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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

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...

Conference paper

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...

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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...

Conference paper

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...

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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...

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.

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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...

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14 Nov 2011

The 'baby boomers' are those who were born in the two decades since the end of the Second World War and in their diverse ways have grappled with the evolution of computers, the Internet and mobile phone. The market demand of those born from the 1990's onwards has driven these technologies in...

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

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 skills and...

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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 they focus...

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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,...

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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...

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...

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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 about which...

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.