Australian Information Industry Association
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.
AIIA joint letter on Basel Technical Guidelines (PDF - 261.9 KB)
Monday 30 October 2017
AIIA co-signed a letter to the Basel Secretariat regarding on-going concerns about the definition of e-waste, what to do with obsolete technologies and more.
PM's ACCS - Working Group Agenda - IoT (PDF - 263.4 KB)
Monday 16 October 2017
The industry working group was tasked to address the following: “Security has been a low priority for IoT developers. Can we make the IoT devices more secure? This Working Group will consider cyber security standards / certification for IoT devices to provide greater assurance for home users and on a national level. Could be usefully developed in cooperation with the IoT Alliance group”.
Skills for today, Jobs for tomorrow (PDF - 10.6 MB)
Tuesday 19 September 2017
AIIA Digital Delivery of Government Services Response (PDF - 264.3 KB)
Sunday 10 September 2017
AIIA welcomes the opportunity to input to the Finance and Administration Reference Committee Inquiry into Digital Delivery of Government Services. AIIA has provided responses previously on a range of issues related to the delivery of government services and specifically digital government service delivery. On this occasion AIIA would like to make observations in six key areas impacting the effectiveness of current arrangements.
PM's ACCS - Working Group Agenda - Network Threat Blocking (PDF - 196.3 KB)
Friday 1 September 2017
This Working Group will consider the feasibility, implications and options for blocking threats before they can spread across Australia’s domestic networks. The goal is to reduce cybercrime targeting businesses – particularly SMEs – communities and individuals.
AIIA Submission to the APEC CBPR (PDF - 445.4 KB)
Wednesday 26 July 2017
AIIA urges the Government to take a leadership role by clearly indicating its intention to participate in the APEC CBPR system without delay.
Wednesday 12 July 2017
AIIA appreciates the opportunity to comment on this important issue. We support in principal, a mandatory serious data breach notification scheme.
AIIA response to proposed changes to 457 visa arrangements (PDF - 306.3 KB)
Thursday 25 May 2017
The longstanding 457 visa programme has made an important contribution to productivity growth in Australia and in the case of the ICT sector, has been essential to addressing the genuine gap that currently exists between the domestic supply and demand of ICT and new digital technology skills. Individuals who hold 457 visas not only fill real and immediate needs within ICT organisations, but have proven to also make a significant and positive contribution to the Australian economy generating more revenue than cost.
Wednesday 26 April 2017
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.
Joint Industry Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (Telecommunications Sector Security Reform) (PDF - 357.2 KB)
Friday 3 February 2017
This submission is lodged by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), the AIIA, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and Communications Alliance (jointly, the Associations), which collectively represent the bulk of Australia’s $100 billion ICT industry, including telecommunications Carriers, Carriage Service Providers (C/CSPs), vendors and intermediaries.
Consideration of ICT Duties in Budget Season (PDF - 450.5 KB)
Wednesday 18 January 2017
As the 2017 budget season approaches, India’s political leadership will make decisions on import duties that have an important impact on the nation’s business climate. Against this backdrop, our members, representing the most innovative information and communications technology (ICT) companies in the world, would like to highlight the value of a stable and predictable tariff regime.
Draft policy position - Govt Digitalisation Final (PDF - 122.1 KB)
Monday 16 January 2017
With the volume and economic value of the direct access and impact government has on citizens and business, there is clear opportunity for Government to take the lead and speed up Australia’s digital transformation.
AIIA Response Matrix - ICT Procurement Taskforce (PDF - 467.9 KB)
Friday 13 January 2017
AIIA welcome the opportunity to provide input to the Government’s ICT Procurement Taskforce. The issues outlined in this submission have largely been expressed to the Taskforce through various workshops and face to face conversations with Taskforce personnel and the Minister directly.
Developing the NSW Government Digital Strategy (PDF - 208.3 KB)
Friday 23 December 2016
AIIA’s view is that the Strategy is sound. However, as a general comment we would encourage the Government to be more ambitious. Emerging technology capability such as Artificial Intelligence, sophisticated data analytics, cognitive intelligence and systems, robotics etc, will have an exponential impact on productivity and the customer service experience – and are already incorporated into systems/services in the private sector.