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Working paper

17 Nov 2017

Technology, globalisation, and digitalisation are having a tremendous impact on education, employment, family, and migration globally. Termed the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, the digital revolution consists of developments in information technologies combined with robotisation, automation of...

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16 Nov 2017

Data-driven innovation has allowed consumers to search for better products and deals instantaneously and allows providers to price discriminate based on minute-by-minute demand analysis, but it also creates opportunities for collusion.

In response to tech development, the ACCC now has a...

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12 Nov 2017

Creating a positive future of work is perhaps the single most important issue we face as a society. Australia’s future prosperity relies on all of us preparing for what is likely to be a very different world of jobs ahead.

Accelerating technology and social shifts are driving massive...

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08 Nov 2017

Small countries at the far end of the world cannot afford to lag in technological adaptation, which requires flexible and enabling regulatory environments.

In some areas, New Zealand’s approach is laudable. When Rocket Lab, an aerospace...

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07 Nov 2017

Safety scandals in Australian hospitals are depressingly frequent. They stimulate special reports and an immediate flurry of action. The tragedy is that these safety incidents occur despite reporting, governance and oversight mechanisms that – if they were working properly –...

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Evaluation

01 Nov 2017

This report presents findings from a mixed methods study involving qualitative interviews and a heuristic analysis of the Horticulture Industry Network’s (HIN’s) website. Interviews were conducted with key stakeholders in January 2017 to explore participants...

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Book

28 Oct 2017

This book explores creative interdisciplinary and potentially transformative solutions to the current stalemate in contemporary water policy design. A more open policy conversation about water than exists at present is proposed – one that provides a space for the role of the imagination and is...

Research report

26 Oct 2017

Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) is an observatory orbiting Earth and mapping its soil moisture content and freeze/thaw state. Moisture in the topsoil (top 5cm) is measured via radar and radiometer on the observatory, while freeze/thaw state is measured via radar. Radio waves are beamed down...

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Journal article

25 Oct 2017

INTRODUCTION 

Graduate students sometimes express consternation about whether the presence of their dissertation in an open access institutional repository (IR) will harm their chances of being able to publish the manuscript as a book. Several studies have addressed the question from...

Research report

25 Oct 2017

Many factors that contribute to our health and well-being as New Zealanders are threatened by climate change. These include direct effects such as increased exposure to heat waves and weather events but also indirect effects, such as reduced water safety or challenges to our mental health....

Website

23 Oct 2017

The UK-SCL is an open access policy mechanism which ensures researchers can retain re-use rights in their own work, they retain copyright and they retain the freedom to publish in the journal of their choice.

Re-use rights retention enables early public communication of research...

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23 Oct 2017

Recent years have seen the introduction of police body-worn cameras (BWCs) in many countries. Despite the costs involved in purchasing equipment and storing the large amounts of data generated, there is a dearth of evidence to support their mainstream use as part of law enforcement activities....

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23 Oct 2017

Surveillance technologies have been playing an increasingly important role in crime prevention and detection, particularly with costeffective improvements in resolution and mobility. There remains mixed evidence on the effectiveness of this technology for deterrence and detection and whether use...

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Audio program

22 Oct 2017

5G is the next generation of mobile network and it's currently being trialled in Australia. It's due to be rolled out in 2020, and a new report by Deloitte says it’s more than “just the next mobile upgrade”.

It will deliver faster speeds than...

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Website

20 Oct 2017

Stronger and clearer safety rules governing the flying of drones have been introduced by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

The new rules will better protect people and aircraft from drones.  They focus on the operation of recreational drones.

The drone safety rules have been...

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Annual Report

20 Oct 2017

Note that figures in tables and in the text of this report may be rounded. Figures in the text are generally rounded to one decimal place, while those in tables are generally rounded to the nearest thousand. Discrepancies in tables between totals and sums of components are due to rounding....

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19 Oct 2017

Theme 1: The information environment will not improve: The problem is human nature
Theme 2: The information environment will not improve because technology will create new challenges that can’t or won’t be countered effectively and at scale
Theme 3: The information environment will...

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19 Oct 2017

Research information management (RIM) is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about research and is emerging as an area of increasing interest and relevance in many university libraries. RIM intersects with many aspects of traditional library services in discovery,...

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18 Oct 2017

On 13 June 2017, the Senate referred the following matters to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report.

(a) the participation of Australians in online poker;

(b) the nature and extent of any personal or social harms and benefits...

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17 Oct 2017

5G is the next generation of mobile networks. More than an upgrade, 5G will complement the broader network ecosystem, working with the latest mobile networks, and broadband infrastructure to create more seamless connectivity.

Every previous generation of mobile telecommunications networks...

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