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.


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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...

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Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Think of convergence like this: A few years ago we watched TV in the lounge; maybe listened to radio in a bedroom, your newspaper arrived on the front steps, you talked to friends on the phone, and had a stack of video tapes on the shelf. Everything was neatly separated, not only in your house...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

New platforms offering new experiences and platforms for online interaction with consumers/ audiences.

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 the first truly converged...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

I have worked for almost 25 years in the field of copyright and I have seen many changes in the area over the years. But the widespread use of the Internet for the exchange of creative content online is proving one of the greatest challenges, and opportunities, for the existing copyright legal...

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...

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 and businesses within it....

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Historically, television and media content have generally been tied to specific distribution platforms or outlets. However, multiple new players and new forces are at work now driving significant changes. Four business models have been constructed in this paper, about current initiatives for...

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 the most common...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

The Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) is the largest infrastructure project ever proposed in Australia (NBN, 2010). Its Fibre to the Home open access network will see a new generation of telecommunications services providing the basis for technologies and services to be combined. Homes...

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...

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...

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...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

Media use is part of everyday life. Audience theory tells us media is social. It is understood through interpretation and interaction. Audiences draw on their own personal experiences, histories and identities in generating meaning out of television content. This presentation looks at general...

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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 efficiency...

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14 Nov 2011

The United Kingdom phone hacking controversy centred upon the now defunct British tabloid News of the World became the catalyst for renewed discussion in Australia about whether we need a new private right of action for invasion of privacy protection. The Minister for Privacy and Freedom of...

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14 Nov 2011

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of quotas for Australian programs on television. The 1961 quotas gave practical effect to a legislated general obligation of stations to employ 'Australians, as far as is possible, in the production and presentation of programs' (...

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...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

This paper assesses some of the characteristics of the relationship between social innovation and the evolving digital economy. It is based on a study of several not-for-profit organisations, who, as part of their operation, have implemented Web 2.0 solutions utilising resources made available...

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14 Nov 2011

In 2011, three digital media giants, Amazon, Google and Apple, launched music locker services. The timing of the launches was curious, given that the decision of a United States district court case on music locker service Mp3tunes.com was still pending1 and the same court had previously ruled...