InternetNZ | Ipurangi Aotearoa does policy work to help government and others make decisions that support an Internet for good and an Internet for all.
We do this through think pieces, discussion papers, submissions, projects, and events that help people to understand and engage with Internet policy issues. Some of our policy work is in response to processes led by government or others, where we aim to help support good decisions informed by an understanding of the Internet. We also work proactively to support an Internet for Good and an Internet for All, and to foster broader awareness of and engagement on Internet policy issues.
Internet for all
An Internet for all is about building a more inclusive Internet.
Under this goal we work to support public and government understanding of digital inclusion, including conversations about what digital equity in New Zealand is and what it requires, and to support effective government investments to address digital inclusion needs.
Internet for good
An Internet for good is about a safe and beneficial Internet, working to understand what that means and what is needed to bring it about.
Under this goal we work to support a broad conversation on defining an Internet for Good, to support effective policy responses to the harms people face online, and to support the benefits of a free, open, and secure Internet to people in New Zealand.
Across all of our work, we aim to help a broad range of people to understand Internet policy issues and share their perspectives.
We host and join events about Internet policy, such as workshops on contact tracing and the Internet and on policy options to address online harms in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks. We build collaborative working relationships with people across diverse communities, government agencies, and internationally.