Digital economy

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Strategy

Data strategy 2021-24

This strategy aims aims to provide the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications with better access to timely, high quality data, making for better decisions and helping realise their vision of connecting Australians, enriching communities and empowering regions.
Report

Canada and the digitalization of money

This report shares key takeaways from a workshop held in August with international and Canadian experts to develop advice for policy makers, regulators and market participants on how to advance the digitalization of money with a view to serving the interests of the users of...
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.
Policy report

Future proof: connecting post-pandemic Canada

Digital information has emerged as the prime mover of economies and societies. With the right set of policies and programs, this paper argues that Canada can have the digital connectivity infrastructure it needs to fully support an inclusive society and competitive economy far into the...
Report

Digital advertising services inquiry: final report

The ACCC has published this final report as part of its inquiry into the markets for the supply of ad tech services and ad agency services. The report provides in-depth analysis of competition and efficiency in the supply of these services, and details the ACCC's...
Report

The digital decide: how to agree on WTO rules for digital trade

Although digital trade is growing exponentially internationally, the “regulatory restrictions on international digital trade are growing equally, if not more, rapidly” (Lovelock, 2020). This report argues that World Trade Organization rules are much needed to limit these restrictions on digital trade by drawing agreed lines...
Report

Digitally kind: bridging the gaps between digital policy, process and practice to improve outcomes

The use of digital technology has increased rapidly over the last decade and intensified further since the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource is designed as a starting point to open up conversations for organisations, and to give an overview of a range of technical, social and...
Working paper

Technology, growth, and inequality: changing dynamics in the digital era

Digital transformation is a defining feature of our time. This paper argues that as technology shifts market dynamics, policies must ensure that markets remain inclusive, and support broad access to the new opportunities for firms and workers.
Working paper

A vision for the future internet

The global pandemic has provided the world with a unique opportunity to press pause and reassess priorities in the increasingly wrought digital sphere. This working paper sets out five tangible missions Europe should embrace if it wants to re-establish itself as a values-led leader in...
Report

Creating a digital commons

The collection, storage, analysis, and application of data will become the dominant feature of economic and social life within the next few years. This report focusses closely on data as the fundamental building block of the emerging economy, and argues that its use, management, ownership...
Guide

Accelerating digital inclusion in the new normal

This guide offers a framework for a multiyear, cross-industry programme to shape policymaking and accelerate action in the new normal. It presents three innovative strategies for public and private sector leaders to enable greater digital inclusion for the world's economies and societies.
Discussion paper

Digital transformation: powering the great reset

Digital transformation is not a new endeavour for business, though prior attempts have often failed to realise its full potential. This paper explores the increasing yet evolving role and relevance of digital transformation in business today.
Report

The Next Gen Future

This 5G inquiry is a Parliament first, and the Committee has heard that the benefits of 5G will be experienced by all Australians if the deployment and adoption can be done successfully.
Report

Digital frontrunners: country spotlights 2019

New technology, ageing populations, and globalisation are driving some of the biggest changes in labour markets around the world. This report provides a snapshot of how the 'digital frontrunner' countries are delivering a digital economy for all.
Transcript

Data (R)Evolution: consumer welfare and growth in the digital economy

This speech, by ACCC Chair Rod Sims, given to the Consumer Policy Research Conference (CPRC) Conference, suggests that takeovers of smaller rivals by digital platforms, including their data sets, may pose a threat to consumers’ choice and privacy.
Article

Our digital rights to the city

This publication contains a collection of articles about digital technology, data and the city. It covers a range of topics relating to the political and economic power of technologies that are now almost inescapable within the urban environment.
Report

A plurilateral “single data area” is the solution to Canada’s data trilemma

Canada, like many other countries, wants to be a leader in the digital economy — an economy built on data-driven services and manufacturing. The challenge for Canada is to provide a high-trust data environment, while ensuring that data can easily flow across borders.
Survey

Australian Community Managers (ACM) career survey

This annual career survey of professional online community management in Australia is the only vocational research into professional online community management in the Asia Pacific region, providing an illuminating view of an emerging international discipline through a local lens.
Briefing paper

Standards for the digital economy: creating an architecture for data collection, access and analytics

This policy brief outlines the key recommendations from Canada’s Economic Strategy Tables and other think tanks pertaining to digitization and data interoperability standards.
Briefing paper

World Trade Organization 2.0: reforming multilateral trade rules for the digital age

This paper argues that the rules-based framework, as instantiated in rules established under the World Trade Organization (WTO), is not equipped to address the issues that are emerging under the technological conditions generated by the digital transformation.