Telecommunications and networks

Policy report

16 Aug 2019
130

This policy-focused report is the culmination of a qualitative study of digital connectivity and telecommunications in rural Far North Queensland. In particular, the research investigated the lived experience of digital inclusion - a combination of internet access, affordability of technology, and digital ability - in...

Audio podcast

22 Jul 2019
19

If you’ve driven through the Northern Territory lately you may have seen these structures, always in places where there is no mobile phone reception. No reception, that is, until you rest your phone on one of these bush hotspots.

Audio podcast

22 Jul 2019
18

When you live in a place with mobile phone reception you can switch off your device, but the network stays on. But what if you wanted the whole thing switched off? In some remote Australian communities, it can be.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
9 Jan 2019
65

Rural areas and small towns in Canada are declining, yet have much to offer in terms of economic growth and innovation. This report recommends that the government improve broadband and digital services infrastructure for rural communities, foster business linkages and recognise and promote their capacity...

Annual Report

16 Oct 2018
9

The number of complaints about telecommunications services in Australia decreased in the latter part of the reporting period, following an upwards trend partially caused by the rollout of the NBN.

Guide

19 Oct 2016
105

The Southgate Digital Equity Tool has been developed to assist policy makers and practitioners in making informed decisions about the way they engage consumers in services and programs in the digital era. Initially developed for use by health organisations, the tool can be adapted for...

Blog post

26 Feb 2015
247

On 28 October 2014, just three weeks before Prime Minister Abbott and PRC President Xi Jinping signed an agreement in Hobart promising ‘increased collaboration in Antarctic science’, the Chinese official newsagency Xinhua announced that China would be establishing the first Antarctic base station for its...

Report

14 Nov 2014
64

Executive summary

This report provides the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights' view on the compatibility with human rights as defined in the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

of bills introduced into the Parliament during the period 20 to 30 September...

Conference paper

1 Dec 2013
10

Successive bushfire inquiries in Australia have called for authorities to more effectively harness and disseminate bushfire information. Recommendations from these inquiries suggest a new approach to bushfires involving greater co-ordination, in which home dwellers, emergency fire services and government work more closely together and acknowledge...

Report

8 Aug 2013
202

In the increasingly dynamic environment of mobile forensics, this paper provides an overview of the capabilities of three popular mobile forensic tools on three mobile phones based on Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and RIM’s BlackBerry operating systems.

The paper identifies where each specific tool...

Report

Regional communications: empowering digital communities
5 Mar 2012
11

This is the second legislated Regional Telecommunications Review (RTR), and follows on from the 2008 review led by Dr Bill Glasson AO. The report provides a snapshot of current service availability in different areas and identifies what future measures are needed for regional Australia to...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011
5

Think of convergence like this: A few years ago we watched TV in the lounge; maybe listened to radio in a bedroom, your newspaper arrived on the front steps, you talked to friends on the phone, and had a stack of video tapes on the...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011
12

Microeconomic reform is often dated to the 1980s and occasionally to the mid 1970s picking up important reforms from the Whitlam era. A key phase in this reform period was the corporatisation of Government Business Enterprises (GBEs) which commenced from about 1985. These reforms had...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011
4

There are several trends globally that are guiding society to re-examine the way in which we address our energy, communication, and transportation needs. These factors include the increased costs associated with fossil fuels in energy production and transportation, together with recent international trauma from nuclear...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011
4

Central to discussions about NBN-enabled applications and services is the concept of online collaboration. This paper positions the software tool Adobe Connect, one of a suite of web services provided by the Adobe technology company, within the NBN-enabled services paradigm, and reports on the way...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011
3

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is probably the most important Australian public infrastructure project we will see in our lifetime. It offers huge potential social & economic benefits, and a future-proof technology: optical fibre to the premises (FTTP), with a working lifetime of 30 to...

Conference paper

15 Dec 2010
5

Telecommunications deregulation in 1997 meant the removal of all significant barriers to entry. Government of various hues have trumpeted the continued entry of new providers as evidence of success in achieving the policy objective. At the same time the ongoing dominant position of Telstra has...

Conference paper

15 Dec 2010
2

The first sections of this paper will review how those issues have been addressed as the technology has changed and, with it, how the universal service has been defined, delivered and paid for in differing regulatory contexts.1 The Government's policy for the provision of a...

Conference paper

15 Dec 2010
4

Notions about innovation have been essentially been ignored during the debates about Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) project. This paper draws upon the work of two established theorists on innovation, Joseph A Schumpeter and Clayton Christensen (each from a different era and holding a differing...

Conference paper

15 Dec 2010
6

Australia is currently embarking on a unique infrastructure project that may change the nature of the Last Mile access to Australian telecommunications forever. The National Broadband Network is designed to bring 'Internet' access to 98% of the Australian population by a mixture of fibre wireless...

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