We are the Australian affiliate of Reset, the global initiative working to counter digital threats to democracy. As the Australian partner in Reset’s international network, we bring a diversity of new ideas home and provide Australian thought-leaders access to a global stage. We work exclusively in Australia on public policy and research to strengthen our democracy.

The business models of Big Tech companies – data aggregators, social platforms and online media – expose the public to unprecedented levels of hate speech, disinformation and polarisation. This distortion poisons the public debate and weakens the integrity of self-government.

We must reset the rules and standards for the products and services that are at the centre of these problems to ensure these technologies work to strengthen our democracy and improve our lives.

We must raise awareness across society about the problems with Big Tech and support better policy to address digital threats to Australian democracy.

What we do

We are committed to technological progress aligned with core values of democracy, fairness, equality and enterprise; and to the application of technology for the benefit of all Australians.

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We connect the best minds to drive the ethical progression of technology for a safer, fairer and more democratic Australia. We work with government, civil society, academics, the media, and the private sector to advance the fight for reform.
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We work to develop and advance a public policy agenda that sets fair rules and standards for Big Tech companies operating in Australia, ensuring they better serve our democracy. Through direct support of policymakers and civil society, we promote new policies that give individuals control over their data and ensure free speech while protecting them from harmful content and online manipulation.
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Civic engagement

We run programmes and work with partner organisations that help inform the public about the digital threats to our democracy and the subversion of the internet. We engage Australians on what’s happening and how they can facilitate change.