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Mobile phones

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Journal article

Nomophobia: is the fear of being without a smartphone associated with problematic use?

Mobile phones are changing behaviour, relationships, communication and the dynamics of physical environments. This article aims to determine if 'nomophobia' (the fear of being without one’s mobile phone) can increase the likelihood of problematic dependent, prohibited and dangerous mobile phone use.
Report

Smartphones and equal access for people who are blind or have low vision

This research report finds that that while around 80 per cent of the country’s blind and low vision community own a smartphone, many users are finding limitations with the technology, such as general features being inaccessible or unaccommodating.
Report

Can voluntary apps reduce mobile phone use while driving?

This study investigates the potential use of voluntary apps through four empirical studies utilising both qualitative and quantitative methods – a driver acceptance assessment study, an expert-based risk assessment study, an online-based case-scenario analysis, and an in-vehicle study.
Journal article

Problematic use of mobile phones in Australia…is it getting worse?

This study investigates mobile phone use in Australia and its potential implications for road safety.
Journal article

Risk factors of mobile phone use while driving in Queensland: prevalence, attitudes, crash risk perception, and task-management strategies

This study investigates characteristics of usage, risk factors, compensatory strategies in use and characteristics of high-frequency offenders of mobile phone use while driving.
Conference paper

Digital landscape of women’s safety

In the context of increasingly digitised urban governance, this paper investigates the use of digital technology in the advocacy for women’s safety in the city.
Report

Use of mobile phones to buy and sell illicit drugs

This study explores how police detainees in Australia use mobile phones within the illicit drug market.
Audio podcast

Disconnect: Killswitch

When you live in a place with mobile phone reception you can switch off your device, but the network stays on. But what if you wanted the whole thing switched off? In some remote Australian communities, it can be.
Audio podcast

Disconnect: The dish

If you’ve driven through the Northern Territory lately you may have seen these structures, always in places where there is no mobile phone reception. No reception, that is, until you rest your phone on one of these bush hotspots.
Draft report

Domestic mobile terminating access service declaration inquiry: draft report

The ACCC has released this draft report for the mobile terminating access service declaration inquiry. The ACCC proposes to continue the declaration of voice mobile terminating access services for a further five years and remove the declaration of SMS mobile terminating access services.