This report summarises disappointing findings from an evaluation of New Zealand fire and general insurers’ responses to the Life Insurer Conduct and Culture review undertaken by the Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2019.
The New Energy Tech Consumer Code: representing the interests of consumers at the Australian Competition Tribunal
This report documents Consumer Action's experience representing the interests of consumers at the Australian Competition Tribunal, reflecting upon the impact of their involvement and how to ensure stronger consumer protections are in place within the NET industry.
This report calls for new rules to extend the prohibition on former cabinet ministers lobbying government, new enforcement powers to ensure ministerial rules are followed, and greater transparency surrounding the outside interests of civil servants.
Misinformation and news quality on digital platforms in Australia: a position paper to guide code development
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released this position paper outlining its expectations for a voluntary code or codes of practice on misinformation and news quality to be developed by digital platforms.
This code of practice has been developed by the Digital Industry Group Inc. (DIGI), a non-profit industry association that advocates for the interests of the digital industry in Australia. DIGI members include Google, Facebook, Twitter and eBay. It is a response to a request from...
Results of a small, but representative, questionnaire survey of typical project managers, architects and building contractors concerning their views and experiences on a range of ethical issues surrounding construction industry activities. All the respondents had witnessed or experienced some degree of unethical conduct, in the...
Providing a snapshot of the life insurance industry and its compliance with the Life Insurance Code of Practice, this report shows life insurers need a stronger commitment to their code compliance obligations.
The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Attorney-General’s Department’s implementation of the recommendations from the Auditor-General Report, Management of the Australian Government’s Register of Lobbyists.
This report repeats earlier recommendations for clear legal liabilities to be established for tech companies to act against harmful or illegal content on their sites, and calls for a compulsory Code of Ethics defining what constitutes harmful content.
The rise of harmful speech online is a threat to Canada’s democracy. This report outlines how governments and digital platform companies can better address hate and harassment, including the creation of a Moderation Standards Council.