Engineering and technology sciences

Roadmap to deliver one million tech jobs

This strategy details three goals for the tech sector in Australia: employ 1 million people in tech-related jobs by 2025, and 1.2 million by 2030; contribute $250bn to GDP from tech-related activity by 2030; make Australia the best place to start and scale a company...

The Grattan car plan: practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities

Australia needs to switch to electric cars to cut carbon emissions, but we also need to ensure we don’t become more dependent on cars as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to this Grattan Institute report.

Canada and the digitalization of money

In August 2021, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Bennett Jones LLP hosted a virtual workshop with international and Canadian experts from the public and private sectors and from academia on the theme of Canada and the digitalization of money. This conference report shares...

Ransomware action plan

This document outlines the capabilities and powers that Australia will use to combat ransomware, seeks feedback on other regulatory reforms or voluntary incentives needed to promote the cyber security resilience of our digital economy, and provides information on where victims can go for help.​
Policy report

Australia’s digital future: a nation of users or leaders?

Australia risks dropping behind the world’s top technologically-driven nations without a stronger investment in digital technology-based research, innovation and workers, according to this summary for policy-makers.
Journal article

DRAT: Data risk assessment tool for university–industry collaborations

To facilitate a more consistent approach toward releasing asset-related data, researchers have developed a data risk assessment tool (DRAT). This paper describes the design of the DRAT tool and demonstrates its use on case studies provided by engineering asset management (EAM) owners for past research...

Diabetes technology in Australia: scoping report

The availability and access of technology for managing diabetes has changed. This scoping report describes the current data gaps and currently available data sources for monitoring the use of technology (devices) for the management of diabetes. The report also briefly outlines the approval, access and...
Discussion paper

Government’s forced rollout of facial recognition for home quarantine needs strict limits and protections

This paper argues that as state governments begin trialling home quarantine programs, they need to take active steps to ensure they are not crossing a new frontier in the surveillance of citizens by using facial recognition technology.

Building data capacity in the not-for-profit sector: interim report

The preliminary findings presented in this interim report explore the features of data transformation among representatives of the Australian not-for profit (NFP) sector. This report draws on interviews with representatives from Australian NFP organisations and 13 workshop participants at the Infoxchange Group 'Connecting Up' conference...
Briefing paper

Screen time: the effects on children’s emotional, social, and cognitive development

The document explores the evidence on how screen time affects children’s socio-emotional and cognitive development.