The Public Square Project
Reimagining Our Digital Future. A new blueprint for a more democratic digital space.
Creative Directions 2021: Public infrastructure for the digital town square
View the video on Vimeo Early in 2021, the platforms Google and Facebook came under intense scrutiny due to ACCC’s new directives. The ACCC's platform regulations threw up debates around what is a platform, what their purpose should be, and what role they play in our...
RightsCon – Rebalancing the Internet Economy: A closer look at the news media bargaining code
Discussion on Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code
Podcast: How Australia’s pile of national security legislation stacks up
What powers does the latest legislation give us and is it fit for purpose?
The misinformation engine
It is now six months since Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code was passed into law, and it presents an opportunity to assess the impact of this controversial piece of legislation.
Remembering Steve Rogers, and the struggle for safe access zones
Twenty years ago this week, security guard Steve Rogers was shot and killed inside the Fertility Control Clinic in East Melbourne.
The growing Australian surveillance state
Lizzie O’Shea on Australia’s ever expanding surveillance powers, and if they could actually make us more vulnerable.
The growth of digital surveillance
Lucie Krahulcova is an international digital rights activist and Executive Director of Digital Rights Watch. Lizzie O’Shea is a writer, lawyer and co-founder and chair of Digital Rights Watch. “It should worry us that we are losing rights as surveillance systems grow...
Digital Face-off: The future of news on global technology platforms
The implications of Australia’s contribution to this extraordinary new public policy was discussed by a panel of industry leaders and media insiders.
Vaccine passports are catnip for Big Tech
Digital certificates must be carefully scrutinized to avoid mission creep