We undertake analysis and advocacy that promotes the transparent and just governance of the media environment, which is populated by a diverse array of local and international media organisations and platforms. We seek to promote a media environment that enhances social cohesion, that treats participants fairly, and that takes seriously the role of digital media platforms in curating our culture, our political communications and our social interactions.

We investigate how deep social and historical questions (like democracy and trust) are challenged by new technological development, and explore the new models of media practice, regulation and governance that might emerge from these developments.

The Digital Social Contract Research Program is led by the QUT School of Law and is a research group within the QUT Digital Media Research Centre.