Internet access

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Home internet
Internet adoption
Internet speed
Internet use


Report

Digital lives of Australians 2022

This report is the second in an ongoing longitudinal study by auDA. The study provides an in-depth exploration into the online experiences of Australians to understand what they value, their most significant challenges and identify opportunities that will support improvements in online outcomes for Australians.
Working paper

Does faster internet increase exports? Evidence from New Zealand

This paper explores the relationship between adoption of ultra-fast broadband (UFB) and the export propensity of New Zealand firms.
Report

Freedom on the net 2022

This year's Freedom on the Net report finds that global internet freedom declined for the 12th consecutive year in 2022, and governments are on a campaign to divide the open internet into a patchwork of repressive enclaves.
Report

‘How bad should it be before I tell someone?’

This report starts with an overview of the online activities of people with intellectual disability. It then examines their understanding and experiences of online abuse. Finally, it explores their information and support needs, and identifies guiding principles for resource development.
Working paper

Boosting productivity in New Zealand by unleashing digitalisation

This paper overviews structural reforms that promote the diffusion of digital technologies and investment in intangible capital that maximises the potential of these technologies in New Zealand.
Report

The two technospheres

The divergence of the Western and Chinese technospheres is a critical driver of cybersecurity concerns requiring the attention of both governments and the private sector around the world. This report provides a set of recommendations for action to mitigate the growing cybersecurity risks posed by...
Report

Mind the gap: parental awareness of children’s exposure to risks online

This research explores the opportunities and risks that the internet presents for children in Australia. More than 3,500 young people aged 8 to 17, and their parents, were surveyed during August and September 2021.
Report

Digital lives of Australians 2021

Researchers sought feedback from more than 1,500 Australian consumers and more than 400 small business owners about their online needs and challenges. The research found that most consumers feel that the Internet has a positive impact on their lives. However, the research also found consumers...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Anthony Albanese says Australia has slipped to 59th in the world for average broadband speeds since the Coalition took office.

Anthony Albanese says Australia has slipped to 59th in the world for average broadband speeds since the Coalition took office. Verdict: Mr Albanese's claim checks out.
Policy report

China’s cyber vision

This report provides a primer on the roots of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) within China’s policy system, and sheds light on the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) intentions to use cyberspace as a tool for shaping discourse domestically and internationally.
Report

Digital inclusion in Western Australia: what we heard

This report highlights key findings from the Western Australian government's community consultation on a draft Digital Inclusion Blueprint.
Journal article

Cross-sectional study on health literacy and internet accessibility among patients with DM in Gansu, China

Objective: To determine the relationship between the health literacy of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and the accessibility of internet surfing for information concerning DM. Methods: A multistage stratified sampling method was utilized to conduct a questionnaire survey on DM health literacy and internet accessibility...

Policy report

Future proof: connecting post-pandemic Canada

Digital information has emerged as the prime mover of economies and societies. With the right set of policies and programs, this paper argues that Canada can have the digital connectivity infrastructure it needs to fully support an inclusive society and competitive economy far into the...
Literature review

Improve Your Play - intervention design and evaluation: literature review

Delivered by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, and funded by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, Improve Your Play (IYP) is an innovative project promoting respectful online interactions. This document provides a research evidence base for the development of the IYP project.
Report

The Internet shutdowns

Government-imposed internet shutdowns are on the rise globally, with devastating impacts on affected communities. This document highlights some of the countries that are regularly implementing internet blackouts.
Report

Digital access brief

This short report explores New Zealand student's access to digital devices such as laptops and smartphones, access to the internet, and access to devices in private.
Report

Digital nation Australia 2021

The digital divide is a significant issue in modern Australia, particularly with the rapid pace of digitisation brought forward by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report brings together the latest research and insights from government, community and academia to help build understanding of the digital inclusion...
Report

The state of the online nation

This study explores online safety in New Zealand. Participants represented the New Zealand population in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion and region.
Report

Growing up with porn: insights from young New Zealanders

The research provides an in-depth understanding of young people’s experiences with porn and the impact this may have on relationships.
Report

Securing the subsea network: a primer for policymakers

This guide for policymakers describes subsea cables' essential functions, planning processes and common threats. It also outlines the economic and strategic interests at stake, and offers some recommendations for protecting America's centrality in subsea networks.