Net Neutrality in Australia: An Emerging Debate

2nd Report of the UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality (2014), edited by Luca Belli and Primavera De Filippi, pp. 43-58

20 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2014 Last revised: 31 Mar 2017

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Angela Daly

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Law; Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law; Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

Date Written: September 2, 2014

Abstract

Australia has been somewhat late to the debate on net neutrality: it is only just emerging now as a major issue in public discourse, and there are no plans to introduce any kind of further legislation or regulation beyond the existing regimes. This contribution will analyse the status of net neutrality in Australia, looking at this incipient debate, the current law and regulation which may affect ISPs’ conduct, and directions for reform if the status quo does not go far enough to advance Internet users’ interests.

Keywords: net neutrality, competition, telecoms regulation, National Broadband Network, Internet, free expression, digital rights, privacy

Suggested Citation

Daly, Angela, Net Neutrality in Australia: An Emerging Debate (September 2, 2014). 2nd Report of the UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality (2014), edited by Luca Belli and Primavera De Filippi, pp. 43-58. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2490786

Angela Daly (Contact Author)

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Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) ( email )

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