If elected, a Labor Government intends to invest $1 billion towards improving Australia’s manufacturing industries. Through an Advanced Manufacturing Fund, Labor aims to rebuild Australia’s industrial base across sectors like transport, defence, food processing, medical science, renewables, and low emission manufacturing technologies. It will be part of a $15 billion […]
Tech Check – 2022 Summer Relaunch Welcome to what comes next! After the summer of freedom that came at a heavy cost, we are back to promote the cause of well-designed regulation of network technology. sourceThis post was aggregated from The Australia Institute Centre for Responsible Technology (https://www.centreforresponsibletechnology.org.au).
The Australian government is increasingly using algorithms to develop and implement policy initiatives. This has potentially large implications in how we make policy that is fair to all Australians. Of particular concern are the systemic biases and limitations in algorithms that often discriminate against minorities and vulnerable groups. Special guest […]
This week was a huge one for online regulation, with the much anticipated updates to the Privacy Act review dropping, including a specific Online Privacy Bill, the latest ACCC report on competition in search, and a private member’s bill on social media defamation. READ Social media giants face $10m fines […]
As world leaders debate the planet’s future at COP26, the Morrison government’s ‘plan’ places distinct emphasis on new technology. This session of Burning Platforms discusses the environmental impacts of technological development as part of the NetThing internet governance conference. sourceThis post was aggregated from The Australia Institute Centre for Responsible […]
sourceThis post was aggregated from Forrester (https://www.forrester.com).
Western democracy has always been anchored by the idea of a public space where people gather to share ideas, mediate difference and make sense of the world. When Facebook blocked Australian users from viewing or sharing news in 2021, it sounded the alarm worldwide on our growing reliance on global […]
This Tech Check Digest is heavy with government announcements, speeches and declarations around technology: READ Morrison’s critical tech announcement barely holds any substance (via ZDnet). Prime Minister Scott Morrisson unveiled a new Blueprint for Critical Technologies during an event with a similar namesake run by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. […]
The metaverse – a complete virtual world that promises to be the next phase of the web is not a new concept. It’s entered pop culture in many examples which most will be familiar with – like the dystopia of the leather and PVC clad hacker anarchists from 1999’s ‘Matrix’, or the more […]
On this Tech Check we see how technology regulation and governance plays out differently depending on where you sit, as we collectively grapple with our technology-mediated world: READ New resources to combat disinformation through tech lobby group slammed as woefully inadequate (via Innovation Aus). Australia’s local technology lobby group DIGI […]