Communications regulation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Radio broadcasting licenses
Radiocommuications licenses
NARROWER TERMS
Briefing paper

Regulating misinformation: policy brief

Misinformation is now a top-level policy issue. This paper assesses the benefits and risks associated with the identification and regulation of news and information.
Report

Inquiries into NBN access pricing and wholesale service standards: final report

This report sets out the ACCC's findings in respect to their public inquiries into National Broadband Network (NBN) entry level pricing and NBN wholesale service standards.
Report

Everything in moderation: platforms, communities and users in a healthy online environment

This paper argues that the principles and practice underpinning most major digital platforms have failed to create healthy online spaces, and that current attempts by states to regulate these spaces will fall short of addressing the root causes of this failure.
Annual Report

Australian Communications and Media Authority and Office of the eSafety Commissioner annual reports 2017–18

Containing details of the ACMA’s and the Office’s performance for 2017–18, this report delivers key corporate information, and details against the mandatory reporting requirements.
Discussion paper

Tech-xit: can Australia survive without Google and Facebook?

In the wake of threats by Google and Facebook to scale back or close services in Australia should the federal government proceed with plans to charge them for news content, this report identifies serious risks to Australian businesses, government services and consumers if services are...
Policy report

The strategic implications of manipulative digital platforms: a trust-driven approach

This paper argues that regulating digital platforms to ensure that trust is maintained should be a priority for government. Similarly, government policies related to the digital economy and the government’s own use of platforms and data must assiduously defend trust.
Report

Ethics owners: a new model of organizational responsibility in data-driven technology companies

While actual job titles vary, ethics owners are tasked with 'translating public pressure into new corporate practices' by creating an ethical framework for technology workers to operate within. The authors of this report assert that understanding the work of ethics owners—and the tensions they face—is...
Report

Out of control: failing EU laws for digital surveillance export

This report gives evidence of the gaps in the current European Union (EU) export regulation framework for digital surveillance technologies and provides the EU institutions and its member states with actionable recommendations to improve the protections of human rights.
Briefing paper

Helping organizations master data governance

There is currently no standard in place to provide guidance on the deployment of corporate data policies to manage ethics, transparency and trust in data value chains. This policy brief proposes issues that should be covered in the proposed standard.
Report

Disinformation as a wicked problem: why we need co-regulatory frameworks

Over the past few years, social media platforms, particularly Facebook and Twitter, have received inordinate blame for many of society’s ills, particularly mis- and disinformation. This paper recommends the creation of government fusion cells for online problems, which would centralise expertise and decision-making and serve...