do not believe that ‘data for discounts’ is...



19 May 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had access to a seamless flow of information via the internet. Whether you worked in a metropolitan area or a remote farming region, the software or data needed to keep your business running efficiently could be downloaded quickly and...

Research report

18 May 2015


The Australian commercial free-to-air television industry plays a critical role in the Australian media ecosystem.

The industry generates $3.2bn per annum of economic surplus, due in large part to the fact that it is delivered to viewers for free, but also...

Discussion paper

28 Apr 2015

Australian government recently passed a bill on a new data retention plan that obliges telecommunications providers to keep customers' communications metadata for two years in order to provide national law enforcement and security agencies with resources necessary for fighting cyber crime. In this white paper,...

Research report

27 Mar 2015

Nearly all adult Australians now go online, and we’re getting digital in a range of ways—from social and work interactions to business transactions and shopping, according to new ACMA research. Australians’ digital lives, the first of two complementary reports in the ACMA Communications report 2013–14...

Audio program

16 Nov 2014

Imagine a city where everything from the cars to the street lights to the traffic bridges are connected. Where censors and beacons pepper the urban environment.

Imagine a city where all of those internet-connected objects are networked, giving the metropolis a second layer of...

Research report

12 Jun 2014

The internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and regional NMC Technology Outlooks are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the...

Research report

29 May 2014

Millions of older Australians are joining the social media revolution for the first time, according to the fourth annual snapshot of social media.

The 2014 Yellow™ Social Media Report revealed a wave of Australians aged 50-64 and 65+ have joined the online conversation. Some...

Research report

21 May 2014

The 2014 NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education: A Horizon Project Regional Report reflects a collaborative research effort between the NMC and Open Universities Australia to help inform Australian education leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in tertiary...



20 Nov 2013

WHEN WikiLeaks published the August 2013 draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement’s chapter on intellectual property earlier this month, it was the first time anyone outside an inner sanctum of negotiators had seen any of the text since a previous leak in early 2011 (except,...



11 Nov 2013

I AM writing this review on a plane. Everybody around me is immersed in the tiny screens on the back of the seats in front of them. Some are watching movies and TV shows; others are playing games. All of them are consumers of what...

Research report

7 Nov 2013

The National Broadband Network (NBN) will deliver a comprehensive upgrade to Australia’s national broadband infrastructure. This will be of profound importance to Australia’s long-term productivity agenda.

This paper, commissioned by Vodafone Australia, assesses new opportunities for the NBN. In particular, we examine how the...



31 Oct 2013

IT REALLY is going to happen. We are going to turn off the television. On 3 December, Sydney’s analogue TV transmitters will be switched off. A week later, the ones serving Melbourne and remote central and eastern Australia will be closed and analogue TV in...

Conference paper

23 Oct 2013

This paper explores the contexts and motivations that underpin the uptake of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). The findings are drawn from a mixed-methods research study of households using surveys and interviews conducted in 2011 and 2012 in an early release site of the NBN...

Journal article

13 Oct 2013

Abstract: Qualitative research into the everyday information-seeking practices of eight diverse households in the City of Melbourne, Australia permitted insights into the variability in dynamics around information practices. The current study combines an information practice approach to information-seeking with finer detail on use of the...

Research report

26 Aug 2013

Some 70% of American adults have a high-speed broadband connection at home; an additional 10% of Americans lack home broadband but do own a smartphone. And 20% of Americans have neither a home broadband connection nor a smartphone.

As of May 2013, 70% of...


1 Aug 2013

Introduction: Broadband is described as essential civic infrastructure of the twenty-first century, yet Australian local authorities have taken few initiatives to provide it as a local public good, similar to physical facilities and community services. This situation contrasts with local initiatives in many other...

Research report

1 Mar 2013

New research from the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University has found that 82% of households in the NBN first release site of Brunswick, Victoria, think the NBN is a good idea.

The study, Broadbanding Brunswick: High-speed Broadband and Household Media Ecologies,...