Freedom of information

Report

The crisis of social media
5 Nov 2019
37

Freedom on the Net is a comprehensive study of internet freedom in 65 countries around the globe, covering 87 percent of the world’s internet users. It tracks improvements and declines in internet freedom conditions each year. The countries included in the study have been selected...

Report

17 Oct 2019
12

The objective of this review is to assess the reach of Australia’s media in the Asia Pacific region, including examining whether shortwave radio technology should be used.

Policy report

14 Oct 2019
102

This report provides analysis of the global operations of Chinese company, Global Tone Communications Technology Co. Ltd (GTCOM), which is a subsidiary of an SOE supervised directly by China’s Central Propaganda Department. GTCOM is responsible for identifying 'risks to state security' - a concept that...

Report

26 Sep 2019
43

Freedom of information is not only a human right, but an important tool to engage and empower citizens. It allows them to demand accountability from governments and fight corruption. This publication focuses on the people who make right to information laws come to life, and...

Report

28 Jul 2019
112

The rise of China has helped make Australia rich, but it is also posing challenges to its values, interests, alliances and thus its identity. This paper argues that Australia's approach should include a shift towards a much better understanding of contemporary China, as well as...

Report

Democracy in retreat
6 Feb 2019
94

In 2018, Freedom in the World recorded the 13th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. The reversal has spanned a variety of countries in every region, from long-standing democracies like the United States to consolidated authoritarian regimes like China and Russia. The pattern is...

Report

31 Jan 2019
8

This report argues that concerned countries should press Myanmar to protect the rights to expression and assembly, and reform laws penalizing peaceful speech, to bring them back into line with international standards.

Report

Protecting free expression, diversity and civic engagement in the global digital ecosystem
13 Nov 2018
75

The goal of this report, and those involved in its formation, is to enhance free expression, diversity and democracy at the same time as we protect human rights and encourage innovation. The contributions from the authors included in this report offer a starting point for...

Journal article

13 Nov 2018
43

This article reports on a first-in-kind study of research contracts between Commonwealth and New South Wales Government entities and external providers.

Strategy

21 Sep 2018
286

This document, the second such plan devised for the nation, outlines the Australian government's aspirations for enhancing access to information, civic participation and public accountability in the digital age.

Report

6 Sep 2018
21

This review was aimed at identifying improvements that could be made to the classification system. The system is a set of policies and rules for identifying, marking, handling and controlling access to sensitive official information. The review also recommends a new approach to systematic declassification...

Report

28 Feb 2018
109

FOI documents show Barnaby Joyce and Steve Ciobo’s letter of support for Adani’s coal project sent to the Chinese government was in response to Adani’s request “to help secure Chinese financing”.

Report

21 Feb 2018
25

This report examines the 2016–17 annual reports of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Victorian Inspectorate.

Commentary

2 Feb 2018
21

Three snapshots of Australia’s national archives reveal delays and anomalies in public access.

Report

Democracy in crisis
5 Jan 2018
14

Political rights and civil liberties around the world deteriorated to their lowest point in more than a decade in 2017, extending a period characterized by emboldened autocrats, beleaguered democracies, and the United States’ withdrawal from its leadership role in the global struggle for human freedom....

Audio

14 Nov 2017
11

New Zealand and Australia need tougher laws against China's political influence pedalling.

Audio interview

13 Nov 2017
12

Publisher Allen & Unwin has dropped a book by a prominent academic on China's expanding 'soft' influence in Australia, due to 'unspecified threats.'

Annual Report

21 Sep 2017
15

This report provides an assessment of Australia’s progress towards fulfilling the promise of our Open Government commitments, and in particular, in meeting the OGP Participation & Co-creation Standards.

Report

19 Sep 2017
118

This audit assessed the effectiveness and efficiency of selected government entities’ implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Blog post

12 Mar 2017
57

Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the world wide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries. In many ways, the web...

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