Web3 is an online ecosystem based on blockchain technologies, involving peer-to-peer transactions and coordination tools. This report examines the what, why, who and where of Web3 for the cultural and creative industries, using examples from visual art, music and games.
This report considers competition and consumer issues identified in the course of the Digital Platform Services Inquiry, the ACCC’s Digital Advertising Services Inquiry and the original Digital Platforms Inquiry. The report recommends a range of new measures to address harms from digital platforms to Australian...
The digital age provides great opportunities to transform how public services are designed and delivered. This publication provides a clear, actionable and comprehensive set of objectives for the high-quality digital transformation of public services.
This report explores the critical role communication regulators play in an increasingly connected society.
This report explores various ways that executives can leverage stimulus funding to incentivise success across multiple innovation and data roles, and drive forward work from those roles into digital service development and delivery. The author also develops a framework with specific recommendations for how leaders...
This publication sets out guiding principles that platforms, governments, policy-makers and other stakeholders ought to take into account in their design, moderation and regulation practices. It builds upon the generative work currently underway with the proliferation of alternative, independent collectives and cooperatives, who are designing...
Towards developing a digital platform for a systemic shift to a circular economy: progress report number 2
This report provides an update on the progress for Milestone 4 for the Victoria Circular Activator (VCA) Grant. The authors outline a set of archetypical roles that an intermediary can play in the transition to a CE and explored what this may specifically look like...
This report provides an analysis of how people in Melbourne use digital technology and infrastructures, and provides recommendations on what infrastructure requirements are needed for a digital CBD.
The ACCC has released this issues paper, which seeks views on the operation of social media services in Australia from interested stakeholders. The ACCC invites submissions on the matters outlined in this paper by 9 September 2022.
The Northern Territory government is enhancing the delivery, convenience and accessibility of digital government services through the launch of this 'Digital Transformation Plan'. The plan continues the government’s digital transformation journey towards a more streamlined and convenient service for Territorians and businesses.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using technology to enforce transnational digital repression and influence unwitting audiences beyond China’s territory. The impact of these operations isn’t widely understood, and the international community has failed to adequately respond to the global challenges posed by the CCP’s...
This paper is designed to provide background information on the aims and methods of the Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) Australian Ad Observatory research project.
Efforts to rebalance the relationships between journalism and 'big tech' are focused primarily within three distinct, yet at times overlapping, policy areas: digital taxation, competition policy and intellectual property. This report analyses the evidence and justification for these various policies and examines the implications for...
This report considers who is best placed to implement and oversee a new era of tech regulation. The authors propose a Tech Policy and Regulation Coordination (TPRC) Model, in response to calls for political leadership, strengthened coordination, increased transparency, access to independent technical expertise, and...
This briefing highlights key details of whistleblower revelations about Facebook’s unprecedented tactical response to the development of Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code in February 2021, and the concurrent reforms that were made to the Code, all of which handed significant power to Facebook.
Digital platforms are increasingly mediating how people seek and access housing. This paper examines four platforms, including Realestate.com.au, Gumtree.com.au, Flatmates.com.au and Insiderairbnb.com.au to mobilises a practice-based approach to understanding housing informality in Australian cities.
As Australia starts to implement much needed digital regulation on a number of issues, there is a need to ensure policy initiatives are joined up and coherent. This document presents five overarching policy principles that could assist policy-makers.
Online marketplaces are performing an increasingly significant role in connecting Australian consumers and businesses and are an important link in building trust and confidence in the digital economy. This report examines potential competition and consumer issues in the provision of general online retail marketplaces to...
This project is funded by the Victorian government's Recycling Victoria Innovation Fund as part of the Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC), and aims to support Victoria’s circular economy policy and action plan. This progress report describes the development of prototype Theories of Change (ToC)...
Analysis of start-up digital mental health platforms for enterprise: opportunities for enhancing communication between managers and employees
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in employees being exposed to transformational stressors from within and outside their organisations. This study explored communication and service attributes across a sample of five operational leading commercial start-up platforms for mental service delivery to employees.