Internet policy and Australia’s Northern Territory Intervention


Ellie Rennie, Swinburne University of Technology
Jake Goldenfein, Swinburne University of Technology
Julian Thomas, RMIT University
PUBLISHED ON: 14 Mar 2017 DOI: 10.14763/2017.1.456

Introduction In 2007, the Australian government took a dramatic new approach to the governance and management of remote Indigenous communities. The ‘Northern Territory Intervention’, as it became commonly known, was introduced as a means to combat child abuse and domestic violence in remote Indigenous communities, and included far-reaching changes

Towards responsive regulation of the Internet of Things: Australian perspectives


Megan Richardson, The University of Melbourne
Rachelle Bosua, The University of Melbourne
Karin Clark, The University of Melbourne
Jeb Webb, The University of Melbourne
Atif Ahmad, The University of Melbourne
Sean Maynard, The University of Melbourne
PUBLISHED ON: 14 Mar 2017 DOI: 10.14763/2017.1.455

Acknowledgement: Thanks to the Melbourne Networked Society Institute at the University of Melbourne for funding our research project ‘The Internet of Things (IoT) and Consumer Privacy’, 2015-2016, and to our participants for generously sharing their experiences and concerns about the IoT. Some of the information and ideas in this article draw on

Internet accessibility and disability policy: lessons for digital inclusion and equality from Australia


Gerard Goggin, University of Sydney
Scott Hollier, Media Access Australia
Wayne Hawkins, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)
PUBLISHED ON: 14 Mar 2017 DOI: 10.14763/2017.1.452

Internet accessibility for people with disabilities is long overdue. We draw on pioneering Australian efforts, compared with recent US and European initiatives, to argue for better disability internet policy now.

The passage of Australia’s data retention regime: national security, human rights, and media scrutiny


Nicolas Suzor, Queensland University of Technology
Kylie Pappalardo, Queensland University of Technology
Natalie McIntosh, Queensland University of Technology
PUBLISHED ON: 14 Mar 2017 DOI: 10.14763/2017.1.454

Part I: The Data Retention Act In April 2015, the Australian government passed the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act , which requires Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and telecommunications providers to store information about their subscribers’ online activity for a period of two years. The data