Australian Information Industry Association


Completed Submissions

The AIIA makes submissions to a broad range of state and federal parliamentary and government inquiries into policy and legislation that impacts the digital industry, and its ability to deliver productivity benefits to the Australian economy and community.

Recent submissions are shown below. You can also search submissions by topic.

  • Global Tech Association Recommended Outcomes for G20 2017 (PDF - 1.8 MB)

    Wednesday 15 February 2017

    AIIA lodged a joint submission on the Multi-association G20 recommendations and proposed timeline of G20 activities.

  • Leading Digital Change (PDF - 153.5 KB)

    Monday 16 January 2017

    We consider the whole of Government ICT strategy to be a great step in the right direction and provide in principle support for the various initiatives underpinning the draft strategy.

  • Digital Identity (PDF - 174.0 KB)

    Monday 16 January 2017

    While AIIA is pleased with what appears to be adoption of a federated approach to digital identity for government services purposes, we are disappointed with the lack of genuine engagement of our industry in the process. This is despite our ongoing efforts to engage with the DTA and open offers to leverage the expertise and experience of the sector to assist in the design and early alpha development processes. AIIA has a number of members with specific expertise in this area, including the ability to draw on experience and intelligence from implementations around the world.

  • Appendix V of the interim Basel Convention Technic... (PDF - 216.0 KB)

    Monday 16 January 2017

    This paper is written in two parts. Part 1 outlines high level concerns with the Technical Guidelines. Part 2 provides specific feedback on Appendix V prior to the upcoming Basel Convention meeting planned in May 2016 on how the outstanding issues impact the ICT industry both at a regional and global level. These comments are provided at the request of the Commonwealth Department of Environment, Hazardous Waste Unit, in consideration of their position on the outstanding issues.

  • Open letter on Copyright Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF - 248.0 KB)

    Monday 16 January 2017

    The education, cultural and technology sectors continue our strong support of the safe harbour amendments included in this Bill. These amendments will give Australian online service providers - from schools, universities and libraries to technology companies - the same legal protections that currently apply to their counterparts overseas and commercial ISPs in Australia. It will encourage service providers and copyright owners to work together to fight piracy, increasing legal certainty and minimising compliance costs. It will free up Australian businesses to develop new and innovative services and allow our libraries, schools and universities to focus on providing world class services without unnecessary legal exposure.

  • TISA Intermediary liability (PDF - 243.3 KB)

    Monday 16 January 2017

    AIIA understands that TiSA is potentially reaching its final negotiating rounds. We strongly urge Australian negotiators to adopt and support robust non-IP intermediary liability protections.

  • Consumer Goods that contain Button Batteries (PDF - 716.8 KB)

    Monday 16 January 2017

    This document is intended to guide suppliers (i.e. manufacturers, distributers, importers, retailers, and on-line suppliers) in making responsible decisions about button battery safety when procuring, designing, developing or retailing button battery-powered devices.

  • Cyber Security - ACCSE (PDF - 96.6 KB)

    Tuesday 29 November 2016

    In principle, AIIA supports ACCSE and its objectives to build cyber security skills in Australia. We have some concerns around the current approach and selection criteria. The selection criteria is mostly focused on assessing what universities are doing to date. AIIA argues the need is rather, on addressing the gaps, identifying best practices to meet the gap and incentivising action. The ACCSE can be a great opportunity to lift the bar in cyber security education.

  • AIIA response - enquiry into 2016 Federal Election

    Tuesday 8 November 2016

  • AIIA response: PC white paper on digital disruption (PDF - 256.5 KB)

    Thursday 20 October 2016

    AIIA strongly advocates for the development and maturity of Australia’s digital talent and skills base. While it is true that STEM graduates, particularly those in science, are underemployed this is only part of the picture and takes a short term approach to education policy. The goal should be to address the transition phase towards a new and more innovative economy, rather than focusing on the jobs available now for those graduating now.

  • Getting software development R&D Tax Incentive claims right

    Friday 23 September 2016

    AIIA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft guidelines relating to the R&D Tax Incentive and software development. This is proving to be an area of confusion for many of our members, in particular how the criteria are applied by AusIndustry.

  • Letter to Honourable Dan Tehan

    Monday 25 July 2016

    Congratulations on your additional appointment as Minister Assisting the Prime lvlinister for Cyber Security

  • Letter to Honourable Mitch Fifield

    Monday 25 July 2016

    Congratulations on your re-appointment as Minister for Communications

  • Letter to Honourable Angus Taylor

    Monday 25 July 2016

    Congratulations on your continued appointment as Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation

  • Letter to Honourable Josh Frydenberg

    Monday 25 July 2016

    Congratulations on your new appointment as lvtinister for the Environment and Energy