University of Canberra


Privacy and the internet: Australian attitudes towards privacy in the online environment

Most people will say that privacy matters to them, but like so many social issues, it is a state which is hard to define, as it is an intensely personal interpretation. The continued rise of the Internet and related mobile technologies will test our understanding...

Regional Wellbeing Survey 2013

The wellbeing of people living in rural and regional areas of Australia is influenced by numerous factors, many of which are different to those experienced by people living in cities. Things like drought, floods, changing environmental health, new industries, changing land uses and migration of...

The knowledge city index: a tale of 25 cities in Australia 2017

How will the changing nature of work and the transformation enabled by new technologies and the knowledge economy play out in Australia? To better understand these impacts on our cities and inform our policy and planning responses, this report builds a knowledge cities index (KCI)...
Conference paper

#Democracy: Towards a Conceptual Framework for an Empirical Study of Political Conversations on Twitter

This paper seeks to establish a set of concepts to help frame an empirical analysis of the relationship between internet communication technologies and political discourses. It discusses theoretical and methodological issues relating to established frameworks for investigating the role that these technologies play in politics.
Conference paper

Public Connection with Local Government: Desires and Frustrations of Articulating Local Issues

This paper provides an empirical account of public participation within an Australian local government context. It seeks to determine the ways civic discourse is articulated and how (if at all) this facilitates civic connection with local government. Through in-depth interviews and focus groups with local...