Australian Information Industry Association

  

Policy Update 3 April 2018

Growing the Pie – Edition 2.0

The AIIA released the second edition of Growing the Pie, this paper captures key policy wins for the AIIA over the first quarter of 2018. Additionally, Growing the Pie serves as a reference document for members on areas of engagement within policy. Key policy wins include:

  • Hosted: Cyber Security Roundtable with Gai Brodtmann, Shadow Minister for Cyber Security and Defence Personnel
  • Hosted: Fifth DTA Cadence Meeting – checkpoint with members on Government transformation and industry engagement
  • Signed: DTA / AIIA MoU – the MoU is designed to improve industry engagement in government ICT policy and project delivery
  • Secured Funding: xShip Program: Secured funding from NSW Department of Innovation to develop a business case modelled on a ‘Higher Apprenticeship’ with TAFE NSW
  • Raised Profile: Copyright Amendment (Service Provider) Bill 2017 – AIIA testified at a Senate hearing to extend safe harbour laws to online platforms.

Members, if you would like further background on any of the content within this edition of Growing the Pie, please reach out to Damien Lewis or Kim Hicks.

Security Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting

The AIIA convened its first quarterly Security Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting with members for 2018 on Monday March 26. The Security SIG is made up of a large cross-section of our member base who have a keen interest in tracking policy developments within the industry and through government.

The Agenda for the SIG included:

  • Welcome new attendees
  • AIIA update
    a.Forum with Gai Brodtmann
    b.DTA Cadence Meeting
    c.Engagement with Cyber Security Growth Centre
    d.Planning and brainstorming session – SIG focus areas for 2018
    e.AOB

As the security landscape continues to develop and change in Australia, groups like this one are important for providing context, policy responses to Government and general tracking of the industry. 2018 is already proving to be a big year in security and the trend will only continue given the Governments ambitious roll-out of online solutions and services for Australians.

Members, if you’re interested in security and are not part of the SIG, please reach out to Damien Lewis for further details.

Digital Skills Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting

The AIIA convened its first quarterly Digital Skills Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting with members for 2018 on Wednesday March 28. The Digital Skills SIG is made up of a large cross-section of our member base who have a keen interest in tracking policy developments within the industry and specifically focused on education, STEM and training.

The Agenda covered:

  • Digital Skills Plan 2018
  • Digital Skills Group’s Objectives
  • Digital Skills Group Outcomes

Australia’s education market lacks the level of qualified personnel across primary, secondary and tertiary institutions necessary to propel Australia forward. Challenges for Industry and Government lie in ensuring the pipeline of teachers and students does not continue to drop from current levels. 2018 is an exciting time in education and digital skills, with a lot happening across Industry and the public service.

Members, if you’re interested in education and digital skills and are not part of the SIG, please reach out to Damien Lewis for further details.

Digital Identity Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting

The AIIA convened its first quarterly Digital Identity Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting with members for 2018 on Thursday March 29. The Digital Identity SIG is made up of a large cross-section of our member base who have a keen interest in tracking policy developments within the industry specifically focused on digital identity within Australia.

The Agenda for the meeting covered:

  • Welcome new attendees
  • AIIA Update + Next steps for Digital ID work with the DTA
  • Planning and brainstorming session – SIG focus areas for 2018
    AOB

The Australian Government are progressing the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) and have recently announced Phase 2 of the framework for consultation. As this matures, the DTA will roll this out to market with the aim of ensuring Australian’s are protected in the digital ecosystem, 2018 is a very exciting time for digital identity in Australia with a lot on the line.

Members, if you’re interested in education and digital skills and are not part of the SIG, please reach out to Kim Hicks for further details.

AIIA meets with Fiona Simpson, Member for Maroochydore (Qld) and Shadow Minister for Employment and Small Business and Shadow Minister for Training and Skills Development

Fiona is in her first term and would like to engage with Qld members to understand their local priorities and how she can help. She is now connected with our Qld chair, Mark Nicholls. If you would like to engage please contact Kim Hicks in the first instance.