• Australia can help close the Pacific’s digital divide

    Jason Van der Schyff     |      June 14, 2023

    The Australian government is looking to redouble its diplomatic efforts in the Pacific and the provision of digital infrastructure is an obvious way to make a big impact quickly.

  • Will Asia’s digital integration be derailed?

    Hosuk Lee-Makiyama     |      April 12, 2019

    Governments increasingly distrust each other over online issues such as cybersecurity, data and taxation. The internet is not the globalist nirvana many expected, instead the digital frontier is where globalisation ends.

  • It’s time to step back from privacy paranoia

    Alan Stevenson     |      October 27, 2018

    Alan Stevenson argues that individuals’ concern about privacy protection is hampering the benefits which more digital services, such as the new MyHealth record, can bring to the whole of society.

  • Why digital government isn’t working in the developing world

    Rania Fakhoury     |      September 14, 2018

    Donor-driven e-government projects in developing countries often attempt to transplant what was successful elsewhere. But success requires buy-in from locals – both governments and citizens alike.

  • Australia to fund internet cable to PNG and Solomons

    Open Forum     |      May 7, 2018

    Australia has pledged to cover two thirds of the $200 million cost of a new high-speed internet cable for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands but concerns have been raised about its impact on the existing aid budget.

  • Tackling the dark side of crypto

    Christine Lagarde     |      March 19, 2018

    The attributes which make crypto-assets so appealing are what also makes them dangerous. The IMF is taking steps to ensure ensure financial integrity and protect consumers in the crypto world just as it has for the traditional financial sector.