This is the first DA2I report, which sets the baseline to measure progress on a range of indicators of access to information and its relation to sustainable development.
The goal of this report is to provide an exploration of access to information as a driver of development. In doing so, it seeks to inform decision-making about the implementation of the SDGs. It is intended for policymakers and advisers, as well as anyone who...
Joint CAUL-AOASG election statement: developing a strategic approach to open scholarship in Australia
This statement outlines the reasons behind the urgent need for the development of a strategic approach to Australia’s open scholarship environment to benefit researchers, research funders, and end users, including industry and the community.
In August and September 2018, the Ministry of Justice sought feedback on a draft version of information sharing guidance for the family violence sector. The guidance document sought to clarify the rules around information sharing that were introduced under the Family Violence Act 2018. This...
This guide gives the state sector guidance on how to increase accessibility to information through the use of inclusive language and design, and alternate formats such as New Zealand Sign Language, Easy Read and Braille. The guide will be used by government agencies that have...
Digital inclusion is based on the premise that everyone should be able to make full use of digital technologies – to manage their health and wellbeing, access education and services, organise their finances, and connect with friends, family, and the world beyond.
The 2012 survey of Australian Government agencies compliance with Information Publication Scheme (IPS) obligations was conducted between 30 April and 11 May 2012.
This is the latest report of the CCi Digital Futures Project.
Do Australians have a right to access a telecommunications service? There are at least two schools of thought: the view that sees universal service as a basic right of citizens, essential for membership in the community, as against the view that sees universal service as...
This brieﬁng document was developed in conjunction with “Public Networks for Public Safety: A Workshop on the Present and Future of Mesh Networking,” which was held on March 30, 2012, at Harvard University. The workshop was intended as a starting point for conversation about whether...
The audit examined the extent to which the 11 Victorian public sector (VPS) departments and Victoria Police meet the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Freedom of Information (FOI) is a cornerstone of a thriving democracy. Since FOI legislation was introduced 30 years...
On 2 March the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, released the Report of the Independent Media Inquiry, undertaken by Former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, Ray Finkelstein QC, with the assistance of Dr Matthew Ricketson. The Report...
Understanding consumer decision-making in telecommunications can help us to determine what steps to take to facilitate better outcomes for consumers. This is important for three primary reasons. First, there are many indicators that the market is not working for consumers and that they face challenges...
Access to government information is a fundamental principle in a democratic society. Particularly in the digital environment, government information is a driver for economic and social progress, as well as a predicate for an informed citizenry.
The unique features of Queensland create particular challenges and opportunities for digital inclusion. With the potential of technology to deliver better health, education, social and economic outcomes, it has never been more important that no one gets left behind.
The 2017 Australian Digital Inclusion Index provides the most comprehensive picture of Australia’s online participation to date.
The Southgate Digital Equity Tool has been developed to assist policy makers and practitioners in making informed decisions about the way they engage consumers in services and programs in the digital era. Initially developed for use by health organisations, the tool can be adapted for...
Joint Statement by IFLA and the IPA on the First International Day for Universal Access to Information, on 28 September 2016
Libraries have always been about preserving and giving access to information. In recent years, governments and others have made increasingly frequent statements stressing the contribution that allowing citizens to obtain and make use of knowledge on an equitable basis can make to a range of...
Introduction The publication of public servants’ advice to ministers under freedom of information threatens to undermine good government, the head of New Zealand’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has warned, in comments echoing several senior Australian bureaucrats.
This report explores the role that broadband plays in underpinning inclusive and sustainable development, and the necessary framework conditions to enable affordable, universal and available Internet access to be achieved. It highlights strong signs of growth in global broadband connectivity, with 300 million more people...