The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) brings together universities, industry, government, and the community to support the development of responsible, ethical and inclusive automated decision-making. ADM+S draws on the humanities, social and technological sciences. Our research is designed to expand...
Diversity, dignity, equity and best practice: a framework for supported decision-making
This research aims to understand the significance of supported decision-making to the lives of people with cognitive disabilities, identify its essential elements common to anyone with cognitive disabilities in any context, and locate key implementation issues.
Guilty corporate minds: regulating corporate (mis) conduct
Enforcing good company behaviours and punishing corporate wrongdoings using laws designed to assess the intentions of individuals is fraught because corporate entities do not have minds. ‘Systems Intentionality’ seeks to offer a new, and workable, way to assess the intentions of a corporation.
Using real-time indicators for economic decision-making in government
This paper reviews the elements that contributed to successes in using real-time data during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the challenges faced during this period, with a view to distilling some lessons for future use in government.
Growing up making decisions
Becky Rowe, Brittney Wilson, Brooke Canham, Liz Hudson, Ilan Katz, Rosemary Kayess, Karen R. Fisher
This study seeks to build understanding about how young people with cognitive impairment can be supported to develop skills to express their will and preferences and make decisions. The project identifies the policy, organisational arrangements and practices that respect and support the evolving capacity of...
The human rights roadmap: 40 ways to operationalise human rights in Victoria's mental health and wellbeing system
This report provides a suite of pragmatic recommendations that are intended to ensure that Victoria’s current and future mental health and wellbeing systems are based on a commitment to promote and uphold human rights, and to focus on the promotion of good mental health and...
Science for policy: the role of science in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management
This project investigated the role of science in the policy-making process in order to deepen understanding of the science-policy interface and the ways in which the scientific basis underpinning policy might be strengthened to better support good environmental decision-making.
Enhanced policy outcomes and community consultation through the accurate visualisation of complex urban systems
This study explores the use of system thinking design approaches to assist in the scoping and analyses of complex urban issues. The authors argue that these methods help establish more rigorous insights and offer a design methodology for more precise digital renders and 3D visualisations.
International students’ motivation to study abroad: an empirical study based on expectancy-value theory and self-determination theory
Push-pull theory, consumer decision-making models and rational choice theory are commonly used to explain international student mobility (ISM). Despite their merits, the individual’s motivation to study abroad is ignored. Based on two motivation theories—expectancy-value theory (EVT) and self-determination theory (SDT), this study examines whether students’...
Positioning Australia as a leader in digital economy regulation
The Digital Technology Taskforce has released this issues paper, seeking views on how Australia's regulatory settings and systems can maximise opportunities to enable and better facilitate the responsible use of new technologies, with a specific focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision making (ADM).
Considering human rights in decision making: evaluation of the introduction of structured-decision making framework in the Public Trustee Queensland
Since the 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, significant change has occurred in the provision of decision-making support for people with cognitive disabilities. This report evaluates the introduction of a Structured Decision-Making Framework by the Public Trustee Queensland (QPT) to...
Four leverage points to improve how Australia makes its future
This is a snapshot of the first Next25 Recoded report that explores and synthesises 50 deeply reflective, one-on-one interviews with established and emerging leaders from a diverse cross-section of the future-making system.
The new machinery of government: using machine technology in administrative decision-making
The NSW Government’s first digital strategy spoke of the need for government to be ‘digital by design’ and ‘digital by default'. This report is about the shift toward machine technologies, a term used for the broad range of digital and data enabled systems and processes...
Next25 Recoded: understanding and improving how Australia makes its future
This report is the first output from Recoded, Next25's ongoing research and engagement program that builds the knowledge and support required to drive action that improves how Australia makes its future.
Parental strategies that support adults with intellectual disabilities to explore decision preferences, constraints and consequences
This study is part of a program of research about the experiences of receiving decision support by adults with cognitive disabilities and of supporters in giving support.
Regulators’ experimentation toolkit: a guide to running regulatory experiments
This toolkit has been developed to provide regulators with a practical guide to identify, design, and carry out regulatory experiments.
Paternalism to empowerment: all in the eye of the beholder?
This article reports findings from the first set of qualitative data from a study aimed to further understand practices of decision support for people with cognitive disabilities and assess the impact of training supporters in an evidence-based practice framework.
Good practice in supported decision-making for people with disability: final report
Everyone has the right to make decisions. People with cognitive impairment may need additional support. This project reviewed existing research on supported decision-making and developed a Principles and Guide to best implement supported decision-making.
Natural language processing technologies in government: occasional paper
This research explores how emerging technologies could benefit regulatory decision-making. As a central feature, this paper considers technology applications that include ‘natural language processing’, a subset of artificial intelligence that analyses and processes text and speech.
Decision time: activating the rights of adults with cognitive disability
This report is a policy contribution relating to a number of matters that could enable Australia to better recognise and enliven the rights of people who, at times, need support with making decisions.
Review into bias in algorithmic decision-making: final report
This review focused on the use of algorithms in significant decisions about individuals. The review looks at the use of algorithmic decision-making in four sectors (policing, local government, financial services and recruitment) and makes cross-cutting recommendations that aim to help build the right systems so...
What matters to young Australians: exploring young people's perspectives from 2010-2018
This report presents findings from the first ever analysis of 27,814 'What Matters?' essays using a combination of text mining and manual thematic and discourse analysis.
Using artificial intelligence to make decisions: addressing the problem of algorithmic bias
This report explores how the problem of algorithmic bias can arise in decision making that uses artificial intelligence (AI). This problem can produce unfair and potentially unlawful decisions.
Combined choice: a modern method of democratic decision making
This paper is part of Demos’ work to build a different kind of democracy - an everyday democracy in which people are involved in the democratic process regularly and deeply, not once every few years with an 'X' in a box.
The role of artificial intelligence in regulatory decision-making
While there have been numerous reports on the need to regulate AI in the interests of the community, these and related new technologies also offer an opportunity for regulators to transform their internal processes.