Communications

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Communications media
Communications policy
Mass communication
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Mapping the digital gap - background paper: project objectives, context and methods

The 'Mapping the Digital Gap' project involves working with remote First Nations communities to measure and track changes in digital inclusion levels and media use within each community over three years, from 2022–2024.
Policy report

Suppressing the truth and spreading lies

This report explores how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using a range of influence channels to shape, promote and suppress messages in the Solomon Islands information environment. Through an examination of CCP online influence in the aftermath of the Honiara riots in late 2021...
Report

Disability Gateway: process and outcomes evaluation report

This report outlines the findings from an independent evaluation of the Australian Department of Social Services' initial 12 months of the Disability Gateway service.
Report

Mapping the digital gap: Wujal Wujal, Queensland community outcomes report 2022

Based on 41 surveys and 21 interviews with residents and stakeholders, this report outlines the findings from an initial visit and highlights the current access and use of media, communications and online services and the digital inclusion challenges in Wujal Wujal and surrounding communities.
Report

Sexual harassment, aggression and violence victimisation among mobile dating app and website users in Australia

Mobile dating apps and websites are an increasingly popular and socially acceptable way of meeting people. This research reveals that there is an inherent risk associated with these platforms of being subjected to sexual harassment, aggression or violence, both online and in person.
Working paper

Accessible and inclusive public communication: panorama of practices from OECD countries

This working paper presents a range of practices and lessons learned about accessible and inclusive public communication in OECD member and partner countries, with a particular focus on persons with a disability.
Book

Six fact-checking lessons for kids

This book presents version 1.0 of educational resources created to develop fact-checking best practice in children aged 9–11. It can be used by teachers and teacher-librarians in schools, by parents who want to discuss information literacy with their children, or by children on their own.
Guide

Public health crisis management playbook for archives, libraries, and museums

This publication presents a set of guiding processes, resources and tools to aid cultural heritage institutions when planning for, navigating through, and recovering from a significant public health emergency. The playbook contains information for any library, archive or museum staff who will take part in...
Report

Manifesto for sex-positive social media

This publication sets out guiding principles that platforms, governments, policy-makers and other stakeholders ought to take into account in their design, moderation and regulation practices. It builds upon the generative work currently underway with the proliferation of alternative, independent collectives and cooperatives, who are designing...
Working paper

Measuring and assessing the effects of climate policy uncertainty

This study proposes a new indicator of Climate Policy Uncertainty based on newspaper coverage frequency. The indicator currently includes 12 OECD member countries and covers the period 1990-2018. The index spikes near major political events and during major discussions around potentially significant climate policy changes.
Report

Mainstream media use in far-right online ecosystems

This research looks at the ways that far-right social media users use mainstream media outlets for their ideological messages. Researchers analysed over 55,000 social media posts from far-right users on Facebook and Gab, and found that all mainstream media outlets, regardless of their political leaning...
Discussion paper

Digital Platform Services Inquiry – March 2023 report on social media services: issues paper

The ACCC has released this issues paper, which seeks views on the operation of social media services in Australia from interested stakeholders. The ACCC invites submissions on the matters outlined in this paper by 9 September 2022.
Report

Islamophobia in the digital age: a study of anti-Muslim tweets

Relying on intensive community consultation, as well as independent research, this report provides a series of recommendations for Twitter and policy-makers, aimed at ensuring that users are adequately protected against anti-Muslim content on social media.
Working paper

Policy responses to false and misleading digital content

This working paper examines the emerging risk of false and misleading digital content and the role media literacy can play in empowering children.
Policy report

Assessing the impact of CCP information operations related to Xinjiang

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using technology to enforce transnational digital repression and influence unwitting audiences beyond China’s territory. The impact of these operations isn’t widely understood, and the international community has failed to adequately respond to the global challenges posed by the CCP’s...
Report

Should media coverage affect sentencing?

This report explores the approaches of Australian sentencing courts towards adverse media coverage and the significant consequences it can have for offenders. It reveals why and when media coverage might be a relevant sentencing consideration. The aim of the report is to draw attention to...
Briefing paper

The digital literacy imperative

Digitalisation is no longer a sectoral issue, but is all-encompassing across sectors and actors. In that regard, the authors of this briefing paper argue that the future is already here—and investing in digital literacy programs will be critical to establishing global leadership in the digital...
Report

Australian Ad Observatory: background paper

This paper is designed to provide background information on the aims and methods of the Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) Australian Ad Observatory research project.
Report

Making big tech pay for the news they use

Efforts to rebalance the relationships between journalism and 'big tech' are focused primarily within three distinct, yet at times overlapping, policy areas: digital taxation, competition policy and intellectual property. This report analyses the evidence and justification for these various policies and examines the implications for...
Report

Mapping the digital gap: Wilcannia, NSW community outcomes report

Based on 67 surveys and 25 interviews with residents and stakeholders, this report outlines the summary findings from that initial visit and highlights the digital inclusion challenges that Wilcannia currently confronts.