Working paper

30 May 2018

Bibliometric databases on publications and their citations offer the possibility to quantify the scale and impact of this key output of scientific research. But there are many decisions to be made about how to construct these bibliometric measures, and no global consensus on how best...


10 Nov 2015

A new Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice has been registered, submitted by Free TV, the industry group representing commercial free-to-air broadcasters.


A key difference in the new code is a move to less restrictive time zones, with the changes permitting...

Fact sheet

22 Jul 2015

Misclassification of employees as independent contractors exacts an enormous toll on workers, law-abiding employers, and our economy. Accurate information on the prevalence of the problem, and on patterns of violations, can help government officials to direct their efforts at the worst violators and most problematic...


9 May 2012

This Senate report reviews amendments to how mobile device and online computer games are classified, and recommends these amendments be passed.

On 3 November 2011, the Senate referred the provisions of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Online Games) Bill 2011 (Bill)...


2 Mar 2012

This is the first comprehensive review of censorship and classification since the ALRC report, Censorship Procedure , published in 1991 (ALRC Report 55). That report recommended a legislative framework that would enable the Commonwealth, states and territories to take a national approach to...


28 Feb 2012

This Inquiry provided the opportunity to reform Australia’s classification laws to meet the challenges of a convergent media environment.

Piecemeal regulatory responses to changes in technologies, markets and consumer behaviour have created uncertainty for both consumers and industry, and raise questions about where responsibilities...


22 Nov 2011

This report provides an overview of responses to the Classification Review Issues Paper using text analytics software.

To date the report covers Questions 1-3, 12, 16 and 24-25 of the Issues Paper. Analysis of the other questions will be added as it becomes available....


28 Jun 2011

This inquiry is the first major review of the National Classification Scheme since it was introduced over 15 years ago.

The inquiry presented the committee with an opportunity to examine a range of important issues relating to the National Classification Scheme and to assess...

Discussion paper

8 Feb 2010

This draft response to the public consultation on the introduction of an R18+ for computer games sets out the arguments in favour of including an adults only classification.

The public consultation on the introduction of an R18+ for computer games closes at the end...


31 Aug 2009

The recent announcement by the Federal Government that the mandatory blacklist will explicitly target computer and video games has caused much alarm. This page by Electronic Frontiers Australia aims to cover the issue quickly and will be updated as matters progress.


5 Dec 2007

Web 2.0 theorists argue that Internet technologies now allow us to harness the 'Wisdom of the Crowd' in unprecedented ways. Successful online experiments such as Wikipedia demonstrate that the collective knowledge of millions of users can produce reference works that are more comprehensive than traditional...



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