Technology social aspects

Discussion paper

17 Dec 2019
279

New technologies are changing our lives profoundly—sometimes for the better, and sometimes not. This discussion paper sets out the Australian Human Rights Commission’s preliminary views on protecting and promoting human rights amid the rise of new technologies.

Report

1 Mar 2019
103

This report examines how mentoring by family, friends and peers can help older Australians to increase their online engagement and improve their digital skills.

Report

24 Jan 2019
136

This report develops both backward- and forward-looking analyses of the impacts of automation over the years 1980 to 2016 and 2016 to 2030 across some 800 occupations. In doing so, it assesses past and coming trends, and suggests a comprehensive response framework for national and state-local policymakers.

Report

10 Oct 2018
230

This report assesses how human rights can be applied in the governance of AI and offers initial recommendations for stakeholders, including technology companies, governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society groups, academia and the United Nations.

Working paper

15 Apr 2017
119

We estimate the impact of ultra-fast broadband on schools’ academic performance using a difference-in-difference study of a new fibre broadband network. We show that fibre broadband increases primary schools’ passing rates in standardised assessments by roughly one percentage point. Estimates are robust to alternative specifications,...

Report

27 Feb 2017
559

This report presents findings from an analysis of the scale and scope of the sharing economy in Melbourne. The central aim of this report is to outline the breadth of the sharing economy in Melbourne, and to identify future directions for further investigation. The new...

Commentary

1 Feb 2017
64

Many countries around the world have ageing populations and a growing prevalence of dementia. Japan, in particular, is a “super-ageing” society, with a population getting older faster than anywhere else in the world due to long life expectancy and low birth rates.

In...

Commentary

14 Dec 2016
68

Many trends on the horizon offer opportunities that could transform our cities. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy through to cloud computing and blockchain technologies, each of these trends is quite significant on its own. But the convergence of their disruptive forces is what...

Report

3 Mar 2016
101

This inquiry was established to consider the adequacy of remedies to serious invasions of privacy amidst increasing community concern about the use of technology, including social media and surveillance technology, in ways which intrude upon and negatively impact people’s day-to-day lives. Of particular concern in...

Report

14 Jan 2016
219

Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and...

Blog post

4 Jan 2016
19

Guest contributor Anne Collier discusses youth and digital citizenship, and shares ten key insights for parents.

Report

17 Nov 2015
91

This report suggests predictions for the coming years with a focus on Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), digital crime and security, the future of the Internet, the future of transporatation, and cryptographic standards.

Conference paper

3 Jul 2015
6

Throughout the world, community involvement in renewable energy across many scales and varieties of activity is increasingly common, driven by broader processes of technical, social, political and environmental change. Social movements play a fundamental role in this process of change, acting as dynamic sites of...

Book

5 Jun 2015
166

Shared public access to computers and the Internet in developing countries is often hailed as an effective, low-cost way to share the benefits of digital technology. Yet research on the economic and social effects of public access to computers is lacking. This volume offers the...

Conference paper

23 Oct 2013
44

This paper explores the contexts and motivations that underpin the uptake of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). The findings are drawn from a mixed-methods research study of households using surveys and interviews conducted in 2011 and 2012 in an early release site of the NBN...

Report

26 Sep 2011
324

This paper asks whether a new statutory cause of action for privacy should be introduced and what elements a statutory cause of action might include.

Report

29 Aug 2011
388

This report looks at the ways various sectors of government service delivery, economic and regional development and social and community activity can be enhanced and expanded as a result of the fibre-to-the premises infrastructure of the National Broadband Network.

The report is...

Report

23 Jul 2010
344

This paper develops a new index of human capital that measures cognitive skills employed by the adult population in seventy nations during 1970-2003. The index is compared to existing measures of human capital in the Benhabib and Spiegel (2005) model. Analysis goes beyond...

Conference paper

16 Dec 2009
28

Family homes are equipped with multiple television sets, personal computers, digital music players, mobile telephones, fax machines, DVD players and electronic game consoles, the home is now a communication hub, enabling family members to perform numerous activities in a variety of times and spaces. As...

Conference paper

16 Dec 2009
5

Digital custodianship is an area of much discussion and debate within the Australian public and private sector communities and will continue to be as the importance and relevance of digital information grows. Custodianship can be defined as the 'act of ensuring appropriate care and maintenance...

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