Australians have embraced data-intensive applications, such as video-on-demand (VOD) services. Households now reasonably expect that they will be able to use these applications on demand, at any time of day— and, by implication, that infrastructure, networks and services will have the capacity to deliver this....
This report details findings of the Curtin University Teaching Innovation funded project Internet of Things (IoT) Education: Implications for Students with Disabilities. This project aimed to provide insight into both the potential risks and benefits of the IoT for tertiary students with disabilities, particularly in...
The Digital Built Australia policy primer outlines a suite of policy recommendations for building greater productivity within the construction sector and accelerating the reduction of built environment related greenhouse gas emissions through the greater adoption of technology and data solutions.
The policy document proposes...
This report is designed to help the industry understand its audience, and to inform anyone interested in the place that screen stories have in a modern, online Australia.
Examines the ways in which digital technology has already changed children’s lives and life chances – and explores what the future may hold.
This report covers key and useful metrics for analysing and understanding the Internet, grouped around three topic areas: access, trust and creative potential.
This report includes the 2016–17 annual reports for the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
The 2017 Australian Digital Inclusion Index provides the most comprehensive picture of Australia’s online participation to date.
A fall in the proportion of Australian internet users accessing unlawful content online and a rise in the uptake of streaming services are the key findings of the 2016 online copyright infringement survey.
The results of Australia’s second survey of online copyright infringement, showed...
This report by the Bureau of Communications Research provides an overview of the communications sector’s impact and influence as a critical enabler of economic and social activity in Australia.
The report discusses three main developments that are affecting the sector, including the merging of...
In under twenty years communication tools and the internet have been central to changing the way we live and work. This infographic looks back at how our use of communication technology has changed since 1998.
This policy focuses on how to improve the migration process for customers and minimise disruption to their national broadband network (NBN) services. It also identifies people who may need extra support to migrate before the disconnection date. It features a statement and framework that set...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Provides analysis of the costs and benefits of increased access to very high‐speed broadband, arguing that while there are net benefits to that increased access, they will only be realised by efficient investment, operation and pricing.
This report presents the results...