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.

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  • Review of the R&D Tax Incentive - AIIA Response (PDF - 215.0 KB)

    Friday 28 October 2016

    On behalf of our members, AIIA has taken a lead role advocating for effective R&D Tax arrangements in support of Australia’s Innovation agenda. R&D is part of the innovation ecosystem that is critical to Australia’s future global competitiveness, indeed it is a key factor for competitiveness and growth in a developed economy

  • Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (PDF - 146.2 KB)

    Thursday 27 October 2016

    AIIA welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Senate Standing Committee’s enquiry into the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).

  • TISA Intermediary liability (PDF - 243.3 KB)

    Tuesday 25 October 2016

    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.

  • Senate Committee Inquiry into 2016 Federal Election and matters related thereto (PDF - 287.4 KB)

    Friday 14 October 2016

    This paper aims to provide feedback on the government’s proposed accreditation model. We outline what industry considers best practice for Supplier Prequalification as provided in our 2016 Best Practice Government Procurement Guide.

  • Digital Disruption: What do Governments need to do? (PDF - 256.5 KB)

    Tuesday 20 September 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 (PDF - 130.6 KB)

    Friday 16 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.

  • Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs: National Cancer Screening Register Bill 2016 (PDF - 107.3 KB)

    Thursday 1 September 2016

    AIIA strongly supports establishment of the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR). We understand that establishment of the Register is complex, exacerbated by tight delivery timeframes and we are acutely aware of the privacy and security implications for any government or nongovernment organisation responsible for the service.

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

    Friday 19 August 2016

    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

    Monday 18 July 2016

    Internet services have transformed trade and enabled small and medium-sized businesses to reach global audiences in ways never possible in the past. A fundamental reason that services have been able to play this role is their open nature: online services and/or intermediaries can facilitate transactions and communications among millions of businesses and consumers, enabling buyers and sellers to connect directly on a global basis.

  • Federal Election 2016 - Post election Letter to PM

    Wednesday 13 July 2016

  • Federal Election 2016 - Post election Letter to Opposition leader (PDF - 100.5 KB)

    Monday 11 July 2016

    Congratulations on your personal success at the Federal Election

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

    Friday 1 July 2016

    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.

  • AIIA Letter to Jason Clare and Mark Dreyfus - Data Retention Industry Grants Program (DRIGP)

    Friday 24 June 2016

    Letter submitted to raise concerns regarding the Data Retention Industry Grants Program (DRIGP) and to seek an assurance from Government the payments under this scheme will be made immediately post the 2 July Federal Election.

  • AIIA Letter to George Brandis - Data Retention Industry Grants Program (DRIGP) (PDF - 103.4 KB)

    Thursday 23 June 2016

    Letter submitted to raise concerns regarding the Data Retention Industry Grants Program (DRIGP) and to seek an assurance from Government the payments under this scheme will be made immediately post the 2 July Federal Election.

  • Productivity Commission Draft Report: Intellectual Property Arrangements (PDF - 155.3 KB)

    Friday 3 June 2016

    AIIA strongly supports draft recommendation 5.3 on replacing the current fair dealing exceptions with a broad exception for fair use. We have consistently argued that copyright exceptions are not adaptive to technological change and should be broadened. It is heartening that the PC agrees.