Now is a critical time. Australia is on a pathway towards becoming a leading digital economy. There is widespread recognition that we should walk this path while upholding human rights and responding to ethical risks. This report aims to help Australia meet this challenge.
Australia should pursue innovation that holds true to our liberal democratic values. This means we should approach new and emerging technologies by being consultative, inclusive and accountable, with robust human rights safeguards.
This report provides a roadmap for how Australia should protect and promote human rights in a time of unprecedented change in how we develop and use new technologies.
The recommendations in this report are informed by the Commission’s expertise, our research and extensive public consultation with the community, government, industry and academia.