This white paper describes the outcomes of a project designed to examine the effectiveness of using broadband technologies to deliver a program promoting well-being and engagement amongst young deaf and hearing impaired adults.
There has been a major international debate in recent years about whether creative industries provide new opportunities for developing countries to benefit economically from their abundant cultural resources.
As part of our recent work investigating the Twitter Userbase, we have collected data on accounts registered around the 2011 triad of natural disasters; the Queensland Floods (January), Christchurch Earthquake (22 February) and Tokyo Earthquake & Tsunami (11 March). By […]
The Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings (2012) – which has become known as the Finch Report - recommended a series of measures to accelerate and manage a transition to open access (OA) over an extended period that would be characterised by a mixed economy that would provide OA via a variety of routes, along with extensions to current licensing arrangements.
Australian innovation and engagement with Asia is the theme of the Australian Innovation System Report 2013, the fourth in a series of Australian Government reports on the Australian innovation system. The core message of this report is that the rise of Asia presents many opportunities for Australia beyond the resources sectors. Seizing these opportunities will require an economy that is flexible, resilient and embraces market diversification.
This report contains a synthesis of learnings from in depth case studies with six programs that explicitly aim to promote the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people through art and mural making, caring for country, cultural celebration, school programs and mentoring. The report offers advice and tools for policy and practice in striving for effectiveness, sustainability, growth and achievement of potential.
The use of online services often requires that users enter personal information and details in order to access the online information. Entering personal information can be for a registered login to a web service, sometimes for a survey and for online purchasing. A digital identity is the personal information that has been provided and is separate from the concept of privacy which is what the service provider will do with that information. Digital identities can be searched online and can remain in the digital environment indefinitely.
This paper offers a snapshot of the current state of media literacy programs.
In 2009 and 2010, people coming and going in a collection of public places in Ukraine saw an unusual set of electronic billboards. “The person who uncovers that which was hidden–that’s a real journalist,” read one, against an image of a curtain being pulled back to reveal the word “truth.” Another, showing different colored pens writing different letters and numbers, declared that “True news means various views on a single event.”
Introduction: Funded by the Cabinet Office, the Innovation in Giving Fund supports innovations that aim to get many more people involved in giving time, money, skills and resources to the causes they care about. Nesta set out to find and support the most exciting innovators; to help them bring their ideas to life; and to help the most promising ideas and organisations grow their impact and reach many more people. We also wanted to encourage established charities and public services to embrace these new ways of giving.
This Project encompasses the work of the South Australian Government's 2013 Music Thinker in Residence, Martin Elbourne. Over two periods of residency, Martin has worked and consulted with stakeholders - including venue owners, training organisations, musicians, regulators, councils, government departments and Ministers, and organisations across the contemporary music industry to devise strategies that strengthen the live music scene in South Australia.
The co-creation of cultural artefacts has been democratised given the recent technological affordances of information and communication technologies. Web 2.0 technologies have enabled greater possibilities of citizen inclusion within the media conversations of their nations. For example, the Australian audience has more opportunities to collaboratively produce and tell their story to a broader audience via the public service media (PSM) facilitated platforms of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Has the digital era fundamentally changed the nature of creation, and who the creators are? Do we have a generational gap in how we perceive creators? Does copyright law at the moment support creators? Live episode recorded in front of a studio audience at the ALL CREATORS NOW conference at the Sydney Power House Museum. With the rapidly changing digital world the nature of creation seem to be in a state of flux. This lively, heated, funny panel will pull apart the challenges and the opportunities of the next 5 years.
With Western Australia’s senate election result in doubt, thanks in part to 1375 completed ballot papers going missing, electronic voting is being discussed once more. But e-voting isn’t the magic solution some think it is.
This report examines whether and how furthering Internet freedom can empower civil society vis-à-vis public officials, make the government more accountable to its citizens, and integrate citizens into the policymaking process.
This factsheet summarises research findings on the attitudes and behaviours of Australian readers. It is based on evaluation research of the Get Reading! campaign conducted from 2008 to 2012.
The methodology was an online survey by AMR Interactive, with annual sample sizes of around 1,200 to 1,600 people. The sample includes people aged 16 to 64 years who read a book for pleasure in the past three years. It is a national sample, representative by age, gender and state.