Tending the Tech Ecosystem: who should be the tech-regulator(s)?

A garden of technology
Tending the Tech Ecosystem

Report cover
The Report – Tending the Tech-Ecosystem - considers who is best placed to implement and oversee a new era of tech regulation.
The report proposes a Tech Policy and Regulation Coordination (TPRC) Model, in response to calls for political leadership, strengthened coordination, increased transparency, access to independent technical expertise, and regularised, meaningful input by industry and civil society into the tech regulation process.

Digital Launch

Report author Sarah O'Connor delivering the oration
We have recorded this introduction to the report and its key themes, including an oration by Sarah O'Connor of the tending the tech-ecosystem framing narrative (which is also depicted on the report cover).  View the recording on YouTube.
We had intended to provide a recording of the panel session from the launch of our report, but unfortunately technology doesn’t always work as intended (and the audio from the recording is inaudible).
It was a lively panel, and we regret that we can’t share it with you. Instead, we will be putting together a podcast mini-series to build on the panel discussion and to explore the themes of the report and the proposed Tech Policy and Regulation Coordination (TPRC) model.
Thank you for your support and interest in our work.

In the media

The report launch has featured in various media outlets:
  • ANU/TPDC Media Release (link)

  • New model needed to fix ‘lacklustre tech regulation’ in the Australian Financial Review (link)

  • Regulation: ANU tending to the tech ecosystem in Innovation Aus (link)

  • Big Tech behaviour is really ‘not okay’: Rod Sims in Innovation Aus (link)