18 Feb 2019

This report repeats earlier recommendations for clear legal liabilities to be established for tech companies to act against harmful or illegal content on their sites, and calls for a compulsory Code of Ethics defining what constitutes harmful content.


15 Feb 2019

The ACMA communications report 2017–18 highlights the striking pace of change in the Australian communications and media landscape. The public's ever-increasing appetite for content and services has driven unprecedented developments over the last four years.


Results from our fourth national consumer survey (2018 data) on digital health adoption
13 Feb 2019

A publicly accessible report from the 2018 Digital Health Consumer Adoption survey, conducted by Rock Health. The survey consists of 4,000 respondents of US adults aged 18 and over.


11 Feb 2019

Speech from ACCC Chair outlining issues relating to Dec 2018 preliminary Digital platforms inquiry and especially the future of journalism and impact of major digital platforms such as Facebook and Google.


Implementation Guidelines
8 Feb 2019

This is a joint response prepared by the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group, the peak leadership organisation for 39 university librarians in Australia. Broadly we support the intent of Plan S, however in summary we believe that the implementation guidelines need particular attention.

Briefing paper

POSTnote 593
7 Feb 2019

This briefing looks at the cyber threats associated with consumer devices and their causes, as well as initiatives to improve device security, and the related challenges.


5 Feb 2019

In emerging economies, technology use is still much more common among young people and the well-educated.


31 Jan 2019

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 of the expert group to the European Commission
30 Jan 2019

This report proposes a vision for the future of scholarly communication; it examines the current system, with its strengths and weaknesses, and its main actors. It considers the roles of researchers, research institutions, funders, policymakers, publishers and other service providers.

Policy report

30 Jan 2019

This pape argues that while public trust in government generally has been falling, trust in governments to manage personal information has remained steady and strong, in comparison to other organisations.


Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Health Care
29 Jan 2019

After years of development, machine learning methods have matured enough to be used in clinical medicine. In 2018 the FDA approved software to screen patients for diabetic retinopathy, and the methods are rapidly making their way into other applications for image analysis, natural language processing,...


26 Jan 2019

This report outlines the presentations given and the themes that emerged in discussion around shared interests, challenges to openness, and conditions for successful action, that emerged from a meeting held in December 2018 with 30 leaders of scholarly communities.


Summary of feedback: guidance on sharing personal information under the Family Violence Act 2018
25 Jan 2019

In August and September 2018, the Ministry of Justice sought feedback on a draft version of information sharing guidance for the family violence sector. The guidance document sought to clarify the rules around information sharing that were introduced under the Family Violence Act 2018. This...


24 Jan 2019

This report presents findings from a larger quantitative study about New Zealand adults’ experiences of harmful digital communications. The report focuses on the prevalence of image-based sexual abuse (IBSA), and people’s attitudes regarding different aspects of it. The findings described in this report are based...

Annual Report

24 Jan 2019

Executive summary

The Behavioural Insights Team exists to improve people’s lives and communities. We work in partnership with governments, local authorities, businesses and charities, often using simple changes to tackle major policy problems.

Over the last eight years, the Team has grown...


17 Jan 2019

The NZ Ministry of Social Development commissioned this research into screen usage in young children (24 months to 54 months). The report finds that only a very small percentage of young children are meeting the national screen-time guidelines for under-5s, resulting in short-term negative outcomes...


16 Jan 2019

Spamming in texts or by robo-calls may seem perverse, but it's unlikely to disappear. Here are some things you can expect leading up to the May election, and why they're allowed.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
15 Jan 2019

This report argues that, as the Canadian economy becomes more data driven, the country needs a national data strategy that encourages innovation, provides security and privacy, prioritises transparency and oversight, and transcends jurisdictional barriers.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
11 Jan 2019

To encourage innovation in artificial intelligence while minimising risks, this report argues that Canada should adopt an incremental risk management approach to AI governance, supported by two new advisory institutions.

Journal article

10 Jan 2019


Publishing programs in academic libraries vary in their scope, offerings, and business models. Despite the many forms that these programs take, I have argued in the past that various factors constrain the design of a start-up publishing operation. In this commentary, I...



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