Communications Policy and Research Forum (CPRF)

This collection contains resources from two conferences: the Communications Policy and Research Forum, facilitated by Network Insight Institute from 2007-11; and the Emerging Issues in Communication Research & Policy Conference in 2013 & 2016 hosted by the News & Media Research Centre, University of Canberra. The collection of papers from these events is supported by the N&MRC as part of the APO ARC Linked Data II Project. The 2016 Emerging Issues conference took place in Sydney on 2-3 November 2016.  Subtitled Engaging Innovation, the conference continues to promote policy discussion and research findings for a broad community of interest including academic researchers, policy makers, and professional and industry practitioners.

Communications Policy and Research Forum (CPRF)

Research report

30 Nov 2016

This monograph provides a detailed summary of how Australian firms report their financial performance. While applicable standards within Generally Accepted Accounting principles (GAAP) have increasingly restricted the ability to exclude certain components from the calculation of periodic income, we observe a consistent growth in the...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

IPAF are a not for profit organisation funded by a broad alliance of businesses and organisations involved in the film and TV industry in Australia. Our purpose is to raise awareness of the cultural, creative and economic value of the Australian industry and the people...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

This paper discusses the potentially looming 'digital participation gap' in Australia, if concerted efforts are not commenced soon to make certain that poor, remote and vulnerable communities in Australia are not actively included in the fast internet roll-out.

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

In the last 15 years the Australian economy has been transformed by the internet. The vast majority of homes now have broadband. There are more mobile phones in Australia than there are Australians. A rapidly increasing number of mobile devices support data services. Email is...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Among the many dimensions of digital media literacy, this study aims to look at the aspect of 'device literacy'. Digital media literacy can be defined as the ability to access, understand and create content using digital media. It is a multi-dimensional concept consisting of various...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Since the 1980s the promotion of competition and the attendant concept of efficiency have been central tenets of public policy. These concepts have been applied increasingly with little understanding of their significance and meaning. This paper addresses the implications for competition policy of the transformation...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Media use is often implicated in debates about how young people should use their time for optimal benefit. In the child development literature and in more popular discourses, media use, and particularly television viewing, has long been associated with a number of serious social problems,...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

This presentation explores the role of online media in the journey that an audience member takes when they attend an arts event. It identifies the key opportunities for arts organisations to maximise value from online media.

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

The trans-Pacific communication and press networks established during the war had permanently fractured the imperial communication and press systems of the pre-war years. Imperial perspectives on communication policy remained influential after the war83 and the British Commonwealth continued to play a major role on the...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

This paper draws on the work of the 'EU Kids Online' network funded by the EC (DG Information Society) Safer Internet plus Programme (project code SIP-KEP-321803); see www.eukidsonline.net , and addresses Australian children's online activities in terms of risk, harm and opportunity. In particular, it...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

The participation of the community broadcasting sector in the development of digital radio provides a potentially valuable opportunity for non-market, end user-driven experimentation in the development of these new services in Australia. However this development path is constrained by various factors, some of which are...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Microeconomic reform is often dated to the 1980s and occasionally to the mid 1970s picking up important reforms from the Whitlam era. A key phase in this reform period was the corporatisation of Government Business Enterprises (GBEs) which commenced from about 1985. These reforms had...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

This paper will give an overview of how refugees' technology use has previously been studied. It will further demonstrate how the recent Mind the Gap project funded by ACCAN is a pioneering piece of research that provides insight into a marginalised group of technology consumers...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

There are several trends globally that are guiding society to re-examine the way in which we address our energy, communication, and transportation needs. These factors include the increased costs associated with fossil fuels in energy production and transportation, together with recent international trauma from nuclear...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Central to discussions about NBN-enabled applications and services is the concept of online collaboration. This paper positions the software tool Adobe Connect, one of a suite of web services provided by the Adobe technology company, within the NBN-enabled services paradigm, and reports on the way...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

This paper examines the role of information and communication technology (ICT) policies in shaping the participatory nature of local e-government. It suggests that civic involvement through e-government practices requires a combination of direct and indirect ICT policies (Cohen, van Geenhuizen and Nijkamp, 2005). Direct policies...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

This paper approached the audience through the lens of feature film audience testing. My main focus is test or preview screenings, whereby a selected audience views a film prior to its release, at various stages of completion. These are sometimes known as production screenings because...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

The Arthritis Map is a useful tool for people living with musculoskeletal conditions, health professionals, researchers, service providers and policy makers. It presents data in an efficient and easy-to-use format to improve prevention, self-management and service navigation. By providing indicators for service delivery needs across...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

This paper explores the evolution and landscape of the App, what governs and regulates the App and the App market now, what might be missing and explore some possible future outcomes and thoughts for the current convergence review. It considers the question, Is the App...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is probably the most important Australian public infrastructure project we will see in our lifetime. It offers huge potential social & economic benefits, and a future-proof technology: optical fibre to the premises (FTTP), with a working lifetime of 30 to...