We work to raise awareness and advocate for better policy to address digital threats to Australian democracy in two ways:
First, we develop and promote a public policy agenda that sets fair rules and standards for Big Tech companies that align with democratic values in Australia. Our integrated strategy drives policy reform across content moderation, data privacy, elections, security, child safety and protection from foreign interference. We support research that builds the case for change.
Second, we work to build public support for an internet that serves democracy – explaining the issues, co-creating solutions and building public support for change.
We are an Australian affiliate of Reset, an initiative working to counter digital threats to democracy across the world. Reset Australia is a not-for-profit charity registered in Australia with close ties to our international partner. We share a common mission and organisational values. Our teams are coordinated in our goals and activities, and we benefit from the knowledge, relationships, and financial resources of Reset’s international network.
Reset Australia benefits from an expert Board that offers strategic counsel as well as institutional guidance. The Board holds responsibility for fiscal and administration oversight and supports the coordination of programmatic activity between Reset and Reset Australia.
We partner with a range of organisations and institutions for different initiatives, and our current partners are listed below. Previous partners include The Ethics Centre, Minderoo Foundation, Australian Communities Foundation
The day-to-day operations of Reset Australia are managed by a small Australian team.
Data Policy Director
Tech Policy Director
We are a not-for-profit charity registered with the ACNC and are currently philanthropically funded. Since inception, we have received grants, funding and support from Luminate, Minderoo Foundation, Susan McKinnon Foundation, Purpose Asia Pacific and the Australian Communities Foundation Impact Fund.
Previously we were called Responsible Technology Australia.