The key to regulatory communication success – putting people at the centre
This article discusses the important role for clear and professional communication in supporting the aims of good regulatory systems.
Understanding global disinformation and information operations
ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre has launched the Understanding Global Disinformation and Information Operations website, alongside this companion paper. The site provides a visual breakdown of the publicly-available data from state-linked information operations on social media.
Facebook still approving ads with explicit disinformation as election campaigning ramps up
Disinformation has fundamentally altered the functioning of our public square and our democracy. Increasingly, fair and factual debate is a rarity. The experiment outlined in this report sought to test Facebook’s ad review system by attempting to approve advertisements that explicitly promoted election disinformation narratives...
Above and beyond broadcasting: a study of First Nations media and the COVID-19 pandemic
Through case study examples, this report provides an understanding about how First Nations media organisations operated during the early days of Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic.
Informing the disinfo debate: a policy guide for protecting human rights
This report unpacks the main methods of manipulation that internet platforms engage in that harm fundamental rights and provides a set of policy recommendations addressed to lawmakers in the European Union.
Working with sensitive information
This document provides guidance on how the New Zealand Privacy Act applies to sensitive personal information.
Scholarly communication in times of crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has been the greatest global public health crisis in a century. Scientific research and its effective communication have been at the centre of the worldwide response to the emergency. This report analyses how the scholarly communication system – involving the production, evaluation...
The future of work in journalism
Information industries have lost some 60,000 jobs in Australia in the last 15 years, almost half during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research report highlights the need for active policy supports to stabilise the media industry and protect the public good function of quality journalism.
Bridging Papua New Guinea’s information divide
In the lead-up to the 2022 national election, Papua New Guinea must address its information gap by investing in the public broadcaster, writes Lowy Institute's Media and Communications Manager, Shane McLeod.
TikTok and WeChat: curating and controlling global information flows
While most major international social media networks remain banned from the Chinese market in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Chinese social media companies are expanding overseas and building up large global audiences. Some of those networks—including WeChat and TikTok—pose challenges, including to freedom of...
Adapting to a changing climate
The project aimed to share information about the impacts of climate change across several generations of residents, developing a toolkit for use by households to identify risks to their own households and to plan actions that will mitigate those risks.
Burnt by the digital sun
This report explores how liberal democracies are grappling with addressing threats in the information environment. In addition, it surveys how information operations are influencing modern, great power competition by generating civil discord and friction.
COVID-19 disinformation and social media manipulation: automating influence on COVID-19
This report investigates a campaign of cross-platform inauthentic activity that relies on a high-degree of automation and is broadly in alignment with the political goal of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to denigrate the standing of the United States.
Multilingual Australia is missing out on vital COVID-19 information. No wonder local councils and businesses are stepping in
This article explains more about the author's 2020 study on the accessibility, quality and uptake of government communications about COVID-19 in languages other than English.
Science disinformation in a time of pandemic
By drawing parallels to elections, climate change and the anti-vaccination movement, this report illustrates how disinformation about COVID-19 can pose significant risks for public health, social cohesion and collective trust.
The party speaks for you
This paper dissects the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP's) united front system and its role in foreign interference. It describes the broad range of agencies and goals of the united front system, rather than focusing only on the United Front Work Department (UFWD).
Web-based knowledge management system for Camarines Norte State College
The objective of this study is to develop Knowledge Management System for Camarines Norte State College that is capable of knowledge sharing, creating and knowledge repository.
BIM for production: benefits and challenges for its application in a design-bid-build project
The poor management of the information flow in the AEC industry is a significant problem that might be overcome by the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Lean Construction philosophy. Thus, the paper presents a design-bid-build (D-B-B) project to investigate the necessary efforts of...
Lean construction practice: culture, standardization and informatization - a case from China
China, with its big construction industry, has promoted lean concepts in recent years, but there are still obstacles in practice. This study shows that three important aspects lead to the success of lean construction implementation. Relationships among culture, standardization and informatization are explored.
Citizen-scholars: social media and the changing nature of scholarship
In this conceptual article, the authors argue that practicing public, social scholarship and increasing the use of social media to promote scholarship are the civic responsibility of citizen-scholars, so that research becomes more widely accessible, shareable, and usable in the public sphere.
From concept to classroom: what is translational research?
Translational research attempts to bridge the gap between basic research and the world of practice. For a range of reasons much valuable research is often not known to practitioners or is little used by them. The Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) Centre for Education...
Diffusing cultural awareness and maturity in lean managed organizations
The aim of this paper is to describe a lean cultural maturity model underpinned by diffusion theory. The purpose of the maturity model is to provide an understanding of organizational cultural awareness associated with the lean phenomenon.
Communicating knowledge: how and why UK researchers publish and disseminate their findings
This report was commissioned by the Research Information Network2 (RIN) and JISC to gather and analyse evidence about the motivations, incentives and constraints that lead researchers in the UK in different subjects and disciplines to publish and disseminate their work in different ways.