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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.