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Australia in the digital economy: Online participation

Age is the most significant driver of internet use in the home, according to an new Australian Communications and Media Authority report. The report indicates that nearly three out of four people (specifically, 73 per cent) have a home internet connection and 87 per cent...
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A new ranking of the world's most innovative countries

While emerging markets are moving up the global innovation index, Japan and Switzerland remain first and second respectively in the league table. This ranking compares 82 countries by their innovativeness and looks at the factors that bring this about. China is climbing up the world...
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The capacity of Indigenous community housing organisations

Remote location, inadequate governance procedures and lack of economies of scale undermine the organisational performance of indigenous community housing organisations. Authors: Karel Eringa, Frederick Spring, Mara West, Martin Anda, Paul Memmott and Stephen Long
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Ten ideas for policymakers to drive digital progress

This US article offers 10 guiding principals for creating technology policy that spurs and sustains digital progress. Innovators continue to find new ways to use information technology (IT) to make our lives better. Looking forward, IT will continue to be a critical component of solutions...
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The Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

The United Nations Durban Review Conference on Racism in Geneva in April 2009 is being held to review progress and assess the implementation of the 2001 Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA). Adopted by consensus at the 2001 World Conference against Racism (WCAR) in...
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India: beyond the sea wall - chronic neglect and Australia-India relations

This essay looks for an end to "neglect" in Australia-India relations and finds the usual reversion to cricket metaphors - talk of "dropped catches" in the games of diplomacy and trade - demonstrates an evident lack of understanding within Australian institutions of the vast changes...
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Global economic crisis

This UK report pulls together the key findings from a series of recent research reports which explore the potential impacts of the current economic crisis on developing countries. Much of the developing world is now beginning to suffer the impacts of the global economic crisis...
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Digital tracker report on quarter 1, 2009

The Digital Tracker Survey measures the national uptake of digital television and Australians' awareness and attitudes towards the switchover to digital TV. In September 2008, the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) commissioned Newspoll to undertake research into digital take-up in Australian...
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PISA 2003 Australia: ICT use and familiarity at school and home

This report describes Australian students’ access to and use of computers, raising serious equity issues in the process. It uses results from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 to examine how extensive access to ICT is in schools, homes and other places...
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The reporting of sports news and the emergence of digital media

The government should take into account the opportunities and challenges presented by digital media to sports organisations' current and future revenue prospects and options, according to this report, which recommends that the current Crawford review of sports pay particular attention to the capacity of sports...